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Quantum Week 2024

SCOTLAND

One week, three events  |  Edinburgh  |  15th-19th April 2024

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PhD Position in Quantum Cryptography at the University of Edinburgh [NEW]

21 Jun 2024

An opportunity to join us as a Fully Funded PhD student

One fully funded , for up to 42 months, PhD position is available to work with Dr Alexandru Cojocaru in quantum cryptography and post-quantum cryptography at the University of Edinburgh, in the School of Informatics.


The position will be part of our research group, Quantum Software Lab which currently consists of more than 40 members, including eight faculty (Prof Elham Kashefi, Prof Chris Heunen, Dr Petros Wallden, Dr Myrto Arapinis, Dr Raul Garcia-Patron, Dr Mina Doosti, Dr Oliver Brown, Dr Alexandru Cojocaru). For more information, please contact  a.cojocaru@ed.ac.uk with a CV and a short (up to 1 page) statement of research interests. The PhD position will have the expected starting date 1st October 2024, but later starting dates are negotiable. Candidates should apply by the 15th of July 2024, but are encouraged to reach out as early as possible. For a more detailed description, please see below. Candidate’s profile

  • Applicants are expected to have (or about to obtain) a Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g., a First Class Honours) in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. Outstanding candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (without a Master’s) will also be considered.

  • A strong background in the theory of quantum computation, quantum information theory, cryptography or closely related fields is highly desirable.

Studentship and eligibility

  • Full time PhD tuition fees for a student with a Home or Overseas fee status;

  • A tax free stipend of £19,237 per year for 3.5 years;

Research Environment

Successful applicants will be part of the Quantum Software Lab and will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with the other members of the group and more widely within the Schools of Informatics, Mathematics, Physics.


The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh is one of the largest in Europe and currently the top Informatics institute in the UK for research power, with 40% of its research outputs considered world-leading (top grade), and almost 50% considered top grade for societal impact. The University of Edinburgh is constantly ranked among the world’s top universities (among the top 20 Universities in the world in computer science) and is a highly international environment with several centres of excellence.

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