Postdoctoral Position in Non-classical Light Generation with 2D Materials

Chalmers University of Technology is delighted to offer a postdoctoral researcher position in nanotechnology. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for three years in Sweden. Applications are welcome before April 20, 2019.

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) 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.

Information about the project

This experimental project deals with the development of non-classical light sources based on 2d materials. Non-classical light is a key resource for a diverse set of quantum technologies, ranging from quantum communication over quantum imaging to photonic quantum computing. Recently, single photon emission has been observed in two-dimensional materials such as WSe2 or hBN. This unexpected discovery makes these materials attractive for developing novel non-classical light sources based on the remarkable properties of 2d materials. The goal of the present project is to observe and to engineer non-classical light emission (single and entangled photons) in 2d-material based heterostructures.

The project is experimental in nature and jointly supervised by Assistant Professor Witlef Wieczorek and Associate Professor Saroj Dash. The project is placed in the Quantum Technology Laboratory (QTLab) at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience and is strongly integrated in the Excellence Initiative Nano at Chalmers. The project will be pursued in a close collaboration with the theory group of Professor Ermin Malic (Physics Department, Chalmers), whose group provides theoretical modelling for the experiment.

About the Quantum Technology Laboratory (QTLab)

The QTLab provides an international, creative and stimulating research environment and is located at MC2.The QTLab performs cutting edge research in the field of quantum technologies. Quantum technologies rely on the ability to control matter on the quantum level. This level of control enables novel ways of processing information that allows quantum technologies to go beyond classical information processing capabilities.

A major focus of the QTLab lies on building a quantum computer based on superconducting qubits. The QTLab also explores quantum sensors based on mechanical resonators and quantum light sources based on 2d materials.

Major responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated and outstanding candidate for this postdoctoral position. We expect you to show initiative by proactively developing and contributing with your own research ideas within the advertised project. The goal of your project is to observe and engineer non-classical light emission (single and entangled photons) in 2d-material based heterostructures. This includes in-house fabrication of devices, construction of a dedicated measurement setup and characterization of the emitted light. The major responsibility is to carry out the research. There is no teaching involved.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Photonics or similar. The degree should generally not be older than three years.

Your recent publications and PhD thesis should be relevant to the field described in this advertisement. Experience with Quantum optics, Non-classical light sources, 2d-material research and/or Microfabrication is considered a merit.

The applicant shall be self-propelled with a strong driving force to pursue excellent experimental research. The applicant shall excel both in collaborative team research as well as in independent work. Fluency in English is a requirement.Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190164 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

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.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand 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?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 20 April, 2019

Dr. Witlef Wieczorek, Assistant Professor, MC2/QTLab

Associate Professor Saroj Dash, MC2/QDP



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