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Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Optics / Photonics

Aalto University

Location: Espoo - Finland
Salary: €3,600 to €3,800
£3,036.60 to £3,205.30 converted salary* per month, depending on your experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th February 2020
Closes: 31st March 2020

The Micro and Quantum Systems group is looking for a


Your task will be to participate in creating quantum optics experiments. The main project is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting field for a variety of applications in quantum communications, sensing and imaging. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. Motivated candidates with a strong background in theoretical quantum mechanics will also be considered. The chosen person can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding of M.Sc. students.

‍Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group (, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center (, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your background
You have a doctoral degree in physics, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, or related topics.

Salary and contract terms
The position will be initially filled for 1-4 years. The starting salary is 3600-3800€/month, depending on your experience and qualifications. We would prefer your start during the spring of 2020, yet this can also be negotiated.

More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at)

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by March 31, 2020.‍ We will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately upon receiving the applications.

About Aalto University and Finland
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Espoo, Finland. Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. About living in Finland, please see: 

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