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Research Assistant / PostDoc in Quantum Technology (f/m)
Research assistants / PostDoc in Quantum Technology at the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, University of Kassel, Germany
The Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA) is inviting strongly motivated people to apply for research assistant positions to join
their Nano Optics Group led by Priv.-Doz. Dr. M. Benyoucef as part of a new interdisciplinary project on Scalable Molecular Quantum Bits (SMolBits). The
project's focus is on understanding quantum effects in molecular systems integrated on solid state platform and for the development of a new concept for
quantum computers and/or quantum processors. The project features the participation of interdisciplinary teams (Experimental and Theoretical Physics,
Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering) and is coordinated by the Technological Physics. The State of Hesse is funding "SMolBits" with approx. 4.4 million
euros over four years.
Research assistant / PostDoc (EG 14 TV-H), limited-term, full-time (currently 40 hours per week).
(Reference number: 32080)
This is a fixed term-position for 4 years (§ 14 Abs. 1 Satz 2 Nr. 1 TzBfG). Acquisition of habilitation is possible.
Working on the SMolBits project by developing integrated platforms for quantum computing and communication
Building the necessary quantum optics experimental setup to execute these projects
Self-contained research work that should support the SMolBits project
Present the results on scientific conferences and publish the work in peer-reviewed journals
You will be required to maintain extensive contact with a variety of people involved
Establish and monitor project schedule, organize project meetings and reporting
Provide support to the students and academics
Supporting the department in project applications and teaching
PhD in physics, nanosciences or equivalent studies with very good marks;
Strong background in quantum optics and hands-on experience in the following areas:
Optical characterization of nanostructures
Photon correlations measurements
You will be expected to undertake duties in an independent manner
Excellent communication skills and be able to interact professionally with staff and students
Ability to express both in German and in English in speaking and writing
Strong organizational skills
Of advantage will be:
Postdoctoral research experience on one of the above research topics
Relevant experience in the field of molecular quantum systems, Hong-Ou-Mandel measurements, nanafabrication
The Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA) of the University of Kassel, Germany, is a joint lab between Electrical Engineering and Physics.
The INA is operated mainly by two groups with currently about 80 people (including students) focusing on nanostructure technologies and their applications mainly
in photonics, optics and optoelectronics. The resources at INA include 400 sqm clean room facilities with semiconductor processing technology for III-V materials
and Si and about 400 sqm additional laboratory space. This includes state-of-the art epitaxial (MBE, CVD), lithography (photo, e-beam), dry-etching (RIE, ICP-RIE),
deposition (evaporators, IBE, CVD), and analytical equipment (PL, XRD, AFM, FIB, laser measurement systems) allowing full process flows from epitaxial materials
to mounted devices. The Technological Physics Department (http://tp.ina-kassel.de) operates a double chamber molecular beam epitaxy (Veeco Gen II Modula) for III-V
materials based on GaAs and InP substrates. A new double chamber MBE system dedicated for III-V and Si/Ge epitaxy will be installed in 2018, which will allow the
monolithic integration of III-V active materials on Si.
Application deadline: 05.03.2019
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The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims for a clear increase of the proportion of women in re-search and teaching. Qualified women are therefore
expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the corresponding above reference
number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or