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Reference : UMR8520-FRELEF-031
Workplace : VILLENEUVE D ASCQ
Date of publication : Thursday, August 22, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 15 November 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : From 2555 to 2948 euros gross salary per month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Microwave optomechanics have been developed for quantum engineering, as it allows to cool down mechanical motion to quantum ground state with microwave photons and to detect small mechanical motion with photons with ultra-sensitive scheme. The main objective of this project is to develop novel microwave optomechanical platform with a large dynamic temperature range, especially in room temperature for practical applications. Based on this platform, we will develop optomechanical devices, such as quantum limited phonon detector and directional microwave amplifiers and study thermal effects.
The postdoc researcher will participate in the microwave/mechanical design, fabrication and simple characterizations of both microwave resonator and Si3N4 mechanical oscillator. In particular, the candidate will be responsible for optimizing the micro/nano-fabrication process of Si3N4-MEMS and the basic RF/microwave set-up for quantum limited optomechanical phonon detectors. She or He will be strongly supported by our engineers in clean-room and characterization center in IEMN.
• You have recently obtained a PhD-degree in physics or electrical engineering and have research experience in one of the following fields: MEMS/NEMS, nano-scale devices, RF/Microwave engineering, optomechanics. You have scientific publications.
• You are eager to learn and you have more than one two experience in micro/nano-fabrication in standard clean-room. You have knowledge in the following domains (at least one or more): simulation (mechanical properties or RF, e.g. Comsol, CST or HFSS), RF/microwave measurement, programming skills (Python or Matlab or R) and analytical calculations.
• Fluent English or French
The research activities of this project will be performed at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN). The lab is located in Lille, the capital of French Flanders, a vibrant city close to the Belgian border at 50min by train from Paris-CDG airport. IEMN has focused on exploring nanotechnology and micro/nano-electronics for 20 years. It has top level clean room in Europe which is equipped with facilities for nano-fabrications, allowing to transfer designs to real devices. Besides nano-fabrication facilities, IEMN also offers RF/MEMS platform provides equipment for both optical and electrical device characterization. This postdoc position relates to NAM6 group which is consisted by 5 CNRS researchers and has abundant experience in nanofabrication and MEMS characterization.
Constraints and risks
Work in clean room.
Experience required : one to three years
Any application should include a CV, and a motivation letter
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