ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversities, Companies and Research Organisations in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Optics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2019 18:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONMultiple locations, see work locations below.
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35-40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/02/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER812818
We are pleased to advertise 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions leading to a PhD degree to begin between 01 January 2019 and 31 July 2019, as part of the Innovative Training Network of the European Commission MICROCOMB "Applications and Fundamentals of Microresonator Frequency Combs". The positions will all last three years, and will allow students to participate in an exciting programme comprising international schools, workshops, and secondments at academic as well as industrial partners.
Project and training overview: Our pan-European network provides training and research programme bringing together leading academic and industrial centres working in the area of optical frequency combs in optical microresonators (microcombs). The network combines and shares some of the world leading experience and expertise in photonics in general and in microcombs in particular and is aiming to train a new generation of scientists in this actively developing area bordering physics and photonic engineering and having pronounced applied and fundamental dimensions. Frequency comb research is by itself a Nobel prize winning topic (T. Hänsch and J. Hall, 2005), while the microcombs can qualify as an emerging disruptive technology. Our sub-projects address research and technology problems with interdisciplinary importance from the areas of precision frequency metrology, ultrafast data processing, optical to RF signal conversion, astronomical measurements and soliton physics. Early stage researchers (ESRs) involved into the proposed network will receive broad and well balanced training in device characterisation and fabrication, experimental techniques, theory and modeling in best academic, research and industrial centres and with involvement of the leading experts from across the Globe. A programme of secondments and network wide events will ensure highest levels of cross-country and academia-industry mobility for our researchers. Soft-skills training events organised by such industrial consortium members as IBM, Menlo and AIRBUS will provide our researchers with career perspectives beyond their immediate research focus.
Application deadlines and start dates vary between the employing organisations.
Start dates vary between 01 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. Living allowances depend on the country and their exact values will be finalised through a contract with an employing organisation.
Applicants certain about their project choice(s) within the consortium should submit their enquiries and all the documents directly to the scientists in charge, see below. Strict eligibility rules apply, see below. Applicants not certain about their project preferences should include a list of 4 preferred projects into their covering letter and submit their documents to the consortium coordinator (Prof. Dmitry Skryabin) at email@example.com.
MICROCOMB consortium strongly encourages applications from researchers with diverse backgrounds, that include, but are not limited by the gender, economic, ethnic and physical ability diversities.
Positions will be hosted at the following countries and institutions:
ESR7: University of Gent (Dr. Kuyken, Bart.Kuyken@ugent.be)
Topic 7: Microring based mode-locked integrated lasers and their use for dual comb spectroscopy
ESR9, ESR10: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Koos, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topic 9: Ultra-broadband signal processing using chip-scale frequency comb sources
Topic 10: Integrated frequency comb generator modules for applications in communications and metrology
ESR11: MENLO Systems GMBH (Dr. Holzwarth, email@example.com)
Topic 11: Microresonator-based frequency combs for high-precision calibration of astronomical spectrographs
ESR13: Max Plank Institute of Quantum Optics (Dr. Picque, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topic 13: Molecular spectroscopy with on-chip microcombs
ESR14: Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet (Dr. Breunig, email@example.com)
Topic 14: Mid-infrared microcomb generation based on second-order optical nonlinearities in non-oxide materials
ESR8: Universitat Politechnica de Valencia (Dr. Munoz, firstname.lastname@example.org);
Topic 8: Integrated Spectral Processors for Frequency Comb based Arbitrary Waveform Generators
ESR6: Chalmers University of Technology (Prof. Torres Company, email@example.com)
Topic 6: Microresonator combs in advanced coherent communication systems
ESR12: Royal Institute of Technology (Prof. Gallo, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topic 12: Microcomb generation with quadratic nonlinearities in high-confinement LiNbO3-on-insulator (LNOI) waveguides
ESR3,ESR4: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Prof. Kippenberg, email@example.com)
Topic 3: On chip- RF to optical link via a dual dispersive wave soliton on a chip
Topic 4: Generation of low noise microwaves using a temporal soliton
ESR15: IBM Research GMBH, Switzerland (Dr. Seidler, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topic 15: Comb generation in integrated GaP waveguide resonators
ESR1, ESR2: University of Bath (Prof. D.V. Skryabin, email@example.com)
Topic 1: Theory and modelling of Kerr comb-solitons and their applications for processing of information
Topic 2: Theory and modelling of frequency combs in microrings with quadratic nonlinearity.
ESR5: National Physical Laboratory (Dr. Del Haye, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topic 5: Development of compact microcomb systems for optical clocks and spectroscopy applications
Detailed project descriptions should be requested from and further questions directed to supervisors.
The successful candidates will receive a 36 month, full-time employment contract as per Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers. Please contact institutions of your choices for details on the living allowances/salary associated with the Microcomb positions.The exact monthly salary will be confirmed upon offer and paid in the currency of the host country. The mobility/relocation and family allowances will be provided to eligible researchers. Please visit the EU MSCA website for further information. The ESRs will be enrolled in a vibrant PhD programme combining leading academic and industrial researcher centres across Europe. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all ESRs will benefit from a dedicated training programme comprising an integrated curriculum at their host organisations and intensive network courses, schools, workshops and engagement with cutting-edge research and development.
There are strict eligibility requirements within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. At the time of appointment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. Applicants shall also be in the first four years of their research careers at the time of appointment and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. For more eligibility details see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_fo...
Applicants will need to submit, for each application:
Transcripts from University; Curriculum vitae of at most 3 pages; Contact details of two referees (Please ask your referees to send letters to the contact person); A brief covering letter describing why the applicant wishes to become a PhD student within the Microcomb consortium.
Applicants certain about their project choice within the consortium should submit their enquiries and all the documents to the scientist in charge. Applicants not certain about their choice of a project should include a list of 3 preferred projects into their covering letter and submit their documents to the consortium coordinator (Prof. Dmitry Skryabin) at email@example.com.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Master Degree or equivalentEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentMathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
There are strict eligibility requirements within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. At the time of appointment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. Applicants shall also be in the first four years of their research careers at the time of appointment and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Language qualifications and other entry requirements are specific for every participating organisation. Researchers employed for this project in a non-PhD awarding organisation will be enrolled into a PhD programme in one of the partner Universities.
EURAXESS offer ID: 354120
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