Research Associate position in theoretical material physics at the National Research Council of Canada

The Quantum Theory and Computation group in the Security and Disruptive Technologies Portfolio at the National Research Council of Canada seeks outstanding candidates interested in applying for a Research Associate position in theoretical material physics.

The National Research Council of Canada is a research and technology organization, committed to providing innovation, strategic research, as well as scientific and technical services. The advertised position is in the Security and Disruptive Technologies Portfolio, which focuses on the emerging technologies platforms, such as nanotechnology, quantum technologies, and the convergence of nano-, bio-, and information technologies.
The successful Candidate will be asked to contribute to the Quantum Photonics for Sensing and Security Program, which involves design, fabrication, and characterization of novel qubit designs for quantum computation, quantum memories, and quantum repeaters.

The position is for a computational theorist, with an emphasis on the determination of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures. The expertise of the SDT/QPSS team at the NRC lies mainly in self-assembled InAs dots grown on nanotemplates and in nanowires, as well as lateral gated quantum dot structures.
The ideal candidate will therefore have a PhD in physics and display experience and interest in one or more of the following three areas. First, calculation of coherent control and transport properties of gated lateral quantum dots, including calculation of the properties of coherently driven few-particle systems (electrons or holes), study of decoherence mechanisms and their mitigation, and optimization of device design towards a prototype quantum processor and/or quantum repeater. Second, calculation of optical and electronic properties of excitons confined in self-assembled quantum dots and nanocrystals using atomistic and/or multiband effective mass models towards novel nanooptical or photovoltaic devices. Third, design and characterization of photonic cavities and photonic crystals, in particular those strongly coupled to self-assembled quantum dots.

In addition, work in the theory group is characterized by close collaboration with experimental groups and the ability to interact in a multidisciplinary environment is required.

Dr. Marek Korkusinski
Quantum Theory Group
Security and Disruptive Technologies
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Rd, Bldg M50, Office 105
Ottawa ON Canada K1A0R6
Electronic mail: Marek.Korkusinski@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca