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Postdoctoral positions on Integrated Quantum Photonics

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
21/09/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Ghent University - imec
Department
Photonics Research Group
Research Field
Physics
Physics » Optics
Engineering
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Belgium
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
36
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

CONTEXT:

The Photonics Research Group has been granted funding for advancing essential quantum information technologies:

  • quantum circuits for Quantum key distribution: MDI-QKD transceivers [1] and quantum memoryless repeaters [2]
  • integrated single photon avalanche photodiodes [3]
  • silicon photonics high bandwidth squeezers [4]
  • photonics interface to color centers [5]

Our group is also looking for a coordinator of the Belgian quantum infrastructure deployment. This position may or may not be coupled to a research activity on integrated quantum photonics.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be responsible for the research work including design, modelling, and complete characterization of the quantum ICs. The candidate will collaborate with partners groups in Belgium or at the European level. Responsibilities include:

  • Performing research in an independant way
  • Reporting on the research to supervisor and collaborators
  • Communication to peers at conference and via journal publications

Requirements

Skills/Qualifications
  • At the starting time of the contract, the applicant must hold a PhD in physics, physics engineering or photonics engineering.
  • Good knowledge of optics and/or material science
  • Active, hands-on experience with quantum photonics is highly recommended. Deep theoretical understanding of what is and is not feasible in quantum photonics is major plus.
  • Proficient level in English
Specific Requirements

Satisfying the international mobility conditions is a plus (living and working outside Belgium more than 24 months over the past 3 years).

Additional Information

Benefits

Benefits include mandatory health insurance, laptop, travel to conferences and a moving allowance. The contract is for an initial duration of 1 year with foreseen extensions.

Selection process

The positions are open at the date of publication and evaluations are performed as they are received. 

Please submit your expression of interest with resume and motivation letter by applying online through the following link: http://photonics.intec.ugent.be/contact/vacancies/Application.htm

 

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
4
Company/Institute
Ghent University - imec
Country
Belgium
State/Province
East Flanders
City
Gent
Postal Code
9052
Street
Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 126
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
stephane.clemmen@UGent.be

Contact

State/Province
East Flanders
City
Gent
Website
Street
Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 126
Postal Code
9052
E-Mail
bert.coryn@ugent.be