Postdoc position available

We have a Postdoc position available on a new project that aims to develop a distributed quantum network.

The Project

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to work on a new trapped-ion project. The project aims to develop a matter-based quantum network, distributed over the University of Innsbruck campus. Each node will be a trapped-ion system, containing strings of single atomic-ions. The core goal is for the ions in each node to interact and become entangled via the exchange of single photons.

If you are interested, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including a curriculum vitae, a short motivation for your interest in the project. Please also provide the names and contact details of three people who would be willing to provide references for you.

The Role

The Postdoc will join a new research team in the modern research labs at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), lead by Dr. Ben Lanyon. The role of the Postdoc would be to contribute to the development and application of new techniques for entangling trapped-ions in remote locations. In particular, the Postdoc would help to develop a new ion-trap system with an integrated optical cavity, capable of producing on-demand single photons that are entangled with an ion. The long-term goal would be to entangle an ion in the new system, with another ion in a building 400m away, then teleport quantum states between the locations. The Postdoc would be expected to contribute to developing the new setup, to help guide students and to participate in international conferences. The position would initially be for one year, but could be significantly extended, depending on performance.

The Person

The applicant should have an established research and publication record in the fields of experimental AMO physics or experimental quantum information science.