09/11/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science 4 Refugees

15 Early-Stage Researcher (3-year PhD) positions in experimental and theoretical Photonics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universities, Companies and Research Organisations in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsOptics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2019 18:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35-40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812818

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 microcomb@bath.ac.uk

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:

Belgium 

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

 

Germany 

ESR9, ESR10: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Koos, christian.koos@kit.edu)

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, r.holzwarth@menlosystems.com)

Topic 11: Microresonator-based frequency combs for high-precision calibration of astronomical spectrographs

ESR13: Max Plank Institute of Quantum Optics (Dr. Picque, nathalie.picque@mpq.mpg.de)

Topic 13: Molecular spectroscopy with on-chip microcombs

ESR14: Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet (Dr. Breunig, ingo.breunig@imtek.uni-freiburg.de)

Topic 14: Mid-infrared microcomb generation based on second-order optical nonlinearities in non-oxide materials

 

Spain 

ESR8: Universitat Politechnica de Valencia (Dr. Munoz, pmunoz@iteam.upv.es);

Topic 8: Integrated Spectral Processors for Frequency Comb based Arbitrary Waveform Generators

 

Sweden 

ESR6: Chalmers University of Technology (Prof. Torres Company, torresv@chalmers.se)

Topic 6: Microresonator combs in advanced coherent communication systems

ESR12: Royal Institute of Technology (Prof. Gallo, gallo@kth.se)

Topic 12: Microcomb generation with quadratic nonlinearities in high-confinement LiNbO3-on-insulator (LNOI) waveguides

 

Switzerland 

ESR3,ESR4: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Prof. Kippenberg, tobias.kippenberg@epfl.ch)

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, pfs@zurich.ibm.com)

Topic 15: Comb generation in integrated GaP waveguide resonators

 

United Kingdom 

ESR1, ESR2: University of Bath (Prof. D.V. Skryabin, microcomb@bath.ac.uk)

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, pascal.delhaye@npl.co.uk)

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.

Benefits

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.

Eligibility criteria

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...

Selection process

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 microcomb@bath.ac.uk.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent

Specific Requirements

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.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Bath
2 position(s) available at
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Lausanne
1 position(s) available at
NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY
United Kingdom
London
1 position(s) available at
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Gothenburg
1 position(s) available at
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Ghent
1 position(s) available at
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Valencia
2 position(s) available at
KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Karlsruhe
1 position(s) available at
MENLO SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Munich
1 position(s) available at
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Stockholm
1 position(s) available at
MAX PLANK INSTITUTE, GARCHING
Germany
Munich
1 position(s) available at
ALBERT-LUDWIGS UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Freiburg
1 position(s) available at
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Rueschlikon

EURAXESS offer ID: 354120

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