Postdoctoral position in experimental quantum mechanics with trapped ions

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Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
31 December, 2020


Palacky University Olomouc 77900
Czech Republic

Postdoctoral position in experimental quantum mechanics with trapped ions

A postdoctoral position is available at the Faculty of Science at the Palacky University in Olomouc as a part of the Centre of Excellence EXPRO of Czech Science Foundation.

The experimental research position will focus on mechanical interactions with elementary quantum oscillators, single trapped and laser-cooled ions, both in the linear and nonlinear regime. The main tasks will correspond to the experimental realization of the generation of macroscopic nonclassical states with quantum non-Gaussian states of mechanical atomic motion. The envisaged results will then be directly applied to quantum-enhanced sensing of atomic motion and experimental tests of quantum thermodynamics. The candidate is expected to show a strong motivation and commitment to research by substantial contribution to the realization of proposed experiments within an existing modern ion-trapping laboratory led by Dr. Lukas Slodicka and collaborate with our theory team. Prof. Dr. Radim Filip will be a mentor for this position.

Start: January 1, 2021 and later

Duration of the contract: 12-24 months (extension possible up to 5 years)


Ph.D. in Quantum Physics;
Specialization and track-record in experimental quantum optics; Ability to communicate and write in English.

We offer:

Gross monthly salary will correspond to 45,000 - 60,000 CZK depending on research experience, including health and social insurance + potential bonuses;
Catering allowance, 28 days of holiday and additional benefits.

Please send your application per e-mail to Dr. Lukáš Slodička slodicka [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz and to Prof. Radim Filip filip [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz, including:

Structured CV;
List of publications;
Motivation letter;
Scan of diplomas;
References for possible recommendation letters;

Deadline for submitting the application is December 31, 2020.