PhD student in the project “Quantum Optical Technologies — Light-matter interfaces theme”

Field: Physics


Position in the project:  PhD student
Scientific discipline: Quantum optics, atomic physics, optical physics, photonics
Job type: Scholarship
Number of job offers:  4
Stipend amount: 3 500 – 4 500 PLN
Position starts on:  September – October 2018
Maximum  period of stipend agreement: 4 years
Institution: Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw
Project leader: Wojciech Wasilewski
Project title: Quantum Optical Technologies  — Light-matter interfaces theme
Project is carried out within the International Research Agenda programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description:
Long term goal of the project is to develop efficient generator of few photon states of light. Our current research effort covers experimental demonstrations of multimode quantum memories including spin wave interference, quantum imaging and state characterization.

Key responsibilities include:
Successful applicant will be tasked with one or more of:
1.      Building, extending and testing optical setups
2.      Integrating electronics and optics, testing, redesign
3.      Elaborating theoretical models in Mathematica, writing Mathematica or python simulations, running them and analyzing results
4.      Extending LabVIEW experiment control and running experiments
5.      Extending python data analysis scripts and performing data analysis and graphing

Profile of candidates/requirements:
Applicants are required to demonstrate problem solving capacity in at least one of the fields listed below commensurate with the education level of the candidate:
·         quantum optics or atomic physics,
·         signal or image processing
·         electronics including FPGA
·         integrating optics , electronics and mechanics in optical laboratory

Required documents:
1.      Fill online experience assessment questionnaire
2.      Selected candidates will be asked for:
a.     Curriculum vitae including research record
b.     Academic transcript
c.     Contact details of at least one senior researcher familiar with candidate’s work

We offer:
Successful applicant will be merged into the team of talented young researchers and will be allocated to one or several of ongoing projects, taking into account his current expertise and the direction of development she or he wishes and can pursue. Both broad and focused development scenarios can be realized in our group. Ample opportunities for contributing to important research results will be provided, as testified by the list of authors of publications of our group. In addition we provide opportunities to gain experience in broad field of quantum technologies including its peripheries.

Please submit the following documents via online form:
Application deadline: 16th August 2018

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Deadline: 16/08/2018

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Tags: Quantum optics, atomic physics, optical physics, photonics