Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Quantum Mechanics with Trapped Ions

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Application deadline: 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Quantum Mechanics with Trapped Ions

Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc is looking for a suitable candidate for a post-doc position:

Place of work: Department of Optics (information about Team is at

Work load: 1,0 (full-time)

Start of job: January 1, 2021 and later

Duration of the contract: 12-24 months (extension possible up to 5 years)

Application deadline: December 31, 2020

Employer: Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Job description:

The postdoc will theoretically analyze quantum non-Gaussian mechanical states of laser-cooled trapped ions, their applications in quantum sensing and thermodynamics, and propose new experiments for our laboratory. The target is the generation, manipulation and detection of macroscopic quantum non-Gaussian states, development of evaluation criteria and analysis of the performance in the applications. The new EXPRO project of Czech Science Foundation will support this activity for five years. The postdoc will intensively collaborate with our trapped-ion laboratory (Dr. Lukas Slodicka). Prof. Dr. Radim Filip will lead the project work and will be a mentor for this position.


Ph.D. in Quantum Physics;
Specialization and track-record in quantum optics, quantum information, light-matter interaction, cold trapped ions, atomic physics;
Ability to communicate and write in English.

We offer:

A modern working environment with state-of-the-art equipment;
Gross monthly salary 45,000 - 60,000 CZK depending on research experience, including health and social insurance + potential bonuses based on performance;
Catering allowance, 28 days of holiday and additional benefits.

Please send your application per e-mail to

Structured CV;
List of publications;
Motivation letter;
Scan of diplomas;
References for possible recommendation letters;

Under exceptional circumstances, the enunciator reserves the right not to fill a certain position or cancel the tender completely without stating a reason.

Deadline for submitting the application is December 31, 2020.