Job ID: 138752

Postdoctoral Position Studying New Quantum Emitters for Spin-Light Interfaces

Brown University

  • Feb. 17, 2020
  • Postdoctoral Position Studying New Quantum Emitters for Spin-Light Interfaces
  • School of Engineering
  • Brown University
    Providence, RI
  • Mar. 15, 2020
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Engineering Physics

The Zia Lab at Brown University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate aimed at the discovery of novel solid-state emitters for quantum technology. The position is available at the main campus of Brown University located in Providence, RI, and the duration of this position is one year (renewable annually). The position is supported by the NSF award DMR – 1922025.

The Zia Lab is composed of a team of physicists and engineers dedicated to exploring the possibilities of optics, spectroscopy, and quantum mechanics for the benefit of quantum technology. For additional information about the lab please refer to our website at The lab collaborates with other researchers interested in advancing quantum technology, and the applicant should be willing to collaborate with them.

There are two main goals related to this position. The first goal is to contribute to quantum materials research by calculating photophysical properties of defects and dopants in solid-state hosts that will help in identifying systems that would make good spin-light quantum interfaces. The second goal is to help design and perform detailed spectroscopy experiments. Examples of specific projects include characterization of single emitters in novel samples (including layered 2D materials and crystalline thin films) and crystal-field calculations of energy levels and structure to identify promising dopant-crystal systems.

Applicants’ skills and qualifications should include:
A PhD in physics or in a related field.
Good programming abilities in Python, Mathematica, Matlab, C, or Julia.
Working knowledge of electronic structure calculations.
Experience in photonics, e.g., study/manipulation of single emitters.

Applicants should also have experience in at least one of the following:
Applying group theory methods to quantum mechanics and spectroscopy.
Medium- to large-scale computational searches in materials science.
Experience with optical spectroscopy methods, including low-temperature measurements.

Application Instructions
Candidates must submit CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 15, 2020 for full consideration.

  • Brown University strongly values racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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