PhD Fellowship - Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Metrology

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences and LENS – European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, are seeking applicants for a prestigious PhD position funded by the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Working with Professor Morgan Mitchell (ICFO) and his ultra-cold atomic physics group, the successful candidate will study potentially-revolutionary new strategies in ultra-sensitive measurements using ultra-cold atoms. A portion of the work will be done in collaboration at LENS in the groups of Giovanni Modugno and Marco Fattori.
Both groups are funded by prestigious European Research Council grants, have state-of-the-art laboratories, and enjoy strong collaborations with top European research groups. The PhD fellowship is funded by the Erasmus Mundus Europhotonics programme of the European Commission. The working language at both institutions is English.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong academic record and a Masters degree in physics, optical engineering, or related fields. Previous experimental experience, knowledge of atomic physics and quantum optics are highly desirable.

Information about the research groups can be found at:

Interested candidates should contact Professor Mitchell directly at, and look at

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, a centre based in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain), devoted to research and education of the optical and photonic sciences at the highest international level.