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Postdoctoral Researcher (Quantum Physics)
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Date Posted 05/14/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of experimental and theoretical quantum optics and quantum photonics, including quantum plasmonics and multiphoton quantum-state engineering. The candidate will work in the LSU Quantum Sciences and Technologies group, within the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. For multiphoton quantum-state engineering, the particular purpose is to develop experimental techniques to prepare nonclassical multiphoton states for applications in quantum metrology and imaging. The appointment is for one year, renewable up to three years pending performance and funding.


70% - Carry out tabletop experiments devoted to the investigation of new methods for the efficient preparation of mesoscopic states of light. Will develop the infrastructure to perform photon-number-resolving detection using superconducting single-photon detectors. Multiphoton states will be generated through spontaneous parametric down-conversion. The generated states will be used to implement multiphoton phase sensing and imaging under realistic conditions of noise. Will carry out tabletop experiments exploring quantum plasmonics and its related applications.

30% - Develop theoretical models to investigate robust multiphoton states with nonclassical correlations. Will investigate new metrics to characterize correlations and entanglement of the generated multiphoton states. New observables that will lead to novel measurement schemes and their potential for quantum metrology will be theoretically analyzed. Will carry out numerical simulations and analysis on plasmonics structures.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or related field

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in experimental Quantum optics. Strong background in both theoretical and experimental quantum optics and quantum plasmonics. The candidate should have experience working on topics of quantum metrology and quantum state engineering as part of their PhD work. The candidate should also have experience working with cryogenics systems and familiar with using superconducting single-photon detectors.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please provide cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. 

Transcripts may be submitted; however, original transcripts will be required prior hire. If the degree is not from the United States, a credential evaluation is required in addition to the official transcripts.

Posting Date:

April 10, 2019

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):


EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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