17. januar 2022

PhD position in Quantum Optomechanics at the Niels Bohr Institute

PhD position:

We seek outstanding candidates for a PhD position to work on quantum optomechanics experiments at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. The position is open from 1 July 2022 or by arrangement.

Albert Schliesser

Project description
The development of extremely coherent mechanical resonators has recently enabled dramatic advances in the performance of quantum sensors for force and displacement, for which the Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has played a pioneering role (e.g. Nature Nanotechnology, Nature, Nature Physics).

The fellowship aims to take this platform to the next level, by generating and harnessing quantum correlations and entanglement via parametric interactions in hybrid opto- and electromechanical systems. The candidate will perform cutting-edge experiments using quantum optical, superconducting microwave, and ultralow-temperature (milli-Kelvin) cryogenic techniques. They will also develop theoretical models and compare it to the data taken. Applications of this research range from gravitational wave detectors, via quantum memories and transducers, to quantum-limited scanning probe microscopy. The project enjoys dedicated support from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Albert Schliesser albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

Scientific environment
The Quantum Optomechanics group brings together researchers from all over the world, and various scientific backgrounds, in a dynamic team. We have world-class infrastructure at our disposal and access to cutting-edge nanofabrication facilities.

The research is embedded in the Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q,” whose mission is to merge disparate quantum system into large-scale quantum networks. We have a wide collaboration network, which provides access not only to first-class theoretical support, but also broad expertise in all of quantum optics and electronics. The larger quantum community at the Niels Bohr Institute provides for a stimulating environment with ample opportunity for interactions, and exposure to international frontier research through e.g. seminars and lectures.

Further information about the Quantum Optomechanics group can be found at www.slab.nbi.dk

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • enthusiasm to acquire, apply and advance scientific skills
  • Good language skills

The deadline for applications is Monday 1 March 2022

Read more about the position and apply here >>