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Researcher - photonic quantum technologies with controlled site-controlled quatum dots

EP-22 Postdoc position on photonic quantum technologies with controlled site-controlled quantum dots

Contract: Full Time/ Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for a Postdoctoral opportunity.

The Epitaxy and Physics of Nanostructures (EPN) group, Tyndall National Institution and University College Cork fund a Postdoc position on “Photonic quantum technologies with controlled site-controlled quantum dots“.

The Epitaxy and Physics of Nanostructures group is a well-established research team in Ireland addressing quantum technology applications of III-V site-controlled quantum dots (see e.g. Gediminas Juska, et al. “Towards quantum dot based arrays of entangled photon emitters”, Nature Photonics 7, 527 (2013); T. H. Chung, et al. “Selective carrier injection into patterned arrays of pyramidal quantum dots for entangled photon light-emitting diodes”, Nature Photonics 10, 782 (2016)).

Key Responsibilities

  • The focus of this position will be to develop innovative resonant pumping techniques, matched to external tuning knobs, allowing obtaining nearly perfect sources of quantum light from Pyramidal quantum dots.
  • Moreover, strategies for coherent control and the exploration of discordant quantum states will be actively explored.
  • The successful candidate is also expected to engage in PhD mentoring and supervision, and also follow Tyndall outreach engagement policies.

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

The Postdoc level position is open for candidates of EU and non EU nationalities. We welcome applications from talented candidates with strong motivation and experimental skills. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension (up to four years), and previous experience in the field is preferentially requested.

The group is led by Dr. E. Pelucchi.

Essential Criteria

  • Postdoctoral applicants must hold a PhD in Physics or a related discipline before the start of the contract.
  • They should have a rich CV and experience in quantum technologies, or at least in a field close to the topics (QDs, Entangled photon emission, coherent pumping etc.) to be investigated.

Desirable Criteria

  • Highly self-motivated applicants with strong experimental attitude.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in at least one of the following areas: QDs as sources of quantum light, cryogenic quantum optics, quantum photonic circuits, experimental quantum computation.

Informal enquiries concerning these positions can be made to Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi (

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €37,221 - €44,266.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference as EP-22.

Step 2 - Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.