PhD student in quantum optics / condensed matter physics

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    University of Warsaw
    PhysicsComputational physics
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    19/12/2019 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented Ph.D. student willing to join the international team undertaking the "First Team" research project entitled Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies, funded by the Foundation for Polish Science. The international project aims at research in the field of theoretical condensed matter as well as theoretical and experimental quantum optics. The research will be carried out in international collaboration with groups from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and the University of Paderborn (Germany), with support from companies: Raith, Airbus Defence and Space, GMV Innovating Solutions, Lambda System and Semicon. The team is hosted by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw. 

Institution: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Project leader: Dr. habil. Magdalena Stobińska

Project title: Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies

Project is carried out within the “First Team” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description: Quantum technologies enable solutions providing e.g. unconditionally secure information transfer or ultrasensitive detectors. They use entanglement, superposition and interactions at a single quanta level. Time-frequency integrated quantum optics is ideally suited for these tasks: flexible, scalable, robust to losses, offers high control of single photons. Its potential has not yet been explored. In this project, we plan to build high-quality random number generator and nanodevices based on graphene plasmons. To this end, we will advance the platform, producing pure spectrally-shaped single photons. Its features will allow to surpass the present technology to produce true randomness and study photon-plasmon interactions in 2D nanomaterials. Additional training will be provided by top specialists in integrated optics: the University of Paderborn and the University of Oxford.


  1. Possibility to work and study in a motivating environment in a worldwide recognized research institution
  2. Participation in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in collaboration with leading universities
  3. Enrollment in the programme of Ph. D. studies at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  4. Possibility to acquire new unique skills from senior researchers, project partners and experts
  5. Participation in conferences and summer schools
  6. Building broad skills useful for the future career in academia and R&D departments
  7. Strong support for ambitious ideas and self-development
  8. Good remuneration

Selection process

  1. A copy of a university diploma confirming master degree in physics
  2. Recommendation letter from previous scientific supervisor; additional recommendation letters (e.g. from student’s organizations, other senior researchers) are welcome
  3. Scientific curriculum vitae, focusing on achievements relevant for Ph. D. studies (e.g. previous participation in scientific activities, collaborations, internships, stipends, publications, scientific interests)
  4. Motivational letter stating why the candidate is willing to participate in this research project
  5. Optional: a copy of a document certifying candidate’s knowledge of English

The required documents must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to magdalena.stobinska@gmail.com. The recruitment committee will interview selected candidates before making the final decision. The candidates should be able to deliver original copies of the documents on demand. The final decision will be announced to the candidates as soon as the Foundation for Polish Science accepts the recruitment results. 

Please note that recommendation letters should be directly sent by the supervisor/senior scientists/organizations to magdalena.stobinska@gmail.com rather that delivered by the candidate.

Additional comments

Position in the project: Ph. D. student

Job type: Stipend

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 4500 PLN, tax-free (ca. 1100 EUR)

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Wymagania oferty

    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Good


  1. Completed master studies in physics, preferably with specialization in quantum optics and/or condensed matter
  2. Ambitious hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development
  3. Numerical programming practice, basic knowledge of mathematical tools (e.g. Matlab or Wolfram Mathematica) and general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype)
  4. Practical knowledge of English (B level or above)
  5. Ability to work collaboratively
  6. Mobility (ability to travel within the EU and worldwide)

Szczególne wymagania

Key responsibilities:

  1. Performing theoretical research under supervision of the principal investigator
  2. Developing numerical software and performing computations
  3. Participation in a training provided by the project partners (in Germany and the United Kingdom)
  4. Studying literature on a regular basis
  5. Managing research notes, preparation of publications and conference posters
  6. Participation in junior conferences and schools
  7. Preparation of a Ph. D. thesis
  8. Reporting

Work location(s)
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