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  • PHD Student Vacancy in NWO & Quantum-Delta project NeSQuS

    Your Project

    In your project, Network Security via Quantum Sensing (NeSQuS), we aim to add functionality to quantum communication networks, solving a well-known weak point of QKD: the man-in-middle attack. We will achieve this through a unique combination of classical and quantum sensing techniques involving both the classical and two-photon versions of the Sagnac effect to guarantee the integrity of closed loops in the network. NeSQuS will therefore bring quantum sensing ideas closer to real employment.

    Supervisor, host group, collaborators.

    Your research will be performed within the young Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) chair in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. Supervisor is Prof. Pepijn Pinkse (AQO). We work closely together with our colleagues of the AQO-QIP group (led by Jelmer Renema) in Twente as well as with collaborators in Eindhoven and the rest of Europe. 

    Our offer

    The University of Twente offers a stimulating work environment in an area of applied, forefront research. When fulfilling a PhD position at the UT, you will get the status of junior scientist. You will have an employment contract for the duration of 4 years and can participate in all employee benefits the UT offers. The gross monthly salary starts with € 2443,- in the first year and increases to € 3122,- in the fourth year of your employment. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (amount to 8%), an end of year bonus of 8.3%. A high-quality training programme is part of the agreement. The research has to result in a PhD thesis at the end of the employment period.

    Questions regarding these positions can be directed to Pepijn Pinkse. Please send your application with c.v. (preferable with contact information for at least two academic references) to the group secretary, Nicole Meinster,

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  • Postdoctoral researcher in integrated photonic quantum information processing

    The Adaptive Quantum Optics group at the University of Twente is looking for postdoctoral researchers in integrated photonic quantum information processing.


    Quantum photonics is one of the leading platforms for quantum computing, being one of the few to have demonstrated a quantum advantage and having excellent scalability as well as operation at room temperature. In particular, integrated photonics is a crucial technology for large-scale quantum photonic interference.

    At the University of Twente, we combine expertise in integrated photonics with expertise on both theoretical and experimental quantum optics to carry out innovative research into the fundamentals and applications of photonic quantum interference. Our vision is to do the fundamental research necessary to build large-scale quantum optical systems that can help solve real-world problems. Some of our recent highlights include theoretical work on the USTC quantum advantage demonstrations, the experimental demonstration of the world’s largest quantum photonic processor, and first demonstration of quantum photo-thermodynamics.  We are supported in these efforts by a long-standing collaboration with our spinout company QuiX Quantum BV, who produce world-best photonic processors with the unique combination of low loss and high component density achievable with SiN photonic waveguides.


    We are looking for a candidate with proven expertise (in the form of a PhD) in experimental quantum optics, including first-author publications. The candidate must have good professional team-work skills and proficiency in English, and must be open to collaboration with industry. Advantageous qualities in a candidate are: expertise in theoretical quantum optics, experience in leading research projects, and experience in project management / research grants. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in operating the quantum information processing experiment on which the work will be performed, and to support and guide the PhD students working on this setup. We can offer teaching opportunities as desired by the candidate.


    We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible. The salary will be according to the collective bargain­ing agreement for Dutch universities with generous fringe bene­fits such as vacation allowance and end-of-year bonus.

    For enquiries, please contact Prof. P.W.H. Pinkse, tel. 053 489 5904 or by email: