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Researcher in Applied Photonic Quantum Technology

Fraunhofer IOF

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena conducts applied research in optical system technology on behalf of the industry and as part of publicly funded joint projects. The range of services offered by the Fraunhofer IOF includes system solutions, starting with new design concepts, through the development of technologies, manufacturing and measuring methods to the construction of prototypes and pilot series for applications in the wavelength range from millimeter to nanometer.
The Fraunhofer IOF is also pioneering applied optical quantum technology research and offers innovative solutions for science and industry wherever quantum systems have the potential for revolutionary applications.
For the Department of Emerging Technologies, we are seeking highly motivated Postdoc candidates to join the »Quantum Communication Technologies« group. Research in the group focuses on applied quantum technologies – from methods for generating, manipulating, processing, and transmitting quantum states of light to system-level applications in high-dimensional quantum communication and remote quantum sensing. Our goal is to transfer quantum technologies from the laboratory to practical applications in fiber networks and long-distance satellite links.
We are seeking a researcher with a background in experimental physics, optical communications, or theoretical quantum science to support our team in research projects related to:
– Photonic quantum information processing and multipartite quantum networks
– Entangled photon generation and quantum state engineering
– Quantum key distribution in fiber networks and / or free-space links
Your field of work may include the following activities:
– Researcher in Applied Photonic Quantum Tpechnology
– Management of photonic quantum technology research projects
– Application-oriented research in quantum technology
– Coordination and initiation of collaborative research projects
What we expect from you
– With a PhD (or equivalent) in Physics, Photonics, Laser Technology or a closely related field of research, applicants should have a proven research track record in quantum technology or related research, preferably experimental quantum optics, quantum sensing or quantum information processing and quantum communication.
– Successful candidates will be enthusiastic to take project responsibility in a team with collaborators from local research groups as well as international partners in academia and industry.
– Applicants must have excellent communication skills, the ability to keep clear records, to work independently and to coordinate collaborative research activities and field demonstrations.
– Proficiency German and English language isrequired.
– Prior experience in managing collaborative projects and knowledge of agile project management methods are highly desirable.
– An ability to prepare scientific publications and proposals, and to present results at local, national, and international research meetings and trade shows is expected.
Prior research experience in any of the following fields is desirable:
– Quantum optics and quantum information processing
– Quantum key distribution in fiber networks and/or free-space links
– Squeezed light, entangled photon and single-photon generation
Additionally, familiarity with any of the following technologies is highly beneficial:
Photonic technology
– Pulse shaping and electro-optic modulation
– Structured light and spatial light modulation
– Optical parametric oscillators, frequency combs
Quantum information processing
– Multipartite and high-dimensional entanglement cluster state quantum computing
– Quantum sensing, quantum parameter estimation
– Quantum cryptography, quantum random number generation
– Entangled photon generation and quantum state engineering
What you can expect from us
– Personal and professional development opportunities in challenging and practical R&D projects
– Networking with first-class industrial partners and research groups
– Cooperation in a collegial, open-minded team in a well-equipped work environment
– Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits, based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD)
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited for 2 years.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.
If we could arise your interest please apply with all necessary documents through our online applicant management system.

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Published on September 30, 2021

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