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Postdoctoral Researcher for project Maestro no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356

Postdoctoral Researcher for project Maestro no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356

Project title: Relativistic causality and information processing

Positions are offered by the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies of the University of Gdańsk within the implementation of the project “Relativistic Causality and Information Processing" (contract no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356). The project is financed by the National Science Centre (NCN) under the MAESTRO-13 programme.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated post-docs to work in the New Quantum Resources Group led by Prof. Paweł Horodecki at the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT) hosted by the University of Gdańsk (UG) - pioneering and leading center of quantum information research in Poland.

About the project

The project’s central goal is to study the information-processing properties within the broad framework of „within-and-beyond-quantum” theories (relativistic quantum physics, PR-boxes, GPTs, etc.). To this end and intergrative methodology combining the tools from i.a. quantum information, quantum field theory, relativity and cryptography will be developed. Finally, protocols for physical implementations and/or simulations of some of the theoretical findings will be developed.

About the group

The broad aim of the New Quantum Resources Group would be to perform research concerning quantum phenomena that could be used for quantum information processing.

Exemplary goals of the group are:

  • Connections between quantum computational speedup and contextuality/Bell-“nonlocality”
  • New protocols on randomness amplification
  • Research on communication networks
  • Connections between violations of Bell inequalities and of non-contextuality and the quantum advantage in communication complexity
  • Quantum batteries as open quantum systems
  • Relativistic quantum information processing


ICTQT was created in 2018 within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3). The founders of ICTQT are Marek Żukowski (the director) and Paweł Horodecki (the research group leader). The Centre’s official partner is IQOQI-Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The Centre consists of 6 research groups:

  • Active scientific research.
  • Discussion and presentation of ideas and results with a diverse audience at ICTQT and at external events.
  • Participation in seminars, group meetings, and other activities of scientific exchange.
  • Participation in activities organized by ICTQT.
  • The candidate should hold a PhD degree in physics, computer science, mathematics or philosophy (PhD degree obtained in 2015 or later).
  • The candidate should be interested in mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information, and related topics, especially those which are within the research agenda of ICTQT.
  • The candidate should have experience, confirmed by a publication record, in at least one of the following domains: spacetime geometry, operator algebras, quantum information, quantum field theory, Bell non-locality.
  • The candidate should be committed to working collaboratively within an inclusive and diverse environment.
  • The candidate should have an advanced level of English (the language level will be verified during the interview).
Job Benefits
  • Work in a rapidly developing, world class research centre;
  • Monthly gross salary together with social security and health insurance up to PLN 11 000,00 (depending on experience);
  • Full-time employment up to 30 months (subject to periodical evaluation after one year);
  • The start date of employment is negotiable (planned start date 01.02.2023 - 01.03.2023);
  • Scientific and organizational support;
  • Basic equipment and core facilities;
  • Travel funds for scientific collaboration and participation in conferences;
  • Friendly, inspiring, interdisciplinary environment, including “entanglement” with National Centre for Quantum Information (KCIK: and Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (IFTiA) at UG.
Required documents

All required documents should be prepared in English:

  • Recruitment form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A research resume with a list of research projects in which the candidate took part (with specification of the role); PDF files of 3 most important publications; A list of talks at conferences and workshops, and a list of prizes and awards;
  • Motivation letter (including statement of current scientific interests) – up to 3 pages;
  • Up to three recommendation letters from senior researchers (the candidate is expected to contact the referees and ask them to send reference letters directly to The letters must be sent before the deadline).
  • Documents confirming scientific degrees (scan of the PhD diploma).
Recruitment process
  1. The recruitment procedure has two stages:
    1. Pre-selection candidates by the Selection Commission (SC), based on send documents;
    2. Interview of pre-selected candidates by SC;
  2. Postdoc positions are offered to candidates who received their PhD degree in 2015 or later.
  3. The interview is expected in January  2023.
  4. ICTQT Selecting Commission (SC) reserves the right to invite for the interview only pre-selected candidates.
  5. The SC’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.
  6. The SC reserves the right to close the competition without selecting a candidate.
  7. The decision will be made by the SC within 2 months from the date of recruitment completion.
  8. In the event of resignation from accepting the position of the selected candidate, the SC has the right to send the offer to the person placed on the reserve list, and in the absence of such a list, the SC has the right to reconsider the applications submitted to the competition and to indicate a new candidate.

Please submit the documents via email to ictqt[at]

advert posted on October 13th, 2022

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Employment Type
Beginning of employment
February/March 2023 (negotiable)
Duration of employment
30 months (full-time employment, subject to periodical evaluation)
Scientific discipline
quantum physics
Base Salary
PLN up to ~11000 gross (based on experience) Per month
Application deadline
Job Location
Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, Gdańsk, 80-308, Poland
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