Postdoctoral researcher in theory of superconducting quantum devices

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Are you passionate about quantum technologies? Do you possess a strong background in theoretical quantum optics, quantum information, or condensed matter physics? Are you driven to push the boundaries of knowledge? If so, we invite you to join the dynamic team of Dr. Ondřej Černotík at Palacký University Olomouc, Czechia.

About Us
Palacký University Olomouc is one of the leading research institutions in quantum optics and quantum information in Central Europe. The group of Dr. Černotík is a young, vibrant research team addressing important open questions in superconducting quantum circuits. The research combines analytical and numerical techniques and is supported by active interactional collaborations. The diverse and interactional team offers career development, individual support, and inspirational atmosphere.

Position Overview
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to contribute to our theoretical efforts in quantum control of microwave cavities using nonlinear superconducting devices and their applications in quantum technologies. The successful candidate will work closely with other team members, broader team of Prof. Radim Filip at Palacký University, and the group of Prof. Steven Girvin at Yale University. The initial appointment is for one year with possible extension depending on performance.

- Conduct innovative theoretical research in superconducting quantum systems.
- Develop and analyze theoretical models and protocols for efficient control of microwave cavity modes.
- Collaborate with other team members, external collaborators, and experimental physicists.
- Publish findings in top-tier scientific journals.
- Present research at international conferences and seminars.

Ideal candidate profile
- A Ph.D. degree in theoretical quantum optics, quantum information, or condensed matter physics awarded within the last three years.
- Proficiency in relevant mathematical and computational methods, particularly open quantum systems.
- At least two first-author publications or preprints.
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

- Competitive salary and benefits package (2,000–3,000 EUR/month before tax, depending on previous experience and performance).
- Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
- Collaborative and inclusive work environment.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Černotík directly (email: with any questions regarding the position. Formal applications should include the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications,
- cover letter outlining research interests and relevant experience,
- contact information for two professional references.
Note that other material might be requested at any point during the hiring process.