Postdoctoral researcher in physics – theoretical quantum optics / condensed matter

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    University of Warsaw
    PhysicsComputational physics
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/12/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw


We are looking for a highly motivated and talented postdoc willing to join the team undertaking the "First Team" research project entitled Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies, funded by the Foundation for Polish Science. The project aims at research in the field of theoretical condensed matter as well as theoretical and experimental quantum optics. The research is carried out in international collaboration with groups from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and the University of Paderborn (Germany), with support from companies: Raith, Airbus Defence and Space, GMV Innovating Solutions, Lambda System and Semicon. The team is hosted by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw.

Institution: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Project leader: Dr. habil. Magdalena Stobińska

Project title: Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies

Project is carried out within the “First Team” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description: Quantum technologies enable solutions providing e.g. unconditionally secure information transfer or ultrasensitive detectors. They use entanglement, superposition and interactions at a single quanta level. Time-frequency integrated quantum optics is ideally suited for these tasks: flexible, scalable, robust to losses, offers high control of single photons. Its potential has not yet been explored. In this project, we plan to build high-quality random number generator and nanodevices based on graphene plasmons. To this end, we will advance the platform, producing pure spectrally-shaped single photons. Its features will allow to surpass the present technology to produce true randomness and study photon-plasmon interactions in 2D nanomaterials. Additional training will be provided by top specialists in integrated optics: the University of Paderborn and the University of Oxford.

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  1. Possibility to work in a motivating environment in a worldwide recognized research institution
  2. Participation in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in collaboration with leading universities
  3. Possibility to acquire new unique skills from senior researchers, project partners and experts
  4. Participation in conferences and scientific meetings
  5. Building broad skills useful for the future career in academia and R&D departments
  6. Possibility to complete the basis of the habilitation thesis
  7. Support for ambitious ideas and self-development
  8. Good remuneration

Selection process

Required documents:

  1. Application for the position
  2. Information on the processing of personal data (available on the website http://bsp.adm.uw.edu.pl/bsp/druki-i-formularze/)
  3. A copy of the Ph. D. diploma
  4. Recommendation letter from the Ph. D. supervisor; recommendation letters from other senior scientists are welcome
  5. Scientific curriculum vitae describing education, employment history, previous participation in research projects, collaborations, internships, stipends, conferences, other achievements as well as scientific interests
  6. List of publications
  7. Motivational letter stating why the candidate is willing to participate in this research project
  8. Optional: a copy of a document certifying candidate’s knowledge of English

The required documents must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to magdalena.stobinska@gmail.com before the deadline. The recruitment committee will interview selected candidates before making the final decision. The candidates should be able to deliver original copies of the documents on demand. The final decision will be announced to the candidates as soon as the Foundation for Polish Science accepts the recruitment results.

The results of the contest will be announced no later than on 25 January 2019.

Additional comments

Position in the project: Postdoctoral researcher

Job type: Full-time university employment contract (40 hours/week)

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: ca. 8500 PLN / 2100 EUR net monthly salary (15000 PLN full remuneration cost, equivalent to ca. 12000 PLN gross monthly salary including taxes), full social security and health insurance

Position starts on: 1 February 2019

Period of contract/stipend agreement: 13 months (with a possibility of prolongation)

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Required Research Experiences

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Offer Requirements

    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent


  1. Ph. D. degree in theoretical physics, preferably with specialization in quantum optics and/or condensed matter (experience in analytical and numerical modelling is a plus)
  2. Ambitious hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development
  3. Numerical programming practice, good knowledge of mathematical tools (e.g. Matlab or Wolfram Mathematica) and general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype) as well as LaTeX typesetting environment
  4. Good practical knowledge of English (C level preferred)
  5. Ability to work collaboratively
  6. Mobility (ability to travel within the EU and worldwide)

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