Postdoctoral research fellow | Nonlinear Quantum Optomechanics and Thermodynamics with Two Oscillators

Job type: 
Application deadline: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Place of work: Department of Optics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Work load: 1,0 (full-time, 40 h per week)
Start of job: July 1 - September 1, 2019
Duration of the contract: 24 months

We are opening a 2Y Postdoc position in nonlinear quantum optomechanics, specifically, for a new project on preparation and characterisation of two-dimensional (2D) and two-oscillator (2M) motional quantum states of quantum mechanical oscillators (trapped ions, levitating particles, membranes, photonic crystals).
The theoretical work of Postdoc can be focused on one or more of these subjects (i) analysis and simulation of nonlinear quantum dynamics of 2D/2M systems, (ii) development of experimentally feasible preparation and characterisation of 2D/2M quantum mechanical states and/or (iii) thermodynamical applications of nonlinear mechanical interactions. Theoretical proposals will be developed inside our quantum optomechanics team (see http://muj.optol.cz/filip/) and towards possible experimental tests in collaboration with a partner lab inside the project. Our research runs in a friendly, collaborative and very international academic environment, including theoretical and experimental physicists in quantum optics, quantum communication, quantum optomechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics of trapped ions and particles, theoretical and experimental quantum information and classical optics. Postdoc work will be in collaboration with a senior PhD student and the other two Postdocs inside the team.

Position summary: Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two and a half years. An extension is conditionally possible. Salary is monthly 40.000-50.000 CZK (up to 2000 EURs) before tax and social/health insurance, depending on Postdocs experience. The position can start at any time from July 1, 2019.
The application deadline is May 30, 2019. Apply immediately!

Required:
• PhD Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent
• fluency in English, oral and written
Important experience:
• quantum physics

Helpful experiences (at least one):
• quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, superconducting electric circuits, trapped ions, quantum metrology, quantum theromodynamics

Contact Prof. Dr. Radim Filip (filip@optics.upol.cz) directly by email. Include CV, reference letter and PhD thesis.