CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS IN QUANTUM-KEY-DISTRIBUTION! AT FRAUNHOFER MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS BY JOINING OUR TEAM. POSTS ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR:
Scientist for quantum communication systems and networks - Innovator in Science

Quantum optical communications: Development and experimental evaluation of innovative solutions.

What we expect from you

  • You hold an outstanding scientific degree (e.g. master degree) in physics or electrical engineering
  • in-depth knowledge of quantum communications, optical components (laser, modulators, photodetectors), single-photon processing, optical propagation, high-speed electronics
  • experience with quantum key distribution systems
  • lab experience to generate, transmit and receive optical signals
  • good programming skills (e.g., Python, C/C++, Matlab, …)
  • modelling of optical propagation effects
  • ability to model systems and to perform their experimental verification
  • considered as assets: experience in the acquisition of new projects.
We are looking for creative, highly motivated, proactive, target-oriented and analytical thinkers.

What you can expect from us

You will carry out research projects on quantum optical communications. You will work on experimental demonstrators of quantum key distribution with a focus on the integration in the telecommunication network.You will take part in the design of quantum key distribution systems. Your conceptual analyses and optimization of protocols shall prepare and support the implementation of new quantum communication demonstrators. Both fiber and free-space channels are considered. You will exploit the project results for dissemination, production of intellectual property and acquisition of new research projects. We offer the possibility to work on a PhD if you do not have one.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited for 2 years.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Please submit your application documents (master degree certificates, employment references, CV, etc.) via our recruitment portal. Your application cannot be considered without the relevant supporting evidence.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Ronald Freund
ronald.freund@hhi.fraunhofer.de 

Job Reference: HHI-2021-83 Closing Date: 24.10.2021
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