PhD Research Fellow in Semiconductor Defects for Quantum Technologies (ref 261021)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 May 2024

16 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Oslo
Research Field

Physics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Norway
Application Deadline

5 May 2024 - 23:00 (Europe/Oslo)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37.5
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

The field of quantum technology (QT) aims to exploit the most exotic consequences of quantum mechanics for real-world applications, and promises massive impacts on fields ranging from communication and cryptography to sensing and computing. Importantly, quantum sensors harness the rapid interactions between quantum systems and their environment. They are expected to detect smaller changes, provide better spatial resolution, or measure physical effects that are not accessible with the sensor technology of today. Indeed, this could lead to imaging of interactions between neurons and improve our understanding of the brain, or mapping of magnetic fields for wider subsea and space exploration. However, it has been challenging to find the balance between control of the quantum state, robustness to noise, signal detection and, importantly, scalability. Thus, there is an ongoing race to discover and characterize new quantum compatible platforms that satisfy these fundamental criteria.

In this project, we will explore and develop point defects in semiconductors – imperfections in the material that are often seen as something to avoid – for QT applications. Point defect-based QT facilitates quantum bits based on either the electron spin or photon polarization and is well suited for optical readout using the single photon emitter (SPE) property. Importantly, point defect SPEs can operate at room temperature (RT), in contrast to most other available QT platforms that require milli-kelvin temperatures to function. 

For more information and how to apply: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/261021/phd-research-fellow-in-semiconductor-defects-for-quantum-technologies


Requirements
Research Field
Physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Department of Physics
Country
Norway
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/261021/phd-research-fellow-in-se…

Contact
City

Oslo
Website

https://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/index.html
Street

PO box 1072 Blindern
Postal Code

NO-0316
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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