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Individual research groups within IQST are always looking to recruit talented researchers - please contact group leaders directly to learn more about opportunities that may be suitable for you. Some of these opportunities are listed below.

Open positions in the Barclay lab

Positions available in quantum optomechanics and nanophotonics

The Barclay lab at the University of Calgary and the National Institute for Nanotechnology has several opportunities (PDF and graduate researchers) for individuals searching for challenging projects at the interface of optics, nanoscience, and quantum engineering. If you're interested in studying nanoscale optical devices for experiments in quantum optics and optomechanics (projects involve theory, nanofabrication, and experiment), please see below and barclaylab.ucalgary.ca for more information, and feel free to contact Prof. Paul Barclay at pbarclay@ucalgary.ca.

Postdoc opportunities (available immediately)

The lab is searching for a post-doctoral scholar to develop (fabricate and demonstrate) nanophotonics devices for quantum optomechanics. This position involves two potential projects: (1) advancing nano-optomechanical sensing of magnetic spins (recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology) towards the quantum domain, and (2) creating optomechanical devices from diamond (see work in Phys. Rev. X, Optica and Nano Letters) that can couple diamond electron spins (e.g. NV and SiV centres) with nanomechanical resonators, and realize new quantum information processing technologies. Expertise in nanofabrication is highly desirable, but all applicants with a strong research background will be considered. Both longer term (2-3y) and shorter term (1 y) positions are available immediately.

Graduate student opportunities

The lab is also recruiting motivated and creative graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) to begin research in 2017 on projects in quantum optics and nano-optomechanics. If you are interested, please get in touch (include your CV, transcript, and a brief description of research interests), and apply for admission to the University of Calgary Physics and Astronomy graduate program.

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Last updated June 13, 2014