Experimental positions available for the following project: "Opto-mechanical experiments with fibre-suspended mirrors"

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Quantum Interferometry Group at the Albert-Einstein-Institute / Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
1 January, 2014


The Albert-Einstein-Institute / Leibniz University Hannover Hannover

In the Quantum Interferometry Group (Prof. R. Schnabel, www.qi.aei-hannover.de) at the Albert-Einstein-Institute / Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, we have experimental positions available for the following project:
"Opto-mechanical experiments with fibre-suspended mirrors"
(1x PhD + 1x postdoc for 12 months)

The positions are within the multi-partner Marie-Curie ITN “cavity Quantum Opto-Mechanics” (cQOM)

The Quantum Interferometry Group in Hannover
runs several squeezed light sources and opto-mechanical experiments with SiN membranes at room temperature as well as cryogenic temperatures. An opto-mechanical experiment with suspended mirrors is now in preparation.

The position is dedicated to experimental research towards quantum opto-mechanical experiments with test masses of the order 100 g and above. In particular we will investigate crystalline test mass materials such as silicon and sapphire. Experimental work will include setting up a Michelson interferometer with fibre-suspended mirrors in a cryostat and two optical high precision readouts that monitor the mirror’s differential as well as the common mode motion.

The FP7-ITN Cavity Quantum Optomechanics (cQOM) team involves 10 partners and supports up to 17 PhD students together with 10 Post-Doctoral researchers. Marie Curie Fellows enjoy benefits of full social security, competitive monthly living and mobility allowance, and coverage of the expenses related to your participation in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions.

Degree: Master in Physics or equivalent, PhD, respectively.
Language: English
Language level: excellent

We are looking for motivated researchers with excellent experimental and theoretical skills as well as good team spirit. Your application should include a letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position, a detailed CV, a publication list, contact details of at least two referees, an electronic copy of your master thesis, and an academic transcript of BSc and MSc education.

Please submit your complete application to
birgit [dot] gemmeke [at] aei [dot] mpg [dot] de .

According to the ITN mobility rule, applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of his/her host organisation (Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.

Prof. Dr. Roman Schnabel
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
birgit [dot] gemmeke [at] aei [dot] mpg [dot] de