Post-doctoral position in optical quantum technologies

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ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences
3 May, 2021


ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Castelldefels 08860


ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young researcher who wishes to enhance his/her career in a friendly and stimulating environment. 

The successful candidate will join the Atomic Quantum Optics group led by Prof. Dr. Morgan Mitchell, in the context of a EC-funded project in collaboration with leading European research institutions and companies to develop advanced quantum random number generators.

The project will contribute to development of Gbps quantum random number generators based on the macroscopic quantum phenomenon of laser phase diffusion, in collaboration with Quside, a leading company in integrated quantum technologies.



Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in physics, engineering, or related fields.

Candidate should have experience in experimental quantum optics, photonics, optoelectronics, or related fields.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The contract is offered for periods of one year.



The formal application should be submitted online via

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,

- Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,

- The contact e-mail of two potential referees.


Candidates may contact jobs [at] icfo [dot] eu for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to morgan [dot] mitchell [at] icfo [dot] eu.

The call will remain open until May 5, 2021.

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