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Research Fellow in Quantum Communications

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in quantum communications?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Quantum key distribution (QKD) provides unbreakable, future-proof security against the vulnerabilities of most cryptosystems currently in operation. QKD has been implemented mostly over dedicated channels and between two parties. Before current communication vulnerabilities are exploited, it is essential to facilitate the use of QKD technology for any two users at any distance, via a network. This project addresses the theoretical analysis of quantum communications networks, including the UK Quantum Network, at access and metro levels. Another key aspect is the theoretical development of future generations of  quantum networks via quantum repeaters.

You will work closely with Dr M Razavi, at the intersection of quantum information science and optical communications. You will also collaborate with partner researchers in the National Hub for Quantum Communications Technologies.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Mohsen Razavi, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 9406, email:

Please note that the University is closed for the Christmas break from Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopens on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We are therefore unable to respond to any queries relating to your application during this time.

Further information

A diverse workforce: The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Microwaves and Photonics
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 January 2017
Reference:  ENGEE1050
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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