RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › OpticsPhysics › Quantum mechanicsPhysics › Solid state physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONMultiple locations, see work locations below.
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER722923
Within the framework of the EU-funded Marie Curie European Training Network (ETN) “Optomechanical Technologies” there are 15 open positions for PhD students in the field of Cavity Optomechanics. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply.
- be supervised by an expert in this field
- take charge of an exciting research project
- research in close collaboration with partners within the Marie Curie European Training Network
- participate in innovative training modules, including a series of hands-on workshops that provide technical, transferable and presentation skills, international conferences, and outreach activities.
The ETN research focuses on optomechanical technologies (new technologies based on optomechanical physics) and aims to advance the state of the art in the field by addressing several new research directions.
Nano- and micromechanical oscillators are in our modern information age indispensable technologies that enable navigation, timing, motional sensing and wireless communication. MEMS sensors, that is silicon micro-machined mechanical oscillators, measure rotation or acceleration and are commercially contained in any modern cell-phone, plane or car. In the past decade a technological and scientific revolution has taken place around the optical and quantum control of such NEMS and MEMS devices; following quantum control of ions, molecules in a first wave, as well as electrical circuits in a second wave, NEMS and MEMS can now be read out and controlled at the quantum level using optical fields via cavity optomechanical interactions.
The following member institutions and companies are involved in this ETN project:
- University of Copenhagen (Prof. Albert Schliesser)
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Prof. Florian Marquardt)
- Aalto University (Prof. Pertti Hakonen)
- Università degli Studi di Camerino (Prof. David Vitali)
- University of Vienna (Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer)
- University of Hamburg (Prof. Roman Schnabel)
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris (Prof. Antoine Heidmann)
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Dr. Rémy Braive)
- University of Konstanz (Prof. Eva Weig)
- Ghent University (Prof. Dries Van Thourhout)
- Delft University of Technology (Prof. Gary Steele)
- IBM Research Zurich GmbH (Dr. Paul Seidler)
- Robert Bosch GmbH (Dr. Francisco Hernandez)
- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Prof. Tobias Kippenberg, Coordinator)
The H2020 ETN Optomechanical Technologies (OMT) team involves 14 partners and supports up to 15 PhD students. Marie Curie Fellows enjoy the benefits of full social security, competitive monthly living, mobility and family allowance.
The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in network-wide training and develop a wide set of research-focused and transferable skills at different locations throughout Europe with leading scientists in the field, including secondments to our industrial and academic partners.
As per the ETN mobility rule, the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.
Your application should include AS A SINGLE PDF file: a letter emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position, a detailed CV, publication list (if any), contact details of at least two referees, and academic transcripts of BSc and MSc grades.
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Required Research Experiences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
We are looking for motivated researchers with an MSc degree in Physics (early stage researcher) with excellent experimental and theoretical skills as well as good team spirit.
EURAXESS offer ID: 158026