Physicist, Mathematician (f/m/x)

The DLR Institute of Quantum Technologies in Ulm aims to develop precision instruments for space applications based on quantum technologies and to bring them to prototype maturity together with industry. It thus provides a bridge between fundamental research and industry. Together with the DLR-Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing in Hannover and the Galileo Competence Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, the institute in Ulm has a pioneering role in these research and application fields. The research work of its four core departments Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information and Communication, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Control of Charged Matter Waves is complemented and supported by the three cross-sectional departments Quantum Engineering, Integration of Micro- and Nanosystems and Theoretical Quantum Physics. The institute is interdisciplinary in nature: Theoretical fundamental research and experimental tests meet engineering implementation.

The department of quantum information and -communication explores sources of quantum light and develops methods for their characterization. In the frame of basic research we study under the topic „photonic quantum emitters and their measurements“ non-classical light with the help of photon correlations, the measurement of which is possible via time-multiplexed detection of pulsed light. Work together with us on developing methods for examining the non-classicality of quantum light sources.

Your tasks:

  • You will be studying sources of non-classical light and exploring methods for their characterization via photon counting under our research topic “photonic quantum emitters and their measurements.“
  • You will design and carry out new experiments in our laboratories for example on the preparation of non-classical light and on the time-multiplexed detection of pulsed light.
  • You will develop methods for the recognition of non-classicality of complex optical states.
  • You will plan further scientific project alongside this research area and take part in the acquisition of third-party funding.
  • You will disseminate the scientific results to project partners and to other international actors within the discipline as well as present them in national and international conferences and meetings.
  • completed university degree (master or comparable) in the field of physics, mathematics, informatics or related field of study
  • solid understanding of quantum physics
  • practical skills in carrying out experiments
  • basic programming skills
  • very good IT skills
  • fluent spoken and written English 
  • ability to work in a team with scientists and technicians
  • ability to work independently
  • ideally profound knowledge in experimental physics, especially in quantum optics and photonics from previous research activity
  • profound knowledge in non-linear optics desirable
  • experience in programming e.g. python, mathematica or matlab is a plus
  • experience in practical laboratory work is of advantage
  • experience in data analysis and physical modelling desirable

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-04-28
Location: Germany, Ulm
Categories: informatics, Mathematician, Mathematics, Physicist, Physics, Programming, Quantum Physics,


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