Research fellow in theoretical quantum optics and quantum simulations of many body effects

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Friday, October 19, 2012

The positions are within a CQT research project led by Dimitris G. Angelakis. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have a strong research background mainly in theoretical quantum optics. Exceptional candidates from condensed matter theory and/or quantum information theory will also be considered.
The research to be undertaken will be in the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter (strongly correlated systems) and QIP with emphasis in the simulation of quantum many body effects with atomic and photonic systems. Candidates with different years of postdoctoral experience will be considered. The corresponding salary ranges from 50 to 80K depending on experience. Exceptional senior candidates with experience in supervising students and the equivalent international standing will be considered for a senior research fellowship

A PhD in physics is required and a strong background in theoretical quantum optics is essential. The candidate should have knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: cavity QED (including solid state/photonic crystals and/or Circuit QED), slow light systems, cold atoms, ion traps and photonic waveguides. Experience in collaborating with experimentalists in any the above areas will be a major advantage as the group is in collaboration with related experimental groups both in CQT and overseas. The candidate should posses a strong background in numerical modeling of physical problems in the above areas.
The positions are available as soon as possible (for up two years in the first instance) and we accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Applications should be sent by email to They should contain a two page summary of their past research, one page laying out possible future research plans, a CV. Candidates should ask three referees of their choice to email recommendations letters in the same address.