Physicist (f/m/x)


The aim of the DLR Institute of Quantum Technologies in Ulm is to develop precision instruments for space applications based on quantum technologies. These devices are then turned into prototypes in close cooperation with industry. The institute thus provides a bridge between fundamental research and industry. Together with the DLR-Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing in Hanover and the Galileo Competence Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, the institute in Ulm plays a pioneering role in applied quantum technologies. It consists of the four core departments Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information and Communication, Quantum Nanophysics, and Quantum Control of Charged Matter Waves, which are complemented by three cross-sectional departments.

These focus on Quantum Engineering, Integration of Micro- and Nanosystems, and Theoretical Quantum Physics. The institute works in an interdisciplinary way, where fundamental theoretical research and experimental tests meet engineering.
Within the Department of Quantum Nanophysics, we design, realize, and evaluate innovative concepts for earth- and space-based quantum sensors. In this context, we are seeking a researcher experienced in the area of experimental Rydberg physics to work on electromagnetic field sensors. The focus of the position is set on the development of new measurement techniques, prototyping, and the miniaturization of the devices.

The candidate researcher will take a key role in the realization of the project and the communication with external partners from industry and academia.
Your responsibilities

  • develop novel quantum sensors based on Rydberg atoms to measure electric and magnetic fields
  • take a leading role in the design and realization of experimental setups and their miniaturization 
  • work independently on projects and provide mentorship to junior staff members including students
  • document the scientific results and present them in scientific journals as well as national and international conferences
  • take a central role in the communication with partners from other DLR institutes, industry, and academia
  • lead or contribute to competitive proposal developments
  • university degree (master or comparable) in physics
  • PhD in experimental physics and several years of work experience in the field of experimental quantum physics
  • broad knowledge and background in experimental atomic physics 
  • ability to work within a team of scientists and technicians
  • fluent in written and oral English
  • experience and knowledge in project management
  • direct knowledge and track record of experimental Rydberg physics
  • expertise in the designing of space-based experiments
  • experience in technology transfer and cooperation with industry
  • excellent communications skill and experience in the supervision of students
  • good track record of significant scientific journal publications

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: 2023-05-10
Location: Germany, Ulm
Categories: Experimental Physics, atomic physics, Experimental skills, PhD, Physicist, Physics, project engineer, Quantum Physics,


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