Postdoc in Experimental Nanophotonics

Wednesday 19 Jun 19

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The Nanophotonics Section at the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, performs fundamental and applied research in modern topics of nanophotonics. This includes fundamental light-matter interaction in nanostructures, nanolasers, quantum devices, and integrated photonics. The research is experimental as well as theoretical, and the Department has access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities, optical laboratories as well as high-performance computing facilities. The present project is funded by the Villum Foundation through the NATEC Centre of Excellence, focusing on “Nanophotonics for TErabit Communications”. 

The research field of the postdoc is experimental nanophotonics. Are you fascinated by ultrafast light-matter interaction in nanostructures? Do you like to use advanced laser techniques to look “behind the curtains” in order to understand the physics? Do you get triggered by new physical insights to think of new device possibilities? If so, you may just be the right person to join our team of experimentalists, nanofabrication experts and theoreticians. Our long-term mission is to contribute to the development of integrated photonic circuits by developing new technology and new device concepts. In the short-term, we are curiosity-driven, wanting to understand the fundamental physics that governs  nanoscale devices, and  to explore new device possibilities. In particular, we investigate the dynamics and nonlinear optics of structures where semiconductor quantum dots are embedded in photonic crystal line-defect waveguides and point-defect nanocavities. Such structures show a lot of promise for realizing nanolasers, ultrafast optical switches and devices for quantum technology.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main task will be experimental investigations of active semiconductor nanostructures.  Together with nanofabrication experts you will design new structures and devices and the experimental results will be interpreted in collaboration with theoreticians. A main goal is to perform measurements of the material and device dynamics on the 100-femtosecond timescale using optical pump-probe techniques.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, photonics or electrical engineering and have a solid background in experimental photonics. Interest and familiarity with theoretical modelling is a further advantage.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The duration of the postdoc position is two years, starting as soon as possible, with possibility for extension. The appointment will be based on the AC collective agreement with the Danish Confederation. The workweek is 37 hours, and the salary before taxes will be minimum DKK 34.080 per month excluding pension contribution, and DKK 39.900 per month including pension.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jesper Mørk, tel.: +45 2082 4576.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik and the relevant research group “Quantum and Laser Photonics”, headed by Professor Jesper Mørk, at
www.fotonik.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2019. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • One-page document expressing the main research interests of the applicant
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik is a department entirely dedicated to the science and applications of light. The department is among the international leaders within the area of photonics, covering the entire chain from fundamental physics to applications, e.g. within communications, integrated photonics and measurement technology.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.