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Training in: Low temperature optical micro-spectroscopy, magnetic and electronic properties of semiconductors, energy band theory and simulation.

Quantum communications is a growing field with great opportunities to develop new devices. As in classical communications, single photons can carry quantum information over long distances thanks to its large coherence times. Writing, reading and interfacing photons with matter also enables quantum logic operations.

III-Sb quantum dots provide a spin state in an artificial atom, a large spin-orbit interaction and a strong optical transition amenable for controlled light-matter interactions. Moreover, when embedding these ingredients into electronic devices the spin state can be manipulated by an external voltage. The researcher will model and characterize devices aiming at transferring the single electronic spin state into the single photon polarization state, and vice versa.

The research will focus on the study of electronic and photonic devices embedding InAsSb and/or InAs/GaAsSb QDs by high resolution optical methods. Novel computational and spectroscopic tools are available and will be further developed along the way.


Institution: Spanish National Research Council is the biggest research institution in Spain comprising 120 institutes where more than 10000 employes are pushing the frontiers of science.
Institute/Laboratory: The Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (IMN-CNM, CSIC) is an applied research institute with ~25 research staff and ~ 50 postdocs and PhDs integrated in the Excellence Campus CSIC-UAM and combines the best from university and research institutions. It is fully equipped with state of the art characterization and fabrication laboratories.
Location/City: The Institute is located 20 km from the vibrant city of Madrid and well connected by bus and train. Full compatibility of exciting work with cultural and leisure activities is possible.


We seek an excellent, open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidate with:
Graduation: a Physics or Electronic Engineering degree.
Post-graduation: successful candidates will have a Master Degree in a closely related scientific field (including integrated Masters such as MPhys, MSci, MEng, ...). Previous experience in a research environment involving solid-state physics, electronics or similar will be positively considered.
Other: The successful candidate should have good knowledge of and interest in both experimental and theoretical work.

How to Apply

Candidates can apply to a maximum of four different ESR positions in the network using the links below. Applications must include the following documents:
  1. An internal application form listing your academic and job records (.docx template available here).
  2. A free format CV (pdf format max 2 Mb)
  3. Official documentation such as degree and grades certificates will be required at a later stage.
The deadline for application is 31st January 2021.
Attempts to apply to more than four positions using different registration profiles will invalidate your candidature.