Postdoctoral positions in Quantum Nanophotonics

Ref REF 2023-0799


Looking for a unique and collaborative endeavor at the cutting edge of photonics and quantum engineering? Read on!

Our goal at Chalmers is to build a useful quantum computer. The complexity of today's quantum processors must be increased to help fields like chemistry and medicine. We are forming a new interdisciplinary team to understand and increase the power of quantum technology.

Information about the project and the environment
The positions are in the brand-new Quantum Photonics Laboratory (QPL). We are scientists, applied physicists, and engineers. We explore the flow of and interactions between light, sound, and microwaves.

There is no reliable path to a sustainable growth in society's capability to compute and connect. A key issue is the excessive energy loss caused by communication. In classical datacenters and computers, this energy loss leads to heating and greenhouse gas emissions. In emerging quantum processors, the energy loss prevents scaling up small quantum devices into more powerful systems. We are developing new hardware to address this. Read more on our webpage and in this popular science article.

This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology, and to build a Swedish quantum computer. We are members of the Quantum Technology division in the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). We work with the experimentalists in the Photonics division and the theorists at the Applied Quantum Physics division. Our department hosts the state-of-the-art MC2 Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom, the largest such facility in Northern Europe. We have cutting-edge cryogenic, microwave and optical measurement capabilities.

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral researcher, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research in collaboration with others, and to coach PhD students. You will be expected to help develop your skills, the team, and contribute with your creative ideas. We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a creative problem-solving ability are important personal qualities for these positions. We highly value a collaborative spirit, a commitment to inclusive teamwork, and a drive for continuous learning and professional growth, ensuring a supportive environment for all team members.

Qualifications
We welcome motivated candidates who love to learn from any field. Experience with either quantum engineering, photonics, nanofabrication, nanomechanics, cryogenics or superconductivity is nice to have. To qualify for these positions you need a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Photonics, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. You need to be fluent in spoken and written English. Please contact us if you are unsure about applying!

We offer
Full-time temporary employment for at least 2 years with opportunities to extend to 4 years. Your starting date is negotiable. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions with flexible and family-friendly working hours. Our benefits are designed to help you recharge.

Chalmers aims to actively improve its gender balance. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

This could be the perfect boost to your career, whether in academic research, in a start-up company that may be formed around your own ideas, or in booming fields like photonics and quantum technology.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230787 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other:
• Add web links to your three best publications or preprints (if any) and your thesis, if available. Add a short description (a few sentences) of each of your three best publications and your contributions to it.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Applications are reviewed continuously. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Application deadline: March 10th 2024.

For questions, please contact:
A.Prof. Raphaël Van Laer
Quantum Technology division
raphael.van.laer@chalmers.se


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