PhD student in Experimental Quantum Technology: Quantum Magnetometry

Updated: 27 days ago
Deadline: 29 Sep 2021

at the Department of Physics . Closing date: 29 September 2021.

The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 95 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english .

Project description
Subject: Physics

The interdisciplinary field of quantum information processing and communication connects quantum mechanics/optics/electronics with classical information theory to achieve tasks in information and communication that are impossible with classical methods. This fusion has led to new concepts such as the qubit, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, quantum sensing, and quantum computing.

Quantum information has also revitalized the discussions about the foundations of quantum theory. The field is currently very active and is driving for progress in both physics and computer science, information technology. The research objectives of our group include experimental preparation and characterization of multipartite entanglement, tests on the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum cryptography, quantum communication, and quantum sensing.

Diamond and Silicon  carbide (SiC) are  emerging  quantum materials  offering  a  platform  for  future  quantum technologies  in Sensing  and imaging. SiC offer exceptional advantages for scalable and low-cost production. Color  centers  in SiC  have  the  potential  to  measure  temperature, strain,  electric  and  magnetic  fields,  pressure,  and forces  with ultra-high sensitivity.  Some of the most promising and challenging applications are nanoscale    magnetic    imaging    in    biology,    diagnostics    of    integrated    circuits    in electronics, and materials science.  The goal of the project is to develop novel quantum magnetic microscopy at nanoscales.

This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology.  In this project, we have strong collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Jawan Ul-Hassan and Prof. Nguyen Tien Son at Linköping University.

We seek a self-motivated candidate who is fluent in English. An experimental background and interest in instrumentation are merits. The application should include experience with optics,   imaging, electronics (analog and/or digital), programming, and other relevant skills.

Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 27 000.

Qualification requirements
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master's) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.

In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.

In addition, proficiency in English language, equivalent to English B in Swedish high school, is required, or

  • Previously completed University degree taught in English
  • IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79)
  • Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations .

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Prof. Mohamed Bourennane, Mohamed.Bourennane@fysik.su.se , or Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, tegner@fysik.su.se .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), tfn 0708-16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), tfn 08-16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se , seko@seko.su.se (SEKO) and doktorandrepresentant, doktorandombud@sus.su.se .

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important:
    Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than September 29, 2021, via e-mail to: FV-2977-21.refletters@fysik.su.se  and state in the subject line: SU FV-2977-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 29/09/2021

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