Postdoctoral Research Fellow in integrated optical microresonator based quantum technology

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Application deadline: 
Monday, September 15, 2008

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory. The successful candidate will work with PhD students on the development of quantum technologies based on integrated optical microresonators. These will include quantum opto-mechanical systems (QOMS) based on radiation pressure coupling of mechanical and optical degrees of freedom, advanced single molecule biosensors, and fibre coupled integrated quantum information networks. The QOMS research will be facilitated by advanced refrigeration techniques which should enable ground vibrational state cooling, and the generation of opto-mechanical entanglement. The quantum information networks research will involve the generation of non-classical resources through optical non-linearities, and solid state cavity quantum electrodynamics with nanocrystal quantum dots.

University of Queensland is an international leader in quantum technology research, with a high concentration of pre-eminent researchers in the area and excellent research infrastructure.

Brisbane is a vibrant city of 2M population with access to a wonderful sub-tropical outdoors environment; including the great barrier reef, the gold and sunshine coasts, hiking, and tropical rainforests.

The position is available immediately, but flexible depending on the situation of the appointee. The ideal candidate will have a strong PhD in experimental quantum optics/atom optics, and the ability to work well in a team environment. This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for up to 3 years at Research Academic Level A or Level B depending on experience. Remuneration will be in the range of $68,600 to $92,048 per annum including 17% employer superannuation. For more details see http://www.seek.com.au/users/apply/index.ascx?JobID=13368347.

If you are interested or would like more information, please send an introductory email, CV, and contact details of two references to Dr Warwick Bowen, wbowen@physics.uq.edu.au.