Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Quantum Machines Unit

Position ID:Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University-Quantum Machines Unit-RFMAGTRAP [#16444]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Magnetic Quantum Trapping
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Onna-son, Onna-son 904-0495, Japan
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Experiment, Engineering, Experimental Physics, Experimental Solid State, Mesoscopic Physics/Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Optics and Photonics, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Quantum Sensors, RF Engineering, Superconducing Quantum Circuits, Superconductivity, ultracold quantum gases
Appl Deadline:2020/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/06/13)
Position Description:    

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There are several openings for Experimental/Engineering Postdoctoral Researchers in the newly established Quantum Machines Unit (QMU), at the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST).

The Quantum Machines Unit seeks to develop hybrid quantum devices – where different types of quantum technologies are married together to build devices with unique functionality e.g. quantum sensors, quantum interfaces, probing the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, novel quantum computing architectures etc.  The Unit is focused on developing experimental quantum technology based on the preparation of quantum states of motion using magnetic levitation of small objects in vacuum. Such levitated nanoparticles may prove useful for the investigation of macroscopic Schrodinger Cats – which are useful for precision sensing and probing the fundamental links between gravity and quantum mechanics.

This Unit is headed by Prof Jason Twamley and will begin operation in OIST from mid-2020. The Unit will operate with close communications between the theory and experimental sub-teams and Postdoctoral Researchers will be given the opportunity to assist in the education and training of PhD students, Rotation students and Intern students. 

Applicants are sought with suitable expertise include backgrounds related to: cyrogenic/low temperature engineering OR vacuum physics/engineering OR photonic engineering OR electronic engineering OR fabrication and related.

These experimental posts are for two-years with the possibility of renewal.

To read more about the group and posts available surf to:

Interested engineering/experimental candidates should email a CV, Cover Letter, BSc, MSc, PhD certificates, and details of 3 referees to

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Contact: Prof Jason Twamley
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Prof J Twamley
Quantum Machines Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, JAPAN
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