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. We currently invite candidates for the following position:

Quantum Biophotonics: The successful candidate will work on developing an entangled photon pair source and single photon detection techniques for the study of biological systems and dynamics. This is part of the multidisciplinary project Quantum Vision at the University of Geneva, where we will collaborate with Medicine, Biochemistry, Biophotonics groups, with the goal of understanding quantum effects in biological systems, especially the vision process.

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

Together with the Biophotonics group here at the University of Geneva, we are currently seeking a Post-Doc to work on a new multidisciplinary project Quantum Vision at the University of Geneva, where we will collaborate with Medicine, Biochemistry groups with the goal of understanding quantum effects in biological systems (in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo), especially the vision process. Experience in spectroscopy or nonlinear optics and time-resolved techniques is advantageous. The successful candidate will work with 2 PhD students: one developing an entangled photon pair source and single photon detection techniques for the study of biological systems and dynamics. Another one working on the phase-sensitive control of the dynamics of molecules involved in the vision process using pulse-shaping techniques. 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

We are also frequently looking for post-docs interested in any of our research areas. Please contact either Hugo Zbinden or Rob Thew for more information.

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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