The group led by Prof. Radim Filip at Palacky University (http://muj.optol.cz/filip/) is offering new prestigious positions within the Center of Excellence for highly creative, open-minded and engaged
- three PhD students
- three junior postdoctoral researchers
- two senior researchers
in theoretical physics with quantum non-Gaussian states of bosonic systems (for example, trapped atoms and ions, cavity and wave-guide QED, superconducting circuits, mechanical oscillators, pulsed light etc.). The particular choice of topic can be flexibly adjusted to match the applicant's skills and other favourable factors (available experiments in the collaborating labs and international grants). The profound practice of programming in Python and Qutip/Julia is expected. The aim is to propose and analyse feasible experiments to develop and verify new nonlinear bosonic effects and apply them to quantum sensing, quantum simulations, quantum thermodynamics and quantum computing.
Palacky University, providing this opportunity, has a significant research infrastructure in quantum optics in Central Europe. It offers modern dynamical research focusing on frontiers of quantum physics in the abovementioned directions. This research is supported by broad international collaborations, systematic training, networking, and outreach activities, fully connecting the team to European Quantum Technology.
The diverse and international team has over 25 members (faculty, permanent research staff, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and undergraduate students). This environment provides individual researcher career development supported by experienced senior researchers in an innovative and inspirational atmosphere. It involves close and broad collaborations with worldwide laboratories. The research will include individual analytical and numerical work and direct communication with experimentalists.
PhD students: the applicant must have graduated no more than two years before the application to qualify for the PhD position. The PhD study lasts four years, has a flexible start, and we additionally encourage at least three months of our paid internship before the beginning of PhD study. We require a high level of English, profound and practical knowledge of quantum physics, deep practice of programming in Python and Qutip/Julia, and a previous master's thesis in theoretical physics. The monthly salary for PhD students is 45,000 CZK before tax (approx. 1800 EUR).
Junior postdoctoral position: The applicant must hold a doctoral degree awarded no later than four years before applying for the junior postdoc position. The postdoc position lasts two years and has a flexible start, a three-month probation period, and an evaluation after one year. An extension of the contract for additional years purely depends on the research performance and can be up to five years. We expect a high level of English, especially in research communication and manuscript writing. The applicant must have at least two first-authored papers in quantum physics journals with IF>2.9, deep practice of programming in Python and Qutip/Julia, and a previous PhD thesis in Theoretical Quantum Physics. The starting monthly postdoc salary is 55,000 CZK before tax (approx. 2200 EUR) with a perspective to rise to 65,000 CZK (2600 EUR).
Senior researcher position: The applicant must hold a doctoral degree awarded minimally four years and a maximum of eight years before applying for the senior researcher position. The senior research position has a flexible start, a three-month probation period, and an evaluation after the first and second years. The successful assessment opens a tenure track for the applicant leading a small group (1 junior postdoc, 1 PhD student, paid by project). We expect a high level of English, especially in research communication and manuscript and grant writing. The applicant must have at least six first-authored papers in quantum physics journals with IF>2.9, two publications in the first-decile journals, H-index >12 (Web of Science), the practice of programming in Python and Qutip/Julia, a previous PhD thesis in Theoretical Quantum Physics and at least two successful postdoc positions during the carrier. The monthly salary for senior researchers is 75,000 CZK before tax (approx. 3000 EUR) with a perspective to rise to 85,000 CZK (3400 EUR).
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Radim Filip (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested candidates should email (i) a CV including a complete list of publications together with a description of the author's contribution, (ii) a statement on their research experiences, interests, and plans (within two pages), (iii) a Master (PhD) Thesis in pdf and (iv) a recommendation letter from the PhD and postdoc position. The application must be sent to email@example.com.