Doctoral Researcher / PhD Student (m/f/d) in Quantum Sensing & Magnetometry

Leibniz University Hannover
April 01, 2023
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The Institute of Solid State Physics, light & matter Group of Prof. Dr. Ilja Gerhardt, invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Researcher / PhD Student (m/f/d) in Quantum Sensing & Magnetometry (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 50 %) starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to 3 years.

The light & matter group in Hannover deals with high brightness single photon sources, atomic vapors, and quantum optics. These tools are used for fundamental Science, precision sensing and microscopy. This allows for novel concepts in nano-science and spectroscopy. We combine fundamental research with quantum technologies.

Your tasks

  • Setup of an atomic magnetometer which detects land mines and unexploded bombs
  • Implementation of an experimental setup, which works on a drone
  • Organizing glass blown vapor cells, lab work and supporting flight experiments
  • Participation in teaching activities
  • Your profile

  • Finished university science degree in physics or a related field
  • Extraordinary motivation and the will to dive into a variety of interdisciplinary topics
  • Eager to learn new things and apply critical thought to electronics, programming and quite some engineering
  • (Ideally) Experience in atomic magnetometry, electronics, programming and measurement techniques
  • Our offer

  • Perform work at the heart of quantum sensing
  • A highly sophisticated lab, with no shortage of interesting projects
  • A project, which starts in the lab, but will be used in the outside world
  • Fun lab environment, flexible working times
  • Open-minded and open-source ideas & flat organizational structure
  • A big joint venture, supported by industry
  • The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

    Please send your application with the usual documents (Letter of motivation, CV, grade transcripts, etc.) by April 1, 2023 to

    Email: [email protected]

    or alternatively via postal mail to:

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Festkörperphysik Appelstr. 2 30167 Hannover

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