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Job posted by IBM Research GmbH (04/04/2014 16.37)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Pre-Doc: Silicon nanophotonics

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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Ph.D. position in the area of silicon nanophotonics as part of the project cQOM – Cavity Quantum Optomechanics, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Union.

Description

The work involves simulation and design of highly miniaturized photonic devices, cleanroom processing at the limits of nanofabrication, laser-based optical characterization, and high-speed electronic measurements. Quantum physics in mesoscopic mechanical oscillators will be explored as well as novel non-linear effects occurring where light is confined to exceedingly small volumes, with the aim of developing novel device concepts.

The Ph.D. student will work in the Photonics group at IBM Research GmbH and be mentored by Dr. Paul Seidler, with Prof. Tobias Kippenberg at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (http://k-lab.epfl.ch) serving as Ph.D. advisor.

The successful candidate will enjoy an internationally competitive salary and work with collaborative and creative groups in an exclusive research environment.

The position is available immediately.

Requirements

• A Master's degree in engineering or physics
• An outstanding academic record
• Good communication and English language skills

Application is open to both EU and non-EU nationalities. As this is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, candidates are required not to have resided or carried out their main activity in Switzerland for more than 12 months during the past three years.

Preference will be given to applicants with at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Previous research experience in optics, numerical simulation or nanoscale fabrication would be beneficial.

How to apply

Please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for two references to Dr. Paul Seidler, mailto:pfs@zurich.ibm.com.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Optics
Engineering - Microengineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Benefits

Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us, you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


Requirements

Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Required Education Level
Degree Field Physics
Degree Field Engineering
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
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Application e-mail

pfs@zurich.ibm.com

Application Deadline

31/12/2014

Envisaged Job Starting Date

01/04/2014

Other job details
Job ID

33915085

Status

Negotiable

Country

SWITZERLAND

Type of Contract

Temporary

Company/Institute

IBM Research GmbH

City

Rüschlikon

Postal Code

8803

Street

Säumerstrasse 4

EU Research Framework Programme
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

H2020/Marie Curie Actions

Project's Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

cQOM

Company/Institute
IBM Research GmbH

Research Laboratory
Säumerstrasse 4
8803 - Rüschlikon
SWITZERLAND
email pfs@zurich.ibm.comhttp://www.zurich.ibm.com

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