PhD positions in photonic quantum information science - (experiment)

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Are you passionate about exploring fundamental differences between the quantum and classical realms and working towards the next generation of technology? We are looking for two motivated PhD students to join our team at Griffith University's Quantum Optics and Information Laboratory (QOIL) in sunny Brisbane, Australia. One of the open positions is focused on developing novel photonic resources for quantum computation and communication, while the other position is on exploring nonlocality in quantum networks.

The PhD position will give you the opportunity to undertake research in a state-of-the art quantum photonics laboratory and be part of a young and dynamic team at QOIL, as well as larger research centres (the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, and Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology . You will be able to travel and present at conferences and workshops, and have the chance to collaborate with experimentalists and theorists at Griffith University and several other institutes in Australia and overseas. While the research is primarily experimental, opportunities would exist to pursue some theory work as well, depending on your background and interest. You will also be supported if you would like to grow your skills in leadership, teaching, or communication with the public.

PhD students receive a tax-free stipend of AUD $28,854 that covers living costs, with the possibility of an additional top-up. Our lab is located in the green, natural surroundings of Griffith University's Nathan campus. Nathan is in Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, where you can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and warm, subtropical climate.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to collaborate and work effectively as a team member; in addition, you should have good work ethics and a desire to learn. You must have a foundation in, and strong interest in, quantum physics. Prior experience in quantum optics experiments would be beneficial, but not necessary. To be able to qualify for the scholarship and commence, you must have a Masters / Honours / or equivalent qualification. However, you can already get in touch while you are in the process of obtaining such qualification.

We value diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact the project supervisors, Dr Sergei Slussarenko ( and Dr Nora Tischler ( with a CV, a cover letter, and the contact details of 2-3 referees.

This call will stay open until suitable candidates have been identified.

Research Centre webpage: [Centre for Quantum Dynamics](

Research Group webpage: [Quantum Optics and Information Laboratory](

University webpage: [Griffith University](