Open PhD position in Single Phonon Quantum Optomechanics

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Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
31 January, 2018


Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
17. listopadu 12
Olomouc 77900
Czech Republic
49° 35' 32.9712" N, 17° 15' 47.6424" E

Open PhD position in Single Phonon Quantum Optomechanics     

Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Start: at any time before September 1, 2018  

End: June 1, 2022

We are seeking a PhD student in theoretical quantum optomechanics and quantum engineering, specifically, for a running EU QUANTERA project in quantum optomechanics and electromechanics with a quantum non-Gaussian single phonon states.   

The theoretical work of PhD student will be focused on (i) analytical formulation and numerical simulation of quantum dynamics for different experimental platforms, including the levitating nanospheres, (ii) identification of nonclassical states of mechanical motion and (iii) development of applications in quantum metrology and quantum thermodynamics. Theoretical proposals will be developed towards possible experimental tests in collaboration with labs. Our research runs in a friendly, collaborative and very international academic environment, including theoretical and experimental physicists in quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics of trapped ions and particles, quantum information and classical optics. PhD study will be in collaboration with a senior PhD student and a postdoc. 

Position summary: Full-time temporary employment. The PhD study is limited to a maximum of four years. A short extension is conditionally possible. Salary is monthly 22.000-28.000 CZK before tax and social/health insurance. 


• Master Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent

• fluency in English, oral and written

Important experience:

• quantum physics    

Helpful skills: 

• quantum optomechanics

Contact Prof. Dr Radim Filip (filip [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz) directly by email. Include CV, one reference letter and Master thesis, if available. The application deadline is January 31, 2018. However, an extension is possible if no candidate is accepted. Apply immediately.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Radim Filip, filip [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz 

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