Postdoctoral position in nanoscale quantum sensing with single spins, Basel University

The quantum-sensing group at the University of Basel is looking for outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral researcher position to join our ongoing experiments on Quantum sensing and magnetometry of strongly correlated electron systems. Interested candidates send their application including a CV, transcripts of all diploma and contact details of three references directly to . Applications received by Jan. 31 2017 will receive full consideration. Further information about the group can be found under and

Tenure track group leader Nanophotonics at AMOLF, Amsterdam

The research institute AMOLF (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is looking for a tenure-track group leader in the field of Nanophotonics, with emphasis on the fundamental physics aspects of optical interactions at the nanoscale. Candidates are advised to consult the full advertisement text ( ) for further information on the position, the stimulating environment that AMOLF offers, and the application procedure, and can consult either the institute director Prof. Huib Bakker  (), or the Department Head, Prof. Femius Koenderink ().

Available PhD positions at Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh in the field of quantum nanophotonics

Prospective students should have a first-class degree in a relevant discipline (Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science) and a strong interest in experimental research. Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is available to EU applicants only. Application deadline: 31th January 2017
Please send inquiries to Dr Cristian Bonato

Funded PhDs and postdoc in mechanical metamaterials

The quantum group at the University of Malta is seeking one or more PhD students and a post-doctoral researcher to work on the Horizon 2020 project HOT: Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies. Prospective PhD students should have a good background in quantum mechanics. Prospective post-doctoral researchers should have a PhD in a related field.

Applicants and are encouraged to contact André Xuereb for more information.
Two detailed PhD project descriptions can be viewed at: and
The detailed post-doctoral description can be viewed at:

Open Tenure-track position in Experimental Optics and Photonics at Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Possible subfields are biophotonics and/or applications in life sciences, new imaging techniques, new photonic materials, quantum optics and/or quantum technologies, spectroscopy and optical measurement techniques
The application deadline is November 14th, 2016.
More information at
Prof. Martti Kauranen ( Tel. +358-40-7733065)

PhD and PostDoc positions at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

At the Department of Physics, section for quantum physics and information technology (QPIT – Ulrik L. Andersen) we currently have two open positions (one PhD and one PostDoc) to work on a project towards a quantum-optical network with solid state spins and photons.
The application deadline for both positions is September 4.  More detailed information and applications at

Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva has open positions

for PhDs and Postdocs on the development of superconducting  nanowire single-photon detectors for quantum communication.

We are seeking motivated, resourceful and creative candidates to join our efforts to develop novel and high-performance detectors based on superconducting nanowires. For details:
Please contact Félix Bussières ( or Hugo Zbinden (

Open PhD position: Single spins in silicon carbide for quantum technology at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

The  Institute  of  Photonics  and  Quantum  Sciences  at  Heriot  Watt, would like to recruit motivated students to join a newly-established  team  at  Heriot-Watt  University.  Prospective  students should  have  a  first-class  degree  in  a  relevant  discipline  (Physics, Electrical  Engineering,  Materials  Science)  and  a  strong  interest  in experimental research. The studentship comes with a standard ESPRC stipend  of  £14,296  per  annum  for  a  period  of  three  years.  Due  to funding restrictions, the studentship is available to EU applicants only.
The multidisciplinary nature of this project will give the successful applicant the possibility to gain experience in different fields, such as semiconductor physics, quantum optics, nano-photonics, magnetic resonance, nanofabrication.

Please contact Dr Cristian Bonato ( for further information.
Application deadline: 30th  June 2016.

Call for applications for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award – Deadline 31 July

With the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering promising young researchers from all over the world attractive career prospects in Germany. Junior research talents of all disciplines from abroad are given the opportunity to establish working groups of their own at German research institutions. Outstandingly qualified junior academics of all disciplines from abroad who completed their doctorate less than six years ago are eligible to apply for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. It is also possible to submit applications immediately after finishing one’s doctoral studies. Six awards are expected to be granted. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2016.

Details of the application procedure can be found on our website at:

For individual questions, you are also welcome to contact .

Four PhD projects in Experimental and Theoretical Nanophotonics

At the Department of Photonics Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark, we have four open PhD positions in Nanophotonics. The projects are part of the Centre of Excellence NATEC (“NAnophotonics for TErabit Communications”).

With the present call we wish to expand our activities within the following topics:

  • Fabrication and basic characterization of novel nanophotonic structures with electrical control
  • Experimental investigations of novel types of nanolasers, e.g. quantum dot lasers based on Fano resonances
  • Experimental investigations of ultrafast dynamics and pulse propagation in active photonic crystal structures with quantum dots
  • Theory of superradiance and quantum noise in few-emitter lasers

More information and a link to apply online can be found here.  The application deadline is April 1st, 2016.