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Reference : UMR8501-THILAH-001
Workplace : PALAISEAU
Date of publication : Friday, January 14, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : From 2 743,70€ to 3 161,13 € gross per month, depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Laboratory name: Laboratoire Charles Fabry (LCF), UMR 8501
Description of the team: The “Quantum Optics / Atoms” team of LCF conducts experimental research using atoms trapped in optical tweezers, in view of applications in quantum simulation. The candidate will develop a new-generation experimental setup, funded by an ERC advanced grant.
The activities of the team focus on the experimental realization, using neutral atoms, of synthetic quantum many-body systems with a high degree of control, to study quantum magnetism and topological matter. The candidate will supervise the development of a new-generation experimental setup (funded via an ERC advanced grant) using high-NA microscope objectives, and optimized for applying microwave pulses in view of engineering exotic spin Hamiltonians. He/she will supervise the work of the doctoral students on a daily basis, participate in the definition of the research objectives, the scientific production of the group (publications, conferences), and the applications for funding.
The candidate will ideally have a good knowledge of the experimental techniques required for the laser cooling of atoms (optics, electronics, ultra-high vacuum, computer control of complex instruments), and will have a very good familiarity with the fundamental concepts of quantum optics and quantum simulation, in particular of quantum magnetism. The candidate will have a strong taste for teamwork and experimentation. Fluency in English is required.
The LCF is a joint research unit between the CNRS and IOGS, based in the IOGS building in Palaiseau. It comprises about 130 members, among which 63 permanent staff (Researchers, Professors, Engineers and Technicians). Its activities cover a wide spectrum in the field of optics, form the most basic ones to the most applied ones: quantum optics, lasers, atom optics, nanophotonics, non-linear materials, imaging and spectroscopic devices, biophotonics, XUV optics.
Within LCF, the “atom optics” and “quantum optics” groups use cold-atom techniques, thus reaching a critical mass necessary to this type of experiments. The technical services of LCF (electronics, mechanics, optics, instrumentation) bring their technical expertise to support the realization of experimental setups.
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