University of Luxembourg

Research & Development Specialist in Quantum Communications

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The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding engineers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT). The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking a highly motivated engineer who wishes to contribute to experimental Testbeds of quantum communications and networking.

SnT is a center carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable, and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the European Space Agency and the EU7th framework program. For further information, you may check:

The SIGCOM research group carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems, including satellite communications, SIGCOM is currently expanding its research activities in exploring several emerging topics of next-generation communications systems. For details, you may refer to the following:

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work as a Research Specialist and Technical Assistant in a number of the following topics (or more):

  • Quantum communication / Quantum key distribution / Quantum networks
  • Development of testbeds for quantum communication
  • Experimentation equipment of quantum communication infrastructure
  • Free space optical communication
  • Fiber optics / photonics / optoelectronics
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Physical layer security
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to quantum communications

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Perform simulation, design, and implementation of Quantum Key Distribution Techniques
  • Development of testbeds for quantum communication
  • Perform laboratory experimentation, validation, and testing
  • Assist in the organization of relevant workshops and demos

For further information, please contact: Dr. Juan Duncan (

Your Profile...

Qualification: The candidate should possess a Master in Engineering (M.E. or M.Sc.) degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, and an experience in a number of the following topics:

  • Development of laboratory testbeds
  • Laboratory Instrumentation
  • Knowledge of photonics and optics is highly valuable
  • Testbed design and implementation on SDR or SDN platforms
  • FPGA/CPU/GPU development and verification is highly desirable
  • Programming skills in at least one of the following: MATLAB/Simulink, GNURadio/C/C++, Labview, Xilinx Tools (Vivado, Embedded processors, Zynq, etc)
  • Wireless / Satellite / Networking experience is a plus

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 48 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04781

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications and contact details of two referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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