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Apply by: 2024-08-15

Postdoctoral position in hybrid quantum systems

Published 2024-06-03

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

In the Hybrid Quantum Systems Laboratory, we develop quantum technologies for sensing and tests of fundamental physics. If you have a passion for highly collaborative, experimental research this is for you!

The aim of the project is to develop a hybrid quantum system capable of generating macroscopic quantum states of motion. To achieve this, we will couple a single atom in an optical tweezer to a mecanical oscillator. On the way to this goal, we will advance the state-of-the-art in nanomechanics, optomechanics and cavity quantum electrodynamics. This is a highly multidisciplinary project involving nanofabrication, optomechanics and experimental atomic physics. The Hybrid Quantum Systems Laboratory is a new laboratory at Chalmers. We offer a newly renovated lab space and a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility.

Major responsibilities
As a postdoctoral researcher, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research in collaboration with others, and to coach PhD students. You will be expected to develop your skills, the team, and contribute with your creative ideas. We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a creative problem-solving ability are important personal qualities for these positions. We highly value a collaborative spirit, a commitment to inclusive teamwork, and a drive for continuous learning and professional growth, ensuring a supportive environment for all team members.


 A Ph.D. in Physics

  • Applied Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Electrical Engineering

or other relevant field is required.

Experience with any of the following is beneficial:

  • Experimental atomic physics
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Optomechanics
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanomechanics
  • Cryogenics

Fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. If you are unsure about your qualifications, please contact us.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2024-08-15

For questions, please contact:

Nils Johan Engelsen, Division of Quantum Technology:

nils.engelsen@chalmers.se, +46 70 852 51 42

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society.

The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!