In the Hybrid Quantum Systems Laboratory, we will develop nanofabricated devices to create interfaces between cold atoms, light and motion. We will use these devices to create next-generation sensors and new quantum technologies. If you have a passion for highly collaborative, experimental research and want to learn advanced technical skills ranging from nanofabrication to atomic and optical physics, this is for you!
The Hybrid Quantum Systems Laboratory at Chalmers is a new laboratory at Chalmers that will exploit the exquisite control over light enabled by photonics. Nanofabrication of photonic integated circuits and mechanical oscillators with ultralow loss is at the heart of our research. Cold atoms are the third ingredient, and we will use the tools of atomic physics to cool and trap atoms and couple their quantum states to light and mechanical motion. The hybrid quantum systems we create will have both unexplored physics and practical applications.
As a PhD student, your main focus will be on conducting research and developing your own scientific concepts and skills – both technical and transferable – and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. You will work as a part of a team and will be expected to collaborate effectively with a diverse and international group. As one of the first PhD students in the group, you will play a large role in the design, construction and operation of new and complex experiments, which means you will learn all the skills necessary to lead a research project.
The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.
A masters degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Photonics or Electrical Engineering is required. Experience with experimental atomic physics, optics, photonics, nanomagnetism, nanofabrication, nanomechanics or cryogenics is beneficial. If you are unsure about your qualifications, please contact us.
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
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Application deadline: July 1st, 2023
For questions, please contact:
Nils Johan Engelsen
Quantum Technology Division
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