We have several opportunities for motivated researchers searching for challenging projects at the interface of optics, nanoscience, and engineering. If you're interested in studying nanoscale optical devices for experiments in quantum optics, optomechanics, and sensing, and becoming an expert in all aspects of this work (theory, nanofabrication, and experiment), please contact Paul.

Postdoc position in quantum nanophotonics and optomechanics

We are currently searching for a post-doctoral scholar to develop (fabricate and demonstrate) novel nanophotonics devices for quantum optics and optomechanics. This position involves two potential projects: (1) advancing nano-optomechanical sensing of magnetic spins (recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology) towards the quantum domain, and (2) creating optomechanical devices from diamond (see work in Phys. Rev. X, Optica and Nano Letters) that can couple diamond electron spins (e.g. NV and SiV centres) with nanomechanical resonators, and realize new quantum information processing technologies.

Expertise in nanofabrication is highly desirable, but all applicants with a strong research background will be considered.

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Graduate student opportunities

We are recruiting motivated and creative graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) to join the lab in 2017 to work on projects in quantum optics and nano-optomechanics. If you are interested, please get in touch (include your CV, transcript, and a brief description of research interests), and apply for admission to the University of Calgary graduate program.

Students from the University of Alberta interested in working in the group's NINT lab are also encouraged to contact Paul.

Undergraduate student opportunities

Undergraduates interested in projects related to experimental, computational, or theoretical aspects of nanophotonics and quantum optics are encouraged to inquire.

Scholarships and other funding options

Graduate students are generally supported by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. However, there are a number of ways for researchers to secure independent funding.. Follow the link above for more information.