Open Post-doctoral position in IT

The Physics of Information Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow to develop research in quantum information theory or/and in quantum effects in biology.

The candidates are expected to have research experience in one of the above areas, or in general in: open quantum systems, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, or information processing in biological systems.

Application timing

Applications should be submitted by 20 September 2015, but earlier applications are welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to start in January 2016, but earlier starting dates are also possible. The position will remain open if adequate candidates are not identified.

Application procedure

The application is constituted by the following documents:

1. curriculum vitae of the applicant;
2. statement of research interests, including a short description of the candidate's scientific background, motivation and skills;
3. two letters of recommendation (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted).

The application should be sent by e-mail, following the instructions below (where "Surname" refers to the surname of the candidate):
- the documents above should be sent in a single PDF file, named "BPD Surname" (recommendation letters may be sent separately, but should still follow the two steps below);
- the e-mail subject should be "BPD Surname";
- the e-mail should be sent to:  phys-info-jobs  (at)

Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the above instructions may not be evaluated.

Short-listed applicants may be invited for one or several interviews following the submission of their application.

Further information

The Physics of Information Group promotes research and advanced training in the physics of information in physical, chemical and biological systems. It develops theory work and is involved in a number of experimental collaborations and international projects. It also coordinates the new Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information, at the University of Lisbon.

The group is part of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), a national research lab in Lisbon, Portugal, rated Excellent in its last international assessment. 

The group is located in the campus of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon), in Lisbon, Portugal.

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