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Experimental Postdoc in Quantum Physics and Atom Optics)

Tampere University

The Experimental Quantum Optics group at Tampere University, Finland, is looking for a motivated postdoc to work on setting up a new experiment focusing on structuring charged matter waves. The project is funded through the recently awarded ERC Starting grant 2021. Besides performing research on the highest level, the position will provide the opportunity to work in a diverse research group, which is embedded in a highly active research infrastructure.
As an employer we are committed to promoting diversity within our team and would like to encourage all interested applicants, irrespective of their gender and backgrounds to apply!
Interested in joining?
We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to carry out research within this exciting new branch of structured matter wave science. The work will embrace a broad range of different tasks, ranging from designing and building of the setup to developing novel tools for charged matter waves, and studying novel quantum mechanical effects. The position will also enable to contribute to ongoing quantum optics experiments, refine your supervising skills as well as to establish your own independent high-level research profile.
Candidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD degree (or have the PhD defense scheduled within the next couple of months) in experimental atom optics or other fields of quantum research studying atomic quantum systems. Excellent written and spoken English skills are essential. Experience with ultra-high vacuum systems is highly appreciated and some expertise in programming languages, e.g., Python, Matlab, Labview, or similar, are advantageous. The candidate should further like to work in an international, collaborative research group, enjoy working with colleagues (national & international) and help in supervising Bachelor, Master, or PhD students and teaching tasks.
The Postdoctoral position will be offered for 1-2 years with a possibility of extension. The position will be preferably filled in fall 2022 with some flexibility in the starting date.
Who we are?
The Experimental Quantum Optics group is a fairly young research group (est. 2019) working on structured single photons to study novel quantum effects and high-dimensional quantum information schemes. We also develop and implement novel light-matter interactions in the quantum regime, thereby combining findings from nonlinear optics, quantum plasmonics, and quantum optics.
With the ERC Starting Grant project TWISTION, we are now venturing into the field of atom physics and structured matter waves. Benefiting from our quantum optics expertise as well as the strong research infrastructure of Tampere University we will set out to pioneer experiments at the interface between quantum optics and atom physics.
The group is embedded into an internationally known research hub at the Tampere University, Finland, which is leading the Photonics Flagship initiative PREIN and has multiple collaborations within a large network of quantum science experts across the world.

How to apply

The full application should be written in English. The required documents are: - Curriculum Vitae incl. list of publications - Possible references (incl. the full email address) - Motivation letter, including a short introduction of the applicant, previous research work and future plans Please submit your application via email to Robert Fickler ( as PDF documents.

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Published on June 03, 2022

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