Postdoctoral Fellow (Experimental Physics)

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Job Type: Permanent
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Postdoctoral Fellow (Experimental Physics)-1801211





Our Department


The Department of Physics at the University of Otago is New Zealand’s top ranked Physics Department, and is located in the centre of the scenic Otago province. Our department has a vibrant research environment with strength in both theoretical and experimental AMO as well as linear-, nonlinear and quantum optics research.


The Resonant Optics group is part of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, a national Center of Research Excellence.


The Role


In this position, you will join the Resonant Optics Group in a project that aims to connect superconducting quantum circuit to the telecommunication domain. You will use the resonant enhancement of a high quality monolithic resonator to enhance the nonlinear interaction in order convert microwave photons into optical photons. The setup will be within a helium-3 dilution fridge and in the future be coupled to superconducting qubits.


Your Skills and Experience


You should have a PhD in Physics, and a demonstrated strength in one or more of the following areas within experimental physics:

• superconducting microwave qubits;

• optical resonators;

• non-linear optics in second order nonlinearities; or

• quantum optics.


Further Details


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for two years.


Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Harald Schwefel, Department of Physics via the contact details below.




Please provide:

• a current CV with research skills and publication list;

• a short letter describing research accomplishments and interests as well as your motivation for joining our lab (max one page); and

• contact details for at least two individuals willing to provide references.


To submit your application please click the apply button below. There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


Additional Information

Contact: Dr Harald Schwefel     Tel: +64 3 479 7754

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Salary Level and Range
 Postdoctoral Fellow ($75,896)
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