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PhD position in Experimental Quantum Optics

Tampere University

The Experimental Quantum Optics group is looking for a motivated PhD student to work on quantum experiments studying fundamental features of photons and their interaction with matter. Besides performing research on the highest-level, the positions will provide the opportunity to develop and refine high-tech skills in quantum technologies, photonics, programming and data analysis.
As an employer we are committed to promoting diversity within our staff and would like to encourage all interested applicants, irrespective of their gender and backgrounds to apply.
Who we are?
The Experimental Quantum Optics group is a diverse research group that was established in January 2019. Our research focuses on structuring single photons to study high-dimensional quantum states and enhance quantum information schemes. We also develop and implement novel ways of light-matter interactions in the quantum regime, thereby combining findings from nonlinear optics, quantum plasmonics, and quantum optics. The work will embrace a broad range of different tasks, ranging from simulating and calculating quantum optical effects, to developing novel tools for photonics and plasmonics and implementing quantum experiments in newly established laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technologies.
The group is embedded into a strong photonics research hub at the Tampere University, Finland, with activities ranging from nanofabrication, nonlinear optics of novel media, theoretical optics, metamaterials, high power fiber lasers to the development of new techniques for optical spectroscopy. Tampere University also leads the Photonics Flagship initiative PREIN of the Academy of Finland. Hence, our research takes place in a world-leading photonics research institution with collaborations within a large network of experts across the world.
Interested in joining?
The successful candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree and should be motivated to pursue postgraduate studies as well as research on the highest level. Some background in programming (e.g. in Matlab, Python, or Labview), basic knowledge in quantum physics, or working experience in an optics laboratory, is beneficial but not strictly required. Good written and spoken English skills are essential.
The PhD project will focus on developing novel tools to integrate quantum operations for structured photons and test their applications in foundational studies as well as quantum technologies. The position is fully funded for 4 years and preferably will be filled in autumn 2020 with some flexibility in the starting date.
If you are curious to experimentally investigate physical effects, study the nature of quantum physics and advance its future technological applications in a collaborative and diverse research group, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

How to apply

Please submit your application through the Tampere University's online recruitment system (link provided below). The closing date for applications is 25th September 2020 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).Applications should include the following documents: - Curriculum Vitae - List of publications - References from two people incl. full email address - Motivation letter, including a short introduction of the applicant, previous research work and future plansFor more information, please see the applictaion webpage.

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Published on September 04, 2020

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