Post-doctoral position in experimental quantum optics with solid-state quantum memories.

Post-doctoral position in experimental quantum optics with solid-state quantum memories.

ICFO is offer­ing a post­doc­tor­al posi­tion to a well-qual­i­­fied, high­ly moti­vat­ed and dynam­ic young sci­en­tist who wish­es to enhance his/her sci­en­tif­ic career in a friend­ly and stim­u­lat­ing envi­ron­ment. The Quan­tum Pho­ton­ics with Solids and Atoms group at ICFO, led by Prof. Hugues de Ried­mat­ten, is look­ing for a post­doc­tor­al fel­low to play a key role in set­ting exper­i­ments aim­ing at demon­strat­ing entan­gle­ment between remote sol­id-state quan­tum mem­o­ries.


  • Can­di­dates must hold an inter­­na­­tion­al­­ly-rec­og­nized degree (or evi­dence of its com­ple­tion in the near­est future) prefer­ably in exper­i­men­tal quan­tum optics, ide­al­ly involv­ing quan­tum light-mat­ter inter­ac­tions.
  • The can­di­date should have a proven track record of high-impact sci­en­tif­ic research in exper­i­men­tal quan­tum optics.
  • Pos­i­tive­ly val­ued will be expe­ri­ence in quan­tum light mat­ter inter­ac­tion, quan­tum mem­o­ry and cre­ation and analy­sis of entan­gled states.
  • Expe­ri­ence in quan­tum physics is high­ly desired.
  • The select­ed can­di­date will strong­ly ben­e­fit from a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary envi­ron­ment with oth­er post­docs and PhD stu­dents work­ing in quan­tum tech­nolo­gies at ICFO, and with strong col­lab­o­ra­tions with our Euro­pean aca­d­e­m­ic and indus­tri­al part­ners with­in the Quan­tum Inter­net Alliance (

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Quan­tum Pho­ton­ics with Solids and Atoms research group at ICFO, please see, or con­tact Prof. Dr. Hugues de Ried­mat­ten ( Per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties are strong­ly encour­aged to apply. No restric­tions of cit­i­zen­ship or gen­der apply to the ICFO posi­tions. Salaries will be com­men­su­rate with the expe­ri­ence of the can­di­dates.


The for­mal appli­ca­tion should be sub­mit­ted online via Suit­able can­di­dates are request­ed to sub­mit (in Eng­lish):

  • Pre­sen­ta­tion let­ter with a dec­la­ra­tion of inter­est,
  • Cur­ricu­lum Vitae, includ­ing con­tact details,
  • The con­tact e‑mail of two poten­tial referees/previous super­vi­sor or employ­er (who we will con­tact for their ref­er­ence let­ters if nec­es­sary).

Can­di­dates should be will­ing to be con­tact­ed by phone dur­ing the selec­tion process. Can­di­dates may con­tact for infor­mal enquiries regard­ing the appli­ca­tion, as well as address sci­en­tif­ic enquiries to hugues [dot] deried­mat­ten [at] icfo [dot] eu. For updat­ed infor­ma­tion about ICFO, please vis­it

DEADLINE 30th of Sep­tem­ber 2018

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