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Research position available in Quantum Computation Laboratory

2 year contract with expected start date in June 2011; Undertake research funded by the Australia Research Councils’ Discovery Project Scheme. The Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS) develops theoretical foundations, innovative technology and practical systems that will result in next generation enterprise intelligent information systems. Its five major research programs cover quantum computation, knowledge discovery, decision support, innovation and infrastructure enhancement. The Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join their team full-time for a period of 2 years to undertake research on reasoning about distributed quantum computation and secure quantum communication. In this role you will be developing effective techniques for the verification of quantum communication protocols, using the mathematical tools of process algebra. Some of your duties will include: i) Conducting original research on project related topics; ii) Publishing high profile conference and journal papers; iii) Providing advice and supervision to PhD students on research activities. The successful applicant is expected to have a Doctoral Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related area and have strong experience in verification of classical communication protocols. Salary range: $60,548 to $73,743 per annum. The University offers salary packaging plus 17% superannuation. Candidates interested in this position should send the following materials as email attachments to A/Prof. Yuan Feng ( i) A copy of your most recent CV (including the names of two references); ii) A copy of one of your publications which you feel is significant to this role. More information about the Quantum Computation Laboratory can be obtained from and QCIS centre from For enquiries about the duties and responsibilities of this position, please contact A/Prof. Yuan Feng via e-mail Closing Date: 15 April 2011