Postdoctoral research fellow | Nonlinear Quantum Optomechanics

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


Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
17. listopadu 12
Olomouc 77900
Czech Republic

Place of work: Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Work load: 1,0 (full-time, 40 h per week)
Start of job: February 1, 2019
Duration of the contract: 30 months


We are opening a 2.5Y Postdoc position in nonlinear quantum optomechanics and quantum engineering, specifically, for new project on preparation and characterisation of two-dimensional (2D) motional quantum states of mechanical oscillators.
The theoretical work of Postdoc will be focused on (i) analysis and simulation of quantum nonlinear dynamics of 2D systems and (ii) development of experimentally feasible preparation and characterisation of 2D quantum mechanical states of levitating nanoparticles. Theoretical proposals will be developed inside our quantum optomechanics team (see and towards possible experimental tests in collaboration with a partner lab inside the project. Our research runs in a friendly, collaborative and very international academic environment, including theoretical and experimental physicists in quantum optics, quantum communication, quantum optomechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics of trapped ions and particles, theoretical and experimental quantum information and classical optics. Postdoc work will be in collaboration with a senior PhD student and other two Postdocs.

Position summary: Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two and half years. An extension is conditionally possible. Salary is monthly 40.000-50.000 CZK (up to 2000 EURs) before tax and social/health insurance, depending on Postdocs experience. The position can start at any time from January 1 until June 30, 2019.
The application deadline is December 31, 2018. Apply immediately!

• PhD Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent
• fluency in English, oral and written
Important experience:
• quantum physics

Helpful experiences (at least one):
• quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, superconducting electric circuits, quantum computing, quantum metrology, quantum communication, quantum simulations

Contact Prof. Dr. Radim Filip (filip [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz) directly by email. Include CV, reference letter and PhD thesis.