A 2-year postdoc position on Integrated Photonics for Security.

A 2-year postdoc position on Integrated Photonics for Security.

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12 Feb 14 Apr Enschede

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Join our dynamic team on the forefront of innovation! We're seeking a talented postdoc candidate to lead groundbreaking research in low-loss silicon nitride integrated photonics for security applications. Dive into the world of nanofabrication in UT's cutting-edge Nanolab, where you'll craft waveguides, analyze results, and showcase proof-of-principle demonstrations in the captivating realm of quantum optics.

Your home base? The Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) chair at the prestigious MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, nestled within the vibrant University of Twente. Under the guidance of Prof. Pepijn Pinkse, you'll be part of a collaborative environment, closely working with colleagues in the integrated photonics program.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have a PhD degree in Physics and a solid background in integrated photonics, (quantum) optics.
  • You have a good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment.
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • An excellent command of English.
  • You are a teamplayer.

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time position for two years, and the flexibility to work (partially) from home.
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 3.877,- to a maximum of € 5.090,-.
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 232 leave hours in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full-time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus.
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid).
  • Excellent career support and courses for your professional and personal development.


Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) combines adaptive methods to counteract or even exploit disorder in nanophotonic systems in combination with quantum states of light. Within AQO, we employ adaptive systems designed to compensate for fluctuations and randomness inherent in nanophotonic structures. Whether exploring natural or artificial multiple-scattering photonic media or engineered nanophotonic structures, we strive to uncover the underlying principles that govern their behavior.

AQO stands as a beacon at the intersection of quantum optics, nanooptics, and security, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3877—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1657


University of Twente (UT)

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