School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Quantum Nano Photonics group at KTH is inviting applications for a postdoc position in the field of quantum photonics at the single photon level. You will work in an international team to develop quantum photonic devices and instruments operating at the single photon level. You will be involved in European and international projects and will collaborate with leading research groups. The work will include optical measurements, optical instruments conception, assembly, validation and data analysis. You will be part of a team developing a quantum spectrometer to acquire spectra, time resolved data and photon correlations. You will also develop a bright source of entangled photons at telecom frequencies to enable new applications in quantum sensing. Demonstrations of the new quantum sensing techniques will involve optical microscopy and lidar at the single photon level.

This postdoc position will be a part of the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology, WACQT. WACQT is committed to promoting career development, diversity and gender equality through networking and supporting activities.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • A well-equipped laboratory for quantum optics experiments at cryogenic temperatures.
  • Access to a state-of-the-art nanofabrication laboratory.
  • Strong collaborations with world leading research groups in the field.
  • A multidisciplinary environment where nanoscale quantum photonics devices are developed and implemented in a wide field of applications.
  • Access to a deployed quantum communication network.

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Research expertise in the field of quantum optics.
  • Experience with optical measurements at the single photon level.
  • Experience with design and assembly of quantum optics experimental setups.
  • Demonstrated abilty to generate high quality scientifc output in the field of quantum optics and quantum technology.
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Experience with optical measurements at the single photon level.
  • International experience.
  • Experience with supervision of students.
  • Experience with lab programming (Python or equivalent).
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page long.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2024-0483
  • Val Zwiller,
Published 04.Apr.2024
Last application date 03.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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