PhD position for Ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides for quantum delay lines.

PhD position for Ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides for quantum delay lines.

Published Deadline Location
12 Feb 31 Mar Enschede

Job description

We are looking for a enthusiastic PhD candidate to work on ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides for quantum delay lines. You will develop, optimise and apply nanofabrication techniques to make these waveguides in the UT’s Nanolab, analyse the results and make proof-of-principle demonstrations in the domain of quantum optics. Your home base will be within the Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) chair in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente.Your supervisor will be Prof. Pepijn Pinkse (AQO).

We work closely together with our colleagues in the integrated photonics program.

Specifications

University of Twente (UT)

Requirements

  • An enthusiastic and highly motivated research attitude.
  • You have a master’s degree in Physics with a background in integrated photonics, (quantum) optics or related areas.
  • English writing and presentation skills.
  • You have a good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment.
  • You are a teamplayer.

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
  • 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 € 2.770,- (first year) to € 3.539,- (fourth year).
  • 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.
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School of the University of Twente where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision.

Department

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 behaviour.

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.

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 31 and should include:
  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, and motivations to apply for this position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications.
  • An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Prof dr. Pepijn Pinkse, p.w.h.pinkse@utwente.nl.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1655

Employer

University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Mar 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).