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Researcher Security

Application deadline

January 7, 2022

Type of contract


We are looking for motivated individuals willing to do research in the integration of quantum communications in telecommunications networks.

The work will be part of the research project on quantum communications recently awarded by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and other the associated projects when appropriate.

The candidate will work in the integration on Quantum Key Distribution systems and encryptors into production facilities following novel networks paradigm such as Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. Specifically, he/she will work on the protection of critical infrastructures by means of security protocols and tools oriented to that propuse. The candidate will implement secure interfaces and applications for all communications between the components of the QKD network, covering both the classical part and the software elements that control quantum communications.

The candidate will join the research group on Quantum Information and Computation ( at the Center for Computational Simulation (


  • Degree in computer science (or equivalent if relevant qualifications are presented)
  • Good programming skills, specially in Python and C/C++
  • Knowledge on classical cryptography and security areas like acces control, protection of services, systems and data, forensic analysis and hazard detections and countermeasures will be crucial
  • Some experience in the development of high Technological Readiness Level software development.
  • Some expertise using tools like OpenStack, KVM as well as development frameworks like OpenSSL.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, on his/her own initiative
  • Excellent comunications skills in both Spanish and English

We will highly value:

  • Previous experience on Quantum Communications, particularly with QKD devices (CV and DV).


  • The gross salary will be 21,500€/year.
  • Expected duration: 30 months.
  • The interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th of January 2022.
  • Estimated start date 24th of January 2022.

For further information, please, check the attached document. If you are interested, send your CV to before 07/01/2022 23:00.