Quantum Sensing Lab

Maletinsky Group


Open Postdoctoral Position

We are looking for highly motivated, qualified and dynamic scientists to join our ongoing experiments for a Postdoctoral position in “Quantum sensing of condensed matter systems”.

Scanning single spin magnetometry with Nitrogen Vacancy (NV) center spins in diamond has emerged as a powerful technique for nanoscale quantum sensing and imaging. Its high sensitivity and nanoscale resolution offer insights into condensed matter systems, beyond the limits of existing experimental approaches.

In this project, we will explore strongly correlated electron systems at ultralow temperatures using a unique apparatus we have recently set up: A dilution refrigerator-based nanoscale quantum sensing microscope. As a key step towards the required quantum sensing performance, we currently work on understanding and controlling the low temperature photo physics and charge dynamics of scanning NV centers. Once fully operational, we will employ our millikelvin quantum sensing microscope to explore magnetic phenomena in novel, two- dimensional electron systems, unconventional superconductors, and oxide interfaces.

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Unsolicited Application

We are always on the lookout for outstanding candidates to strengthen our activities in quantum sensing. If you are interested in joining our group as a masters student, PhD student, or postdoctoral scholar, do not hesitate to apply!

We offer the possibility to do exciting experiments as part of a lively team of researchers in an international environment. We expect strong motivation and commitment to research. Previous experience in the field of quantum-optics or nanosciences is advantageous.

At the moment, opportunities are available in all fields of research pursued in our group.

To apply, please directly contact Patrick Maletinsky by e-mail and include:

  1. a curriculum vitae (including statements about prior research experience and skills acquired, as well as names of potential referees)
  2. your academic records (Bachelor, Master's or PhD diploma, grades etc.)
  3. a list of publications (if applicable)
  4. short statement of your research interests and how they relate to the work of our group.

General requirements

Besides their qualifications for academic research, candidates should in general provide a high degree of independence, a genuine interest in exploring new physics and technologies, and a general motivation to perform work in a highly collaborative spirit: Our research includes active collaborations within the Department and with research-groups across the world. Additionally we participate in the new National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) initiative, Quantum Science and Technology, a central part of which is active exchange and collaboration with research groups throughout Switzerland.

The Department of Physics in Basel offers a highly stimulating environment with active and internationally recognized research groups in both experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum optics. Members of the department have access to the excellent facilities of the University, including a fully equipped clean room, liquid He liquefier, and superb mechanical and electronic workshops. Additionally, the Department offers it's graduate students and post-doctoral fellows a broad experience in academic education, as all academic personnel assume teaching responsibilities of about half a day per week during the semester.

Ph. D. candidates need to hold a masters (or equivalent) degree, preferably in physics or nanosciences. Some prior research experience in (experimental) physics would be helpful. German language proficiency is not necessary. Graduate students are expected to work together with postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

Post-doc candidates are required to have a Ph. D. degree in physics or a related discipline (electrical engineering, nanosciences, chemistry,...). The successful candidate will bring a strong background in some of the following areas: quantum optics (semiconductor or atomic), mesoscopic physics, device nanofabrication, nanomechanical systems, cryogenic experiments, scanning probe microscopy, experiment control and data acquisition. German language proficiency is not necessary. The candidate will work within a team of researchers and will advise graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects.



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