PhD student position in Nanoelectronic devices coupled to light

Updated: about 1 hour ago
Deadline: 08 Nov 2024

You are about to finish your master project in physics and are looking for an opportunity to carry out exciting, cutting-edge research in theoretical quantum physics in a diverse, collaborative environment?
Then, we invite you to apply for a PhD position in theoretical nano-physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden.

As a prospective PhD student you will be involved in research on nano-electronic quantum devices coupled to light-fields that can act as sensitive detectors or that can be exploited for on-chip tasks such as cooling or creation of nonclassical light fields. While tackling these theoretical challenges, you will be able to interact closely with experimental colleagues.

Information about the division and the department
The position will be placed in the theory division of the department for Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers, where diverse research from quantum transport, quantum information, and quantum materials to quantum thermodynamics is carried out. More specifically, the hired PhD student will be part of the group of Janine Splettstoesser, working on "dynamics and thermodynamics of nanoscale devices" and will join the ERC-funded project "NanoRecycle", dealing with energy conversion processes in quantum and nanoscale devices, and/or the FlagEra project ThinQ, dealing with single-photon detection in cavity coupled quantum dots.

The specific research project of this position is concerned with the unique dynamical and thermodynamical properties of nanoelectronic devices coupled to light. Nanoelectronic devices such as quantum dots can be used as sensitive detectors of light fields via photon-assisted tunneling of electrons - possibly down to the single-photon level. At the same time, the electronic device can use the light-field as a thermodynamic resource for producing electrical power or for on-chip cooling, or conversely, it can use electronic resources to create light. The PhD project will deal with theoretical research on these types of challenges.

Major responsibilities
For this PhD position, we seek a highly motivated and technically skilled candidate with a strong interest in the theoretical analysis of nanoscale and quantum devices. As a prospect PhD student, you are expected to carry out your research project in close collaboration with other team members and in dialogue with local and international experimental colleagues. With growing independence, we expect you to show initiative by proactively developing and contributing with your own research ideas within the advertised project. The major responsibility is to carry out the research project, in addition you will have some teaching responsibilities. You will work in a collaborative environment, where team work is essential for project success.

Read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here .

You should have obtained a Master degree in Theoretical Physics or similar by the time of the start of the PhD position and you should have acquired excellent technical skills, with preference in quantum transport theory and/or quantum thermodynamics and/or quantum optics. You should have a strong driving force to pursue excellent theoretical research in a collaborative environment. The position requires very good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with reference number 20240352 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other (optional) certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-08-11

For questions, please contact:
Janine Splettstoesser, Applied Quantum Physics Lab,
[email protected]

Juliette Monsel, Applied Quantum Physics Lab,
[email protected]

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. 
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