Open Positions

Position in Quantum Physics and Distributed Computing

The Quantum Correlations group led by Prof. Nicolas Brunner and The Distributed computing group from ETH led by Prof. R. Wattenhofer are inviting motivated people to apply for open position in joint project between Geneva and Zürich.

Applications can be sent by email to yuwang@ethz.ch and marcolivier.renou@unige.ch.

PhD and Post-doc positions in ''Creation and storage of many-atom entangled states in crystals''

The Quantum Repeater and Memory group led by Dr. Mikael Afzelius and Prof. Nicolas Gisin is inviting motivated people to apply for several open PhD and post-doc position.

The candidates will work on the creation and long-duration storage of many-atom entangled states in rare-earth-ion doped crystals. An important goal of the project is to develop novel techniques for performing quantum non-demolition (QND) measurements of rare-earth spins in crystals, based on the interaction between light and spins.

We seek a post-doc and a PhD student with a strong background in coherent light-matter interactions/spectroscopy and quantum optics. Past experiences in spin-squeezing of atomic vapours will be highly appreciated. Hired candidates will have access to state-of- the-art facilities and may participate in multi-national, large-scale collaborative projects. PhD student candidates should hold the equivalence of a European Masters diploma in Physics. A PhD degree takes about 4 years to obtain at University of Geneva. Post-doc candidates should hold a PhD degree in Physics in a relevant field.

Applications can be sent by email to mikael.afzelius@unige.ch. A complete application should include a CV, a short description of research interests, a list of courses (with grades) and at least two recommendation letters or the names of at least two potential referees and their relationship to the candidate.

PhD Positions in Quantum Communication

The Quantum Repeater and Memory group led by Dr. Mikael Afzelius and Prof. Nicolas Gisin is inviting motivated people to apply for several open experimental PhD positions.

The candidates will work on the realization of state-of-the-art long-lived quantum memories for single photons based on rare-earth-ion doped crystals and the generation of entanglement between photons and rare-earth ions for quantum repeaters. The Group of Applied Physics has established itself as one of the leading laboratories in quantum memory/repeater research, with a specialty in developing solid-state light-matter interfaces at the quantum level. Research students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and may participate in multi-national, large-scale collaborative projects.

We seek bright and motivated international graduate students, with a strong background in coherent light-matter interactions/spectroscopy and quantum optics. The students should hold the equivalence of a European Masters diploma. A PhD degree takes about 4 years to obtain at University of Geneva.

Applications can be sent by email to mikael.afzelius@unige.ch. A complete application should include a CV, a short description of research interests, a list of courses (with grades) and at least two recommendation letters or the names of at least two potential referees and their relationship to the candidate.