Post-doctoral and Research Engineer positions in quantum technologies

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Apr 2024

21 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Research Field

Physics
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Engineering » Electronic engineering
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

14 Apr 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

35.7
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

ICFO is offering postdoctoral and research engineer positions to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientists who wish to enhance their scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate will be joining the Optoelectronics group led by Prof. Dr. Valerio Pruneri.

The group has experience in the study and developing of new advanced materials, devices and systems for information and communication technologies, in particular displays, image sensors and cybersecurity. The main driving is to carry out research which bridges academia and industry, by developing fundamental ideas with great potential for revolutionizing future photonic products.

The candidates will work on projects aimed at building the next generation of quantum cryptography, entanglement distribution systems, quantum imaging and processing. The hosting group has developed technology for continuous variable quantum key distribution and quantum random number generation, now being commercialized by two ICFO’s spin-offs, Luxquanta and Quside, respectively. The next step is to develop entanglement and decoy state based systems for secure communication and quantum connections for both ground and space segments, and quantum processing and imaging devices. The group is currently involved in several European projects.

Funded by the European Union.


Requirements
Research Field
Physics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Electronic engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in Physics, Electrical or Electronic Engineering.

The candidate should have a proven track record in:

  • Quantum physics
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum imaging
  • Quantum processing
  • Nonlinear effects and entanglement generation
  • Optical fibre communication
  • Free space communication
  • Signal processing (post-processing)
  • Software interfaces

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information
Benefits

Salaries for ICFO Postdoctoral positions are assigned by the Selection Committee, based on experience and seniority of the applicant, as well as the assigned tasks and responsibilities within the group. Standard salaries range from a lower level aligned with national Ramon-y-Cajal fellowships to higher levels aligned with Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships.

The contract is offered for periods of 1 year, renewable.

Additionally, a family allowance is also available on request and after corresponding approval for people with family charges in the terms described in the corresponding policy.


Eligibility criteria

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.


Selection process

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

  • Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,
  • The contact e-mail of two potential referees.

Candidates will be assessed as they apply and the call will remain open until the suitable candidate is identified.

Candidates may contact [email protected]  for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to [email protected] .

For update information about the hosting group, please visit https://www.icfo.eu/research-group/15/optoelectronics/home/437 .

For updated information about ICFO, please visit https://www.icfo.eu .


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
ICFO
Country
Spain
State/Province
Barcelona
City
Castelldefels
Postal Code
08860
Street
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=691

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Castelldefels
Website

http://www.icfo.eu
Street

Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Postal Code

08860

STATUS: EXPIRED

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