Research Fellow in Quantum Communications

University of Leeds - School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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



Leeds - Main Campus


Faculty of Engineering


School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering


Institute of Microwaves and Photonics



Contract Type: 

Fixed Term (2 years)

Closing Date: 

Tuesday 03 January 2017

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