Positions

The Quantum Technologies group is part of the Applied Physics Department at the University of Geneva, which enjoys a high reputation internationally and is excellently equipped for performing world-class research. We have active collaborations with the international research community, and locally are home to a network of research groups also working on quantum memories and repeaters, macroscopic quantum systems, non-locality and entanglement, quantum thermodynamics, quantum optics theory, and biophotonics. We offer a highly attractive research environment and salaries according to Swiss standards.

PhD

We are always seeking outstanding candidates looking for PhD positions. Our group is exploring and developing quantum technologies such as photon sources and single photon detectors, and their application in quantum communication ranging from applied to more fundamental perspectives, as well as emerging cross-disciplinary applications. The candidates must have a completed masters degree in physics or related disciplines with excellent grades, be highly motivated, and enjoy working in an international team.

PhD Applications: Candidates should send an e-mail with a CV and motivation letter to either Hugo Zbinden or Rob Thew. Please also include 2-3 people who may be contacted to provide recommendation letters.

Post-Doc

Postdoctoral position in experimental quantum communication

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Geneva in the Quantum Technologies group led by Rob Thew and Hugo Zbinden.

The position will span experimental quantum optics, Integrated photonics, quantum communication and networking. Specifically, assisting with the supervision of PhD and Masters students and the day to day running of several projects. A key focus of these projects will be multipartite and multi-photon entangled systems, Device-independent-Inspired protocols, photonic sources and quantum frequency conversion for complex quantum networks. The certification of these technologies, protocols and systems will be an integral part of the work.

The applicant is expected to hold a relevant PhD and have excellent communication skills, with experience in paper writing and conference presentations, as well as being capable of working closely with collaborators, both in theory and experiment. The salary is commensurate with living costs in Switzerland, starting at CHF73,000 gross per year.

The quantum technologies group is part of a dynamic and highly collaborative quantum initiative at the University of Geneva, with close collaborations with the group of Mikael Afzelius working on experimental quantum memories and repeaters, as well as Nicolas Brunner’s Quantum Correlations group. We also have close collaborations with the company ID Quantique for a wide variety of activities and technology transfer projects.

Inquiries and applications should be sent by email to Hugo Zbinden and Rob Thew. Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, and the names of three people who may be contacted to provide recommendation letters.

Masters

We are always happy to hear from students interested in doing their Masters in any of our research areas. Places are limited so it is advised to contact either Hugo Zbinden or Rob Thew in the first instance to check availability.

Internships

We are also happy to hear from students interested in doing an internship in any of our research areas. Places are limited so it is advised to contact either Hugo Zbinden or Rob Thew in the first instance to check availability.

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