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FULL PROFESSOR in experimental quantum optics

EmployerUniversity of Geneva
Faculty of Science
Closing Date
WorkplaceGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
CategoryPhysics / Materials Science

The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva invites applications for a position as

FULL PROFESSOR in experimental quantum optics

The Department of Applied Physics (GAP) of the Science Faculty of the University of Geneva offers a dynamic scientific environment with world-renown academics in the domain of optics, quantum physics and quantum information. The Department is actively involved in several major national and international research programs.


This full-time appointment includes teaching physics at bachelor, master and postgraduate level as well as supervising master and doctoral theses.

The candidate will develop original research at the international level in advanced experimental quantum optics and secure external funding. He/she will also take on organizational and administrative duties at department, section and faculty level.

We are seeking a candidate with a proven international scientific reputation, with a wide range of skills and knowledge, including a very good understanding of quantum optics and quantum information physics. Expertise in hybrid quantum systems (such as NV centers, ultra-cold atoms or trapped ions, quantum memories, superconducting qubits, or opto-mechanical systems) is desired. Moreover, the candidate’s research should combine fundamental physics aspects and applications in quantum information and quantum communication. Other required skills are the ability to coordinate an important research group, pedagogical skills for teaching and the ability to initiate communication and outreach programs for the University.


  • PhD in physics or equivalent.
  • Strong track record in research and experience in the management of research groups and in teaching.
  • Publications in high-ranked international journals.


Applications including a cover letter, detailed CV and a list of publications, copy of the highest degree/diploma, research and teaching statement and a list of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee must be completed before February 28th, 2018 (23:59 Geneva time) (the deadline has been extended) and be submitted exclusively online to the University website at the address https://jobs.unige.ch, where a copy of the present advertisement may be found. Only online applications will be accepted.

In a perspective of parity, applications by women are particularly encouraged and welcome.
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