Researcher in quantum optics

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 May 2023

9 May 2023
Job Information

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Field

Physics » Optics
Physics » Other
Physics » Quantum mechanics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

17 May 2023 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
Job description

The Quantum Nano Photonics group at KTH is inviting applications for a researcher position in the field of quantum photonics at the single photon level. You will work in an international team to develop quantum photonic devices and instruments operating at the single photon level. You will be involved in European and international projects and will collaborate with leading research groups. The work will include nanofabrication, optical measurements, optical instruments conception and data analysis. 

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • A well-equipped laboratory for quantum optics experiments at cryogenic temperatures.
  • Access to a state-of-the-art nanofabrication laboratory.
  • Strong collaborations with world leading research groups in the field.
  • A multidisciplinary environment where nanoscale quantum photonics devices are developed and implemented in a wide field of applications.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree 
  • Experience with optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures
  • Experience with nanofabrication of devices based on quantum dots
  • Experience with single photon measurements
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with supervision of master students
  • Experience with lab programming (Python or equivalent)
  • Experience with optical simulations (Lumerical or equivalent)
  • Research expertise.
  • The ability to work towards research results being utilised in practice.
  • The ability to inform about research and development work
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff.
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence.

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  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page long.
  • Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). 

    About the employment

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    About KTH

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

    Type of employment: Temporary position
    Contract type: Full time
    First day of employment: According to agreement
    Salary: Monthly salary
    Number of positions: 2
    Full-time equivalent: 40 h/vecka
    City: Stockholm
    County: Stockholms län
    Country: Sweden
    Reference number: S-2023-0635

  • Val Zwiller,
  • Published: 2023-05-08
    Last application date: 2023-05-17

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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    Brinellvägen 8

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