Looking for a unique and collaborative endeavor at the cutting edge of photonics and quantum engineering? Read on!

Our goal at Chalmers is to build a useful quantum computer. The complexity of today’s quantum processors must be increased to help fields like chemistry and medicine. We are forming a new interdisciplinary team to understand and increase the power of quantum technology.

Information about the project and the environment
The positions are in the brand-new Quantum Photonics Laboratory (QPL). We are scientists, applied physicists, and engineers. We explore the flow of and interactions between light, sound, and microwaves.

Today’s demand for computing and connectivity is on a steep trajectory. There is no reliable path to a sustainable growth in our capabilities to compute and connect. A key issue is the excessive energy loss caused by communication. In classical datacenters and computers, this energy loss leads to heating and greenhouse gas emissions. In emerging quantum processors, the energy loss prevents scaling up small quantum devices into more powerful distributed systems. We believe using light for communication is our only hope for solving this. To do so, we must convert microwave signals onto light. We are developing new hardware to this end. Read more on our webpage and in this popular science article.

This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology, and to build a Swedish quantum computer. We are members of the Quantum Technology division in the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). We work with the experimentalists in the Photonics division and the theorists at the Applied Quantum Physics division. Our department hosts the state-of-the-art MC2 Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom, the largest such facility in Northern Europe. We have cutting-edge cryogenic, microwave and optical measurement capabilities.

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral researcher, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research in collaboration with others, and to coach PhD students. You will be expected to help develop your skills, the team, and contribute with your creative ideas. We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a creative problem-solving ability are important personal qualities for these positions.

We welcome motivated candidates who love to learn from any field. Experience with either quantum engineering, photonics, nanofabrication, nanomechanics, cryogenics or superconductivity is nice to have. To qualify for these positions you need a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Photonics, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar by the starting date at the latest. You need to be fluent in spoken and written English. Please contact us if you are unsure about applying!

We offer
Full-time temporary employment for at least 2 years with opportunities to extend to 4 years. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions.

Chalmers aims to actively improve its gender balance. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence.
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

This could be the perfect boost to your career, whether in academic research, in a start-up company that may be formed around your own ideas, or in booming fields like photonics and quantum technology.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230179 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

• Add web links to your three best publications or preprints (if any) and your thesis, if available. Add a short description (a few sentences) of each of your three best publications and your contributions to it.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: June 15, 2023. Applications are reviewed continuously. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

For questions, please contact:A.Prof. Raphaël Van Laer
Quantum Technology division

***Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

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