Diamond Materials

Diamond Materials for Quantum Application

23. September 2014: The DFG research group FOR 1493 “Diamond Materials and Quantum Applications” goes into its second funding period. FOR1493 is a national research consortium funded by the Deutsche Forsch-ungsgemeinschaft.

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PhD thesis: Diamond-based quantum repeater for long-distance quantum communication

The 3rd physics institute in Stuttgart seeks two PhD candidates to join us in our efforts to realise a national quantum communication network based on photons and quantum repeaters in diamond. This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and in line with German quantum technologies roadmap. In strong collaboration with several other German research institutes and companies, the team in Stuttgart will set up a scalable quantum repeater based on colour defects in diamond and associated nuclear spins.

We encourage highly motivated PhD candidates to join us in this adventure.

You should apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Master degree in physics, electrical engineering or computer science.
  • Demonstrated track record in working in at least one research project.

Additionally, the following assets are considered as a plus:

  • Experience in programming with Python.
  • Knowledge in quantum information and quantum optics.
  • Knowledge in classical communication.

The 3rd physics institute offers you:

  • Working at a world-leading institute in quantum information.
  • Being part of the development of the future quantum internet.
  • Software and hardware development in collaboration with industries.

Starting date: As soon as possible.
Salary: 75 – 100% TVL-E13

To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter to Florian Kaiser or Mr. Wrachtrup

The single spin group at the Institute is inviting application of candidates for a postdoctoral position. The team pursues research in the area of spin quantum physics and quantum information processing at an internationally highly competitive level. The successful candidate should have a strong background in electron- and nuclear magnetic resonance. The contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with public service organizations (TVöD).

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup, Universität Stuttgart, 3. Physikal. Institut, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart.

The Volkmer Lab at the Institute is inviting applications for a Postdoc Position. The successful candidate will take part in a collaborative project that involves fundamental research on improving the detection sensitivity and chemical specificity of Coherent Raman Scattering microspectroscopy, as well as the realization of a variety of applications targeted at the noninvasive chemical mapping of live cells and tissue. The duration of this position is at first one year, with a possible one-year extension. The annual salary is according to E13 (German public service salary scale). More …

Dr. A. Volkmer, 3. Institute of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany.

The Volkmer Lab at the Institute is inviting applications for a Ph.D. Student Position. The group's research activities encompass single-molecule biophysics by means of advanced optical fluorescence microscopy and the non-invasive optical diagnostics of living cells and tissue by coherent Raman scattering (CRS) microspectroscopy. The suitable candidate should have a Diploma or an equivalent degree in Physics, Biophysics or Physical Chemistry with a solid knowledge in one of the following fields: single-molecule Biophysics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, or experimental quantum optics. A vital interest in interdisciplinary research with groups working in the Life Sciences is an asset. The payment for a duration of 36 months will be according to the German public service salary scale of E13/2.
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Dr. A. Volkmer, 3. Institute of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany.