Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Science

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Columbia University
25 December, 2018


Columbia University
538 West 120th Street
New York 10027
United States

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research group led by Ana Asenjo Garcia at Columbia University in the city of New York (USA).

Topics of interest include quantum optics and many-body physics using atomic arrays and atom-nanophotonic interfaces, physics of interacting quantum emitters in exotic photonic baths with unconventional dispersion relations, quantum optics with solid-state emitters in two-dimensional materials. The goal is to explore both fundamental ideas and their potential applications in the areas of quantum information science, non-linear optics, and metrology. The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from the rich scientific environment at Columbia, having opportunities to collaborate with other members of the condensed matter theory group as well as with experimentalists across different departments and disciplines (from cold atoms and molecules to photonics and 2D materials).

A suitable applicant would have a PhD in theoretical physics, with expertise in quantum optics, AMO/condensed matter physics, open quantum systems and/or nano-photonics. We are looking for someone that is highly motivated, and has a strong background in analytical and/or numerical methods. The appointment is for two years, subject to satisfactory performance in the first year. 

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible, but early 2019 is preferred. Informal inquiries and applications should be sent by email to Ana Asenjo Garcia (ana [dot] asenjo [at] columbia [dot] edu). Applications should include a CV and a brief description of research interests and goals, as well as the names of two potential referees.