University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

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Position ID:UofC-PME-POSTDOC4 [#24192]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher - Quantum Optics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Materials Chemistry
Quantum Optics
Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/01/19, finished 2024/01/20, listed until 2023/07/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago and Nanoscience and Technology Division (NST) at Argonne National Laboratory, with a focus on optical spectroscopic characterization of semiconductor quantum materials for solid-state qubit applications. The position is funded for one year and renewable for up to three years (subject to available funding and performance evaluation).

We are seeking independent and creative candidates to join our multidisciplinary research team. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a strong track record. He/she will be responsible for conducting research related to molecular engineering of semiconductor quantum materials with the goal of optimizing their electronic structures and optical properties. The successful candidate will perform advanced spectroscopic studies of the materials in magnetic and/or microwave fields at cryogenic temperatures. Candidates with strong background in quantum optics, nanophotonics, and cavity quantum electrodynamics are highly encouraged to apply. The selected individual will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and gain in-depth knowledge of the research frontiers in the fields of quantum materials and quantum optics. He/she will also have the opportunity to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs.

Required knowledge and skills: • A strong background in quantum optics, nanophotonics, or magneto-optical spectroscopy is preferred. • Hands-on experience with low dimensional semiconductor materials and their processing is desired but not required. • Knowledge of RF/microwave device design and measurement is a plus. • Previous experience in conducting measurements at cryogenic temperatures is a plus. • Experience with semiconductor or spintronic materials is beneficial is but not required. • Knowledge of nanofabrication and the related simulation tools (COMSOL, FDTD etc.), as well as programing languages such as LabVIEW, Python, Matlab is desired. • Excellent written and oral communication as well as data analysis skills. • Strong skills in collaboration and ability to work independently.

Education: A PhD degree completed within the last three years or soon to be completed in physics, chemistry, material science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and addresses of three professional references.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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