Research Fellowship in Fundamental Physics – Quantum Metrology

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The European Space Agency's Advanced Concepts Team ( is looking for a highly motivated young researcher in the field of Fundamental Physics. For this position there is a focus on research in theoretical quantum physics – including quantum information, optics and metrology – and the application of quantum effects to technology and material design as well as to other fields of physics e.g. relativistic quantum metrology.

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of fundamental physics, with a focus on quantum metrology. Areas of research are partly chosen by the successful candidate based on his/her own expert judgements and insight into trends and developments, partly chosen by the team as to follow strategic directions of the Agency.

The Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) is a group of research fellows (post-docs) and young graduates who originate from a broad variety of academic fields and aim at an academic career. Its task is to monitor, perform and foster research on advanced space systems, innovative concepts and working methods. It interacts externally almost exclusively with academia and operates as a truly interdisciplinary team bound to high scientific standards. Via its research, the team acts as a cross-departmental pathfinder to explore novel, potentially promising areas for ESA and the space sector, ranging from applied to basic fundamental research topics. An important task of the team is to communicate scientific trends and results, as input to the strategic planning of the Agency.

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