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University of Calgary
Postdoctoral Scholar position - Quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics, quantum technology
University of Calgary
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Postdoctoral Scholar position - Quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics, quantum technology

Area: Quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics, quantum technology

Duration: 2 years            

Start date: January 1, 2019 (negotiable)

Salary: 50,000 – 60,000 CAD / year + benefits

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantum Nanophotonics.

Job Description:

Two postdoctoral positions are available for projects demonstrating diamond nanophotonic and optomechanical technologies for applications in quantum information processing and sensing, including but not limited to quantum transduction, quantum memory, wavelength translation, and spin-photon entanglement.

These projects will leverage and further develop photonic devices fabricated from high quality single crystal diamond material by members of Prof. Paul Barclay's Quantum Nanophtonics Lab, which have led to recent demonstrations of multimode optomechanical processes (wide bandwidth wavelength conversion), coherent photon-phonon coupling (optomechanical EIT) and nonlinear nanomechanic phenomena. Efforts to incorporate coupling between these devices and diamond spins (e.g. NV and SiV centres) in order to implement quantum information processing devices are on-going and will be a major focus of the successful candidate’s research project.

The positions will be supported by access to state of the art equipment and nanofabrication facilities, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the setup of a newly funded ($2-3M) quantum transduction and networking lab. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be nominated for a University of Calgary Eyes High award.


Candidates should have experience in one or more of the following areas: nanofabrication, quantum emitter spectroscopy (e.g. quantum dots, NV centres, cold atoms), quantum material processing (annealing, implantation), or nanophotonic device design and experiment. Quantum optics experiment, cryogenics/low-T experiment, microwave circuit design and operation and NEMS device experience is also desirable.

Interested candidates should email their CV, statement of interests/cover letter, and contact information for two references to Prof. Paul Barclay - pbarclay@ucalgary.ca

Additional lab information can be found at http://barclaylab.ucalgary.ca

About the Quantum Nanophotonics Lab

The Quantum Nanophotonics Lab at the University of Calgary is an experimental physics laboratory with a focus on diamond photonics, quantum optomechanics, and nonlinear optics. Research in the lab involves device design, fabrication and experimental demonstration, and has been published in top journals including Physical Review X, Nature Nanotechnology, Optica, and Nano Letters.

The research group is part of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary, and also operates a lab at the NRC Nanotechnology Research Centre (formerly called the National Institute for Nanotechnology) in Edmonton Alberta, where group members have access to world class nanofabrication facilities.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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