Quantum Sensors for the detection of biomolecules

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 May 2021

CSIC- The Spanish National Research Council is the biggest research institution in Spain comprising 120 institutes where more than ten thousand employees are pushing the frontiers of Science.

The Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (IMN, CSIC) is an applied research institute with ~25 research staff and ~ 50 postdocs and PhDs integrated in the Excellence Campus CSIC-UAM. It combines the best from university and research institutions to conduct research in different areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the intersection of Physics, Biology and Material Science.

IMN-CSIC is also part of the QTEP+ directive, whereby 10 CSIC research institutes try to push the boundaries of Quantum Science and Technology. The contribution of the IMN to this field lies on its wide experience on the fabrication and characterization of nanophotonic and nano-electronic devices for quantum communications and quantum sensing applications.

If you are an excellent, open-minded and team-spirited R&D Engineer or Physicist willing to contribute to the Second Quantum Revolution, we invite you to apply before 23 May 2021 to the position open: Quantum Sensors for the detection of biomolecules.

Main Tasks and responsibilities: The maintenance and operation of a novel interferometric setup, a closed-cycle cryostat, and design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of nano-structured diamond membranes.

The ideal profile is a graduate/PhD in physics or electrical engineering with expertise in optics and nanofabrication. Sensors based on foxonic crystals (PX) that combine the optical properties of photonic crystals with the control of vibrations of a photonic metamaterial will be studied. This type of membranes allows the optical characterization of phonons, measurement of thermo-optical and optomechanical effects, with excellent insulation properties against external disturbances.

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