Positions

Positions in the Quantum Cloud Lab

Qualified and motivated applicants for graduate or postdoc positions are always welcome to contact Daniel Oblak for information on current opportunities and potental projects in the lab. For guidelines on graduate student applications please refer to The Department of Physics web-page on graduate studies. For specific postdoc and staff opportunities please see below.

International undergraduate students can apply for a MITACS Globalink internship. “The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.” The 2018 deadline is September 19th. For more information visit the MITACS website.

More exchange opportunities from MITACS available. Visit the MITACS website for an overview.

Information about awards for graduate students can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website and for postdoctoral scholars on the Postdoc Office website.

Postdoc in quantum networks with focus on rare-earth ion doped materials

Duration: Two years with extension subject to performance

Start Date: 1 October 2019; start date negotiable

Salary: Based on qualifications a salary range of $54,000 to $58,000 CAD/year plus benefits will be considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in quantum networks with focus on rare-earth ion doped materials. The position is supported by the Quantum Alberta Quantum Networks Project and the Alberta Economic Development Trade and Tourism’s Major Innovation Fund project on Quantum Technologies.

Job Description: The postdoctoral scholar will focus on developing rare-earth ion materials based components for quantum networks.  A significant part of the project involves development of an efficient quantum memory. The postdoc will work in the Quantum Cloud Lab (www.qcloudlab.com) under supervision of Daniel Oblak.  The postdoc is expected to present research advances in Institute seminars, workshops, conferences, internal project reports and in refereed journal and conference publications.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent, demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and have an excellent research track record in quantum information or related discipline. Experience with photonics and/or free-space optical links, solid-state materials, and significant breadth of scientific knowledge are highly desirable.

Application details: Applications, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitæ and contact information for three referees must be submitted as a single pdf file emailed to Daniel Oblak at doblak@ucalgary.ca with the subject line “Postdoc Application: Quantum Cloud Lab – Memory”.

Application Deadline: Until suitable applicant is found.