PhD Scholarship Position Project Modeling of Quantum Light-matter Interactions at The Nanoscale

Chalmers University of Technology has an opening PhD position in nanotechnology. The initial contract for this position is five years. This position is closed on December 31, 2018.

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.

Quantum Plasmonics at Chalmers

At Chalmers, we are building a strong research environment in Quantum Plasmoncis, supported by the Swedish Research Council. It connects between and builds upon the two established research fields of Plasmonics and Microwave Quantum Optics, at the department of Physics and at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, respectively. The vision is to deliver a room-temperature quantum technology for controlled photon-photon interaction at the single photon level. This PhD project will further benefit from synergies with the quantum microwave modeling activities in the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology.

About the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience

At the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQP lab), we work on theoretical aspects of future high-performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones.

We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the department as well as the Bionanophotonics division of the department of Physics through the Quantum Plasmonics (2017-2022) grant from the Swedish Research Council. We are also a part of the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT).

The MC2 Department houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility. The QDP+QT Labs has the most modern equipment for experiments at low temperatures (millikelvins) and with microwaves.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Full-time temporary employment.The position is limited to a maximum of five years.


Required qualifications:

- MSc in Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent.

- Fluency in English, oral and written; interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently.

Desired qualifications:

- Experience in quantum field theory, circuit-QED, solid-state physics, superconductivity, quantum information.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180535 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)


Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

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 and present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus.Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 31 December, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Professor Gran Johansson, MC2/AQP,,+46-31-772 3237

Dr. Benjamin Rousseaux, Bionanophotonics division – MC2/AQP,

Assoc. Prof. Timur Shegai, Bionanophotonics division,


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