PhD Positions in Theoretical Computer Science at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2015

University of Amsterdam is inviting application for PhD Position in Theoretical Computer Science. Appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months and then on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). The application deadline is 31 October 2014.. The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography. The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).. PhD Positions are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Amsterdam.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  PhD Positions are provided in Theoretical Computer Science at University of Amsterdam.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· a Master’s degree with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;
· candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum information are preferred;
· demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;
· good academic writing and presentation skills;
· good social and organisational skills.
Benefits of the scholarship: Appointment (1,0 fte) is on a temporary basis for a period of four years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable during the first two years.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: PhD Positions are offered for a period of four years.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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