Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Yes

Level of qualifications required : PhD or equivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctoral Research Visit

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria Saclay-Île-de-France Research Centre was established in 2008. It has developed as part of

the Saclay site in partnership with Paris-Saclay University and with the Institut Polytechnique de

Paris .

The centre has 39 project teams , 27 of which operate jointly with Paris-Saclay University and the

Institut Polytechnique de Paris; Its activities occupy over 600 people, scientists and research and

innovation support staff, including 44 different nationalities.


The research project will explore the limits of quantum distributed computing based on the concept of quantum nonlocality and quantum networks. A non-exhaustive list of potential projects is:

  • Find bounds on quantum abilities at distributed tasks based on
    • the concept of No-Signaling (see arXiv:0903.113), or
    • the quantum NPA (see arXiv:0803.4290) and Inflation-NPA hierarchies (see arXiv:1909.10519)
  • Find ‘interesting’ distributed tasks with a quantum advantage (see arXiv:1810.10838 for a ‘not so interesting’ task)
  • Generalize the concept of ‘Genuine Multipartite Nonlocality’ introduced in arXiv:2105.09381
  • Develop the applications of network nonlocality, both for understanding the foundations of quantum information theory (see arXiv:2101.10873) and its applications (see arXiv:2201.05032)

Any other suggested research project in quantum information theory can be discussed (both from the physics or the computer science viewpoint).

Main activities

The project will be achieved by collaborating with Marc-Olivier Renou and other members of the group, as well as Jukka Suomela (Aalto University, Finland). Long research stays in Aalto University will be encouraged.


The applicant should hold a PhD degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or a related field and have an excellent track record of publications in quantum information theory. Familiarity with Bell nonlocality, synchronous distributed computing and / or semidefinite programming is a plus.

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage


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