Postdoctoral position on continuously monitored quantum sensors: theory for experiments (Warsaw, PL)

The Quantum Information and Inference group led by Jan Kolodynski at the Centre of New Technologies (CeNT) of the University of Warsaw offers a 2(+1)-year postdoctoral position within the project Continuously Monitored Quantum Sensors: Smart Tools and Applications (C'MON-QSENS!)
funded by the QuantERA EU programme in Quantum Technologies. The appointment will be for two years with a one-year extension option.

The successful candidate will work on the following or akin research topics depending on her/his inclination towards analytic and/or numerical theoretical physics; software-development experience and interests:
- quantum dynamical models of hot (also multi-species) atomic sensors that include dominant decoherence and collision (e.g. spin-exchange) mechanisms, when measured continuously with light;
- numerical simulations (quantum trajectories, Monte-Carlo) of optomechanical and atomic sensors operating in real time with applications and analysis of current experiments;
- development of software data-inference and signal-processing tools (Bayesian filtering, compressed sensing, machine learning) for them to be robust, efficient and compatible with (real-time) quantum sensing tasks;

The work will be conducted under the supervision of Jan Kolodynski, however, in close collaboration (long-term visits, also to experimental teams, are fully supported financially and encouraged) with other members of the C’MON-QSENS! Consortium:
- Klaus Mølmer (Aarhus University, DK)
- John Calsamiglia (Autonomous University of Barcelona, ES)
- Yonina Eldar (Weizmann Institute of Science, IL)
- Witlef Wieczorek (Chalmers University of Technology, SE)
- Kasper Jensen (University of Nottingham, UK)

Profile of the candidate:
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or a related area (e.g. engineering, computer science). The degree should be obtained not earlier than 7 years before the employment in the project.
Familiarity with the theory of atom-light interactions and the formalism of continuous-time quantum measurements including (quantum) stochastic calculus or, in case of a more software-biased profile, experience in implementing signal-processing and data-inference tools especially in quantum applications is highly desired but, in principle, not essential.

10 000 PLN of full remuneration cost, i.e. expected net salary at 6000-7000 PLN (~1600 EUR).
Applications for extra independent scholarships of Polish institutions will be encouraged and supported.

Application deadline:
5 April 2020

Expected starting date:
4 May 2020 or later

Further information:
For further information about the application process, please, consult the attachment (written in both English and Polish) of the official announcement at the CeNT website.
Informal enquiries may be addressed by email to Jan Kolodynski at