Research associate employment with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

To TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication Technology, Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, the 6G-life Research-Hub „Digital transformation and sovereignty of future communication networks“offer, subject to availability of resources, three project positions as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible. Positions are initially limited until August 14, 2025. The period of employment is governed by Section 2 (2) of the Fixed-Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

Task: We are seeking applications for three positions in Quantum Technologies for the experimental realization of low latency resilient 6G-quantum communications. Low latency will be a critical key performance indicator (KPI) in future 6G communication networks. Moreover, the experimental generation and distribution of quantum entanglement at the physical layer level is essential for its exploitation in future 6G communication networks. The use of entanglement can enable effective and efficient shared randomness, which can be used for example in compressed sensing and post-Shannon communications. However, physical parameters such as the probability of correct entanglement generation and fidelity have a key role. Second, quantum routers are not yet standardized. This both from a hardware and software point of view. Moreover, it is important to integrate such a quantum routing platform with 6G networks. Finally, quantum communication technologies were initially proposed to achieve unprecedented security. A well-known example is the publication of various quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols to secure existing and future classical communications based on information theory. However, the realization of quantum communication networks, and their integration with the future 6G architecture, will open up new security challenges and new security threats. These may be critical for future quantum-classical architecture and may possibly diminish the achievements achieved with the convergence of quantum and classical technologies into a single network. Therefore, it is important to study secure and resilient solutions for future 6G quantum networks.

Position 1 will have to design and realize in the experimental demonstrator the protocol of the physical layer for the generation and the distribution of entanglement. Different sources of quantum entanglement will be considered based on the requirements of different types of applications.

Post 2 will have the design and realization of the quantum router and quantum routing protocols will first examine the theoretical approach and then the subsequent practical implementation and integration into the testbed. The research and design will also consider the use of quantum routers in future 6G metro networks.

Post 3 will ensure the design and implementation of secure solutions for the generation and distribution of entanglements and for quantum routing. The collaboration will include the design phase and the realization phase.

Terms: University degree (Diploma/Masters) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent; strong programming skills are highly recommended. Knowledge in quantum mechanics and a specialization in experimental physics can be a plus. Applicants should be fluent in English and have good oral and written communication skills.

More details about the 6G-life Research-Hub are given under

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same goes for people with disabilities. Please submit your application by July 8, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it in a single pdf document to [email protected] or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Deutsche Telekom Professur für Kommunikationsnetze, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Riccardo Bassoli, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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