A PhD project in optical microresonator based quantum opto-mechanical systems is available at the UQ Quantum Optics lab, to begin in late 2008 or early 2009. This project will experimentally investigate macroscopic mechanical systems in the never-before-observed quantum regime. These systems have the potential to test our understanding of quantum physics and the physical world; to provide new quantum technologies applicable to advanced computing and communication systems; and to enable ultrasensitive sensing technologies.

Application deadline: 
Monday, September 22, 2008

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory. The successful candidate will work with PhD students on the development of quantum technologies based on integrated optical microresonators. These will include quantum opto-mechanical systems (QOMS) based on radiation pressure coupling of mechanical and optical degrees of freedom, advanced single molecule biosensors, and fibre coupled integrated quantum information networks.

Application deadline: 
Monday, September 15, 2008
Postdoc: Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter and Quantum Information

At
University of Salerno - Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Quantum Theory Group

Field(s):

condensed matter, optics and optoelectronics, quantum mechanics, theoretical physics

Application deadline: 
Monday, September 29, 2008

This fellowship is a full-time three-year fixed-term fellowship funded under the recently established Perimeter Institute — Australia Foundations (PIAF) partnership. The Australian side involves Griffith University, the University of Queensland, and the University of Sydney. The successful applicant will be based at Griffith University in Brisbane, but will be supported to spend three months per year visiting other partners, split between Sydney and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Mathematics Department of Saint Anselm College invites applications for two tenure-track appointments, to begin fall 2008. We are looking for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Saint Anselm College is an undergraduate, liberal arts college. The teaching load is 3/3, and the class sizes are small. There is little teaching below the rigorous calculus level (at most, one course a semester).

We are currently offering several postdoctoral positions to highly motivated and well-qualified young researchers who intend to enhance their career in the field of quantum information science. The successful candidates will work in the research group for quantum information theory led by Prof. Jens Eisert at the University of Potsdam in the Berlin-Potsdam metropolitan area.

The positions will be funded either by the EU project COMPAS (Computing with Mesoscopic Photonic and Atomic States) or by the European Young Research Investigator Award of the group leader.

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique that could make quantum cryptography significantly cheaper to implement, moving it nearer to possible commercial acceptance.

This post, funded by the UK's EPSRC, is required to develop coherent states as a resource in quantum technology. The successful candidate will spend two years at Queen's University Belfast, working with Professor Myungshik Kim on a joint project with Professor Sir Peter Knight at Imperial College and Professor Sougato Bose at University College London.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Gleb Gribakin (email: g.gribakin@qub.ac.uk)

*Salary scale:* £28,290 - £36,912 per annum (including contribution points)

*Closing date:* 4.00pm, Friday 6 June 2008

Ref: 08/100428

Application deadline: 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the assistant or associate professor level to start January 2009. All applicants must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent, postdoctoral experience in theoretical quantum optics, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong record of research achievements in quantum optics, especially in the nexus between quantum optics and quantum information science.