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Ph.D. position in industry for quantum science and technology applications

In collaboration with the Technical University of Munich

QUBIG GmbH in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) offers a position for one doctoral student (also referred to as ESR - Early Stage Researcher) for a period of up to three years with an attractive salary. This position offers the unique opportunity to combine academic research with first-hand work experience in a cutting-edge technology company. The Ph.D. project is funded by a European Union Innovative Training Network (ITN). The aim of such ITNs is to provide high quality, doctoral-level training in academia, with involvement also of industry research teams. Besides working on innovative products for quantum science applications at QUBIG in Munich, the Ph.D. candidate will attend ITN schools and workshops, have access to a professional skills program, and receive additional scientific training at other academic and industry partners in the network. This will allow you to live and work in Munich (Germany) and to spend time at affiliated institutions (such as the University of Oxford or EPFL/Lausanne).

Project: The Ph.D. candidate will develop a complete system consisting of a universal electro-optic modulator and a matching dedicated RF driver that is capable of delivering fast and arbitrary phase, frequency and polarisation modulation signals to quantum systems, such as NVcenters, ultra-cold atoms and ions - the basic building blocks of future quantum technology applications. The education will cover the areas of crystal-, electro- and acousto optics, HF-technology, digital/analog electronics, programming including the knowledge of most recent, contemporary state-of-the-art quantum science objects, their manipulation and future applications. The Ph.D. candidate will be co-supervised by TU Munich. He/she will learn the concepts of automatic optimization procedures to shape laser pulses to drive quantum systems. This will enable system performance tests of universal electro-optic modulators under realistic conditions, i.e. to coherently drive single defect and quantum states in solid state environments as well as circuits.

Requirements
Essential:

• solid and broad education in modern physics with some specialisation in experimental optical physics
• M.Sc. university degree with excellent marks
• very good written and oral skills in English
• the Ph.D. candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (Mobility Rule).
Desirable:
• experience with laser-cooling of neutral atoms and/or coherent light-matter interactions
• knowledge in the fields of crystal-, electro- and/or acousto- optics, optical fibers, analog/digital electronics, HF -technology
• good experimental skills as well as a solution-oriented hands-on mentality
• independent and structured way of working

Research Environment:
QUBIG: You will work in a friendly workplace environment with research group character. The young team consists of 7 people with strong academic background (3 PostDocs) in AMOP, Atoms/Ions in Optical Fiber Resonators (OFRs) and Single photons.
TU Munich: The Technical University of Munich with ca. 40k students is one of the most renowned universities in Germany. The Ph.D. project will be performed in cooperation with the Holleitner group (holleitner@wsi.tum.de) at the TUM-Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.
LIMQUET network: The members of the consortium for the European ITN “Light-Matter Interfaces for Enabling Quantum Technologies” (LIMQUET) are the Universities of Bourgogne (project coordinator), Oxford, Darmstadt, EPFL Lausanne, Sussex and Sofia. The industry partners are QUBIG GmbH, TeemPhotonics and qutools GmbH.

Group: Opens external link in new windowQUBIG and Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner, Physics department, Technical University Munich

Opens external link in new windowLink to Prof. Holleitner's website