PhD position in theoretical quantum optics (University of Paderborn)

Job type: 
Application deadline: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Physics Department of University of Paderborn is offering a position for a
PhD student
paid according to 75% TV-L E13. The employment is for an initial term of 1 year with the possibility of extension and will be filled as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will be assigned a research project in the area of theoretical quantum optics for integrated quantum optical systems and is expected to work towards obtaining a PhD. It is planned to theoretically and numerically describe and analyze the propagation and interferences of photons, analyze mesoscopic states of photons and arising entanglement between photons in integrated quantum optical systems. These systems contain integrated photon-pairs sources, waveguides, couplers, beam splitters, polarization converters and further elements which allow to guide the generated photons through the device and generate desired states at the output. Within this project we are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to develop a thorough theoretical analysis for the performance of such quantum optical integrated systems. The project will be performed in collaboration with experimental partners at the University of Paderborn and is closely related to the research activities of the SFB/Transregio 142 “Tailored nonlinear photonics: From fundamental concepts to functional structures” which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Condition of employment/ requirements:
Applicants must have a master’s degree in physics or in a relevant related subject, a solid background in quantum optics, quantum mechanics, and experience in computational algorithms.

The University of Paderborn is a family-friendly university and supports its employees with the compatibility of career and family. We make personnel decisions based on qualifications, skills, and academic achievements. We are wor¬king to increase the proportion of women in the university's research staff and therefore urge qualified women in particular to apply. Female applicants with equal qualifications, skills, and achievements in the field will be given preferential consideration. Severely disabled applicants and disabled applicants considered as such have priority over applicants with equal qualifications, skills, and achievements in the field who are not legally entitled to preferential con¬si¬de¬ra¬tion.

Further information can be obtained from the Dean of the Faculty of Science Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier. In your application please mention the keyword “PhD IQO” and send your application as soon as possible as a single pdf file in German or English to Prof. Dr. Torsten Meier: torsten.meier with copy to Dr. Polina Sharapova: