Postdoctoral Position in Microscopic Modeling of Non-classical Light Generation in 2D Materials

Chalmers University of Technology has an opening postdoc position in material sciences. This position is available for three years in the first instance. All candidates regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply before April 20, 2019.

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Information about the project

This theoretical project deals with the development of non-classical light sources based on 2D materials. Non-classical light sources are key for a diverse range of quantum technologies, ranging from quantum communication over quantum imaging to photonic quantum computing. Recently, single photon emission has been observed in atomically thin 2D materials, such as WSe2. This unexpected discovery makes these materials attractive for developing novel non-classical light sources based on the remarkable properties of 2D materials. The goal of the present project is to microscopically understand and control single-photon emission and entanglement of photons in atomically thin 2D materials and related van der Waals heterostructures.

The position focuses on establishing a theoretical approach based on the density matrix formalism for the fully quantum-mechanical description of exciton formation, capture and photoluminescence from localized states. The role of disorder and strain will be investigated as well as possibilities for entangled photons. The goal is to establish room-temperature single-photon emission. The project is theoeretical in nature, however with a close collaboration with the experimental groups of Witlef Wieczorek and Saroj Dash (Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, MC2). The project is placed in the Condensed Matter Theory Division at the Department of Physics and is strongly integrated in the Excellence Initiative Nano at Chalmers.

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Major responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated and outstanding candidate for the postdoctoral position. We expect from the candidate to show initiative by proactively developing and contributing with own research ideas within the advertised project. The major responsibility is to carry out the research. There is no teaching involved.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree inphysics,optics, nanoscience, or a related subject area. The degree should generally not be older than three years. The recent publications and PhD thesis should be relevant to the field described in this advertisement. The applicant should already have experience with many-particle physics, quantum mechanics, second quantization and numerical evaluation of complex systems of differential equations in C or similar. The applicant shall be self-propelled with a strong driving force to pursue excellent theoretical research. The applicant shall excel both in collaborative team research as well as in independent work and should be fluent in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190168 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 20 April, 2019

Prof. Dr. Ermin Malic,

Deadline: April 20, 2019
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