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Post-doctoral positions in quantum light emitters based on colloidal quantum dots

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.
The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, is looking for outstanding, creative and highly motivated researchers to develop novel scalable technologies for quantum optical communications. The project is on developing quantum materials and photonic structures to operate in the telecom wavelength as quantum light sources for single and entangled photon generation.
PRTR-Financiado por el MCIN con fondos de la Unión Europea-NextGenerationEU(PRTR-C17.I1) y por la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position.
The candidates should have demonstrated experience and hands-on expertise on the design, fabrication, characterization and optimization of quantum light emitters. We are in particularly looking for candidates with the following profiles:
1. Demonstrated expertise on designing, setting up and characterising quantum light emission, including micro-PL and antibunching measurements (e.g. HBT). Prior expertise on quantum dots or solid-state emitters as quantum light sources will be positively evaluated.
2. Strong experience on design, simulation, optimization and nano-fabrication of photonic structures and cavities for single photon emission. Prior expertise on coupling and deterministic positioning of quantum nano-emitters within photonic structures will be considered a plus.
ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Salaries for ICFO Postdoctoral positions are assigned by the Selection Committee, based on experience and seniority of the applicant, as well as the assigned tasks and responsibilities within the group. Standard salaries range from a lower level aligned with national Ramon-y-Cajal fellowships to higher levels aligned with Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships.
The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years.
Additionally, a family allowance is also available on request and after corresponding approval for people with family charges in the terms described in the corresponding policy.

How to apply

Suitable candidates are requested to submit: - Presentation letter with a declaration of interest, - Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, - The contact e-mail of two potential referees. Candidates may contact for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to For update information about the hosting group, please visit For updated information about ICFO, please visit

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Published on March 13, 2023

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