Postdoctoral Scholar Position in University of Calgary, Canada

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Calgary, Canada invites application for Postdoctoral Scholar position from for eligible and interested candidates 

About- The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines.

The Quantum Nanophotonics Lab at the University of Calgary is an experimental physics laboratory with a focus on diamond photonics, quantum optomechanics, and nonlinear optics. Research in the lab involves device design, fabrication and experimental demonstration, and has been published in top journals including Physical Review X, Nature Nanotechnology, Optica, and Nano Letters.

The research group is part of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary, and also operates a lab at the NRC Nanotechnology Research Centre (formerly called the National Institute for Nanotechnology) in Edmonton Alberta, where group members have access to world class nanofabrication facilities.

Research/Job Area- Quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics, quantum technology

Location- University of Calgary, Canada

Eligibility/Qualification– Candidates should have experience in one or more of the following areas: nanofabrication, quantum emitter spectroscopy (e.g. quantum dots, NV centres, cold atoms), quantum material processing (annealing, implantation), or nanophotonic device design and experiment. Quantum optics experiment, cryogenics/low-T experiment, microwave circuit design and operation and NEMS device experience is also desirable.

Job/Position Description- Two postdoctoral positions are available for projects demonstrating diamond nanophotonic and optomechanical technologies for applications in quantum information processing and sensing, including but not limited to quantum transduction, quantum memory, wavelength translation, and spin-photon entanglement.

These projects will leverage and further develop photonic devices fabricated from high quality single crystal diamond material by members of Prof. Paul Barclay’s Quantum Nanophtonics Lab, which have led to recent demonstrations of multimode optomechanical processes (wide bandwidth wavelength conversion), coherent photon-phonon coupling (optomechanical EIT) and nonlinear nanomechanic phenomena. Efforts to incorporate coupling between these devices and diamond spins (e.g. NV and SiV centres) in order to implement quantum information processing devices are on-going and will be a major focus of the successful candidate’s research project.

Area:  Quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics, quantum technology

Duration:  2 years

Start Date:  January 1, 2019 (negotiable)

Salary:  $55,000/year + benefits

The positions will be supported by access to state of the art equipment and nanofabrication facilities, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the setup of a newly funded ($2-3M) quantum transduction and networking lab. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be nominated for a University of Calgary Eyes High award.

How to Apply- Interested candidates should email their CV, statement of interests/cover letter, and contact information for two references to Prof. Paul Barclay at [email protected].

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