PhD position in photonics and quantum technologies (theory)

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Paderborn University is a high-performance and internationally oriented university with approximately 20,000 students. Within interdisciplinary teams, we undertake forward-looking research, design innovative teaching concepts and actively transfer knowledge into society. As an important research and cooperation partner, the university also shapes regional development strategies. We offer our more than 2,500 employees in re-search, teaching, technology and administration a lively, family-friendly, equal oppor-tunity environment, a lean management structure and diverse opportunities.
Join us to invent the future!

With the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS), Paderborn University has estab-lished an international research center in the field of photonic quantum technologies. The aim is to develop new research approaches in both technology development for photon-based quan-tum applications and theoretical and experimental concept development. The main focus is on understanding and controlling photonic quantum simulators and quantum computers. In this context, we offer the position of a

PhD student (f/m/d)
(pay scale E 13 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible. The position (100% regular working time) entails a fixed-term con-tract for the duration of a PhD project. The successful applicant will be working on an interdis-ciplinary project at the connection of Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics. This posi-tion is initially limited to 3 years (according to the German law “Wissenschaftszeitver-tragsgesetz“) and includes a teaching responsibility of up to 4 hours per week. The possibility to graduate as a PhD is provided.

Position Profile:
• Development and application of microscopic theoretical models for the analysis of integrated quantum-optical components and systems
• Development and application of numerical methods for efficient simulation and the optimization of photonic quantum systems
• Numerical simulation of photonic quantum systems and analysis of applications as quantum simulators and in quantum information theory

Your Profile:
• Excellent Master’s degree in physics, mathematics, or a closely related, relevant sub-ject
• Background in at least one of the following fields:
o Quantum optics
o Numerical analysis of quantum systems
o Numerical optimization or control techniques

Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifica-tions and experience, will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG). Part-time em-ployment is generally possible. Qualified disabled people (in the sense of the German social law SGB IX) are also encouraged to apply.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier. Please send your application as a single PDF file in German or English to referring to the reference no. 5227.
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