Quantum Communication Software Engineer (Quest-2022/1-IT-GOV-INN)
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.
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Recent advancements in quantum computing have highlighted the importance of developing quantum-safe communication technologies for classic and future quantum networks. The CERN IT Department as part of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative is conducting research on Quantum Key Distribution and quantum-safe security frameworks.
As part of ongoing collaborations, the IT Department is looking for candidates with experience in quantum communication and computing, encryption, security frameworks to take part in the development of quantum-safe distributed data workflows.
You can find more information on the project: https://quantum.cern/welcome.
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
- You have a Master’s degree and between 2 and 6 years’ experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in computer science, mathematics or other related field;
- You should have a working knowledge of English or French.
Skills and/or knowledge:
- Experience in developing and integrating quantum-safe protocols into distributed computing frameworks;
- Experience with schemes like homomorphic encryption and Secure Multi-Party Computation;
- Experience with machine learning/deep learning methods and frameworks;
- Experience with applications in industrial processes, medical research, or other fields requiring handling of sensitive data is a plus.
What we offer:
- An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
- On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
- A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
- Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
- Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
- 30 days of paid leave per year.
How to Apply:
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
- A CV;
- A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
- We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.
The earliest expected start date for selected candidates is May 2023.
Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at midnight (12.00 AM CEST).