PhD student position in Theory of Nanophotonics in San Sebastián

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Center of Materials Physics , San Sebastián, Spain
Deadline: 
16 October, 2020

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Center of Materials Physics San Sebastián
Spain

The Group of Theory of Nanophotonics in San Sebastian is offering a predoctoral position (4 years) starting in the end of 2020 or early 2021 to work with Dr. Rubén Esteban and Prof. Javier Aizpurua, in the field of "Quantum Nanophotonics", with special emphasis on the research of "Molecular Spectroscopy" in close contact with several international experimental groups. In particular, the candidate will work in the quantum description of the optical coupling between molecular excitations and nanocavity photons to unveil new effects in optical and infrared molecular spectroscopy, with a very general and open scope.

The "Theory of Nanophotonics Group" at the Center of Materials Physics addresses the optical response of nanoscale systems. Current research topics in the group include theoretical modeling of light-matter interactions for applications in plasmonic devices, quantum plasmonics, atomic-scale optoelectronics, and field-enhanced spectroscopy and microscopy.

For more information visit our web: http://cfm.ehu.es/nanophotonics/

Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized master degree or equivalent degree in Physics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering, preferably in the field of Nanophotonics. Interest in quantum chemistry, quantum nanooptics, or quantum optomechanics is particularly appreciated. Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

1- A presentation letter with a declaration of interests (max. 1 page).                   
2- A Curriculum Vitae, including a transcripts of your academic records.                                       
3- Two reference letters and/or contact email of two potential referees.

Applications or general enquiries should be submitted by email to: ruben_esteban [at] ehu [dot] eus with the subject label “PhD Theory of Nanophotonics”.

More info on recent related work in the group:            
•    Nature Nanotechnology 15, 207–211 (2020)
•    Phys. Rev. A 100, 043422 (2019)
•    Nature Materials, 18, 668–678 (2019)
•    Optica, 5, 1247-1255 (2018)
•    Nano Lett., 18, 2358-2364 (2018)
•    Science 354, 726-729 (2016)
•    ACS Nano 10, 6291-6298 (2016)