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Position: Doctoral candidate for the development of a transportable optical clock
Institution: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Location: Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
Duties: In the “Quantum Logic Spectroscopy” research group, we work on precision spectroscopy of trapped and laser-cooled atomic ions. To this end, we develop quantum computer-inspired techniques for the coherent manipulation of ions and their spectroscopy for applications such as high-precision optical atomic clocks; Development of compact optical setups with automated optimization of the operating parameters; Integration of the development results into the operation of a transportable Al quantum logic clock; Participation in the automation of the clock for continuous operation and its characterization; Participation in the realization of measurement campaigns of the clock outside a laboratory environment for height difference measurements in geodesy; More detailed information about the project and the job advertisement can be found on our homepage
Requirements: You have completed your university studies in physics (diploma/master’s) with a very good degree; You are interested in developing and performing high-precision experiments; You have a high level of commitment, an ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn; You are a strong team player with excellent communication skills; You have a very good knowledge of the English language (written and spoken); knowledge of German is an advantage; Having a good knowledge of atomic physics, quantum optics, laser cooling, laser spectroscopy or related fields is an advantage; You must have the physical ability to work in a laboratory and perform experiments at external sites
   
Text: Doctoral candidate for the development of a transportable optical clock (21-323-QUEST) Wednesday, 14. July 2021 The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the national metrology institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy, and science. The QUEST Institute for Experimental Quantum Metrology is a joint institution of Leibniz University Hannover and PTB Braunschweig. The following position is to be filled at the QUEST Institute at the earliest possible date, initially for a limited period of three years: Doctoral candidate for the development of a transportable optical clock Remuneration Group 13 TVöD Bund (85 %) ○ fixed-term contract The place of work is Hanover. Your tasks: In the “Quantum Logic Spectroscopy” research group, we work on precision spectroscopy of trapped and laser-cooled atomic ions. To this end, we develop quantum computer-inspired techniques for the coherent manipulation of ions and their spectroscopy for applications such as high-precision optical atomic clocks. Development of compact optical setups with automated optimization of the operating parameters Integration of the development results into the operation of a transportable Al quantum logic clock Participation in the automation of the clock for continuous operation and its characterization Participation in the realization of measurement campaigns of the clock outside a laboratory environment for height difference measurements in geodesy More detailed information about the project and the job advertisement can be found on our homepage . Your profile: You have completed your university studies in physics (diploma/master’s) with a very good degree You are interested in developing and performing high-precision experiments You have a high level of commitment, an ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn You are a strong team player with excellent communication skills You have a very good knowledge of the English language (written and spoken); knowledge of German is an advantage Having a good knowledge of atomic physics, quantum optics, laser cooling, laser spectroscopy or related fields is an advantage You must have the physical ability to work in a laboratory and perform experiments at external sites We offer: An excellent research environment with access to PTB’s unique infrastructure Hands-on training in modern experimental techniques in laser and quantum physics and active participation in the development of experiments at the forefront of quantum physics research Opportunity to present scientific results at international conferences We support research trips abroad in cooperation with our international partners You will find further information related to this position at the QUEST Institute and by contacting: Prof. Dr. P. O. Schmidt, phone: 49 (0)531 592 4700, email: piet.schmidt (at) ptb . de or Dr. S. Hannig, phone: 49 (0)531 592-4705, email: stephan.hannig (at) ptb . de . PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women. Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life. Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude. Please use our online application form Alternatively, you can post your application to us at the following address: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Referat “Personal” Reference number 21-323-QUEST Bundesallee 100 38116 Braunschweig Germany Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via email. Applications can be submitted from 16 June 2021 until 14 July 2021. Back
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