Postdoc Positions - Optomechanics

Einsatzort: Erlangen


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Postdoc Positions - Optomechanics

Stellenangebot vom 12.06.2017

At the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen (Theory Division) offers several Postdoc positions. These positions will be open in July 2017 until filled.

Your tasks

If you are curious about new quantum technologies, come and join us in our explorations at the intersection of nanophysics and quantum optics. Our main focus is currently in optomechanics. This new field studies the interaction of light and nanomechanical motion, down into the quantum regime. This opens the door torwards quantum optomechanical circuits, many-body physics, potential applications in ultrasensitive measurements, quantum information, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics. Further research topics include quantum electrodynamics and quantum computing in superconducting circuits, topological photonics and phononics, decoherence, and quantum transport.

Your profile

Our work has both analytical and numerical components, and in most of the topics we have collaborations with experimentalists. Thus, computer skills and the desire to apply theory to real-world problems are strong advantages. We put particular emphasis on physical understanding.

Our offer

We have ongoing collaborations with both experimental and theoretical groups all over the world, including at Yale, Caltech, McGill and other institutions.

The payment and benefits are based on the german public pay scale (TVöD) guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicity encourages women to apply.

Your application

Applications should be sent electronically to . Your application should include a CV, a list of publications, and the names of two expert references. We will start reviewing applications immediately but will continue to accept applications indefinitely.

Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Florian Marquardt ().

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Staudtstraße 2
91058 Erlangen