Quantum Science & Technology

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
October 11 2018
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Two Faculty Positions in Quantum Science and Technology

at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) at EPFL seeks to appoint two tenure track Assistant Professors in experimental and theoretical Quantum Science and Technology (QST). The appointments are offered at the Tenure Track level, but in exceptional cases, appointments at other ranks might be considered.

Areas of interest in experimental QST include superconducting quantum circuits, solid-state qubits in semiconductors, defects centers, or other solid-state quantum systems for sensing, communication, or computation. Photonic quantum technologies are also considered.

Areas of interest in theoretical QST include tensor networks, quantum field theory, and other advanced theoretical and computational approaches to quantum matter, artificial quantum structures, open quantum systems, quantum information processing or quantum simulation.

We expect candidates to establish a leadership in one of these areas and strengthen the EPFL endeavor in Quantum Science and Technology. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area.

Candidates should hold a PhD and have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments in quantum science. In addition, commitment to teaching general courses at the undergraduate level and specialized courses at the Master and doctoral levels is  expected. Proficiency in French teaching is not required, but willingness to learn the language is expected.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus with first-class infrastructure, including facilities for high performance computing. As a technical university covering essentially  the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a concise statement of research (maximum 3 pages) and teaching interests (one page), and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three references.

Applications should be uploaded (as PDFs) by November 30, 2018 to: https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/position/10977291

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. Harald Brune, Chair of the Search Committee

E-mail: IPHYSDirector@epfl.ch

For additional information please consult www.epfl.ch, sb.epfl.ch

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.