Two research assistants in Quantum Technology - at the Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics

subject to the approval of third-party funding

deadline for submission:


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as soon as possible

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The Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA) is inviting strongly motivated people to apply for research assistant positions to join their Nano Optics Group led by PD. Dr. M. Benyoucef as part of a new interdisciplinary project on Scalable Molecular Quantum Bits (SMolBits). The project’s focus is on understanding quantum effects in molecular systems integrated on solid state platform and for the development of a new concept for quantum computers and/or quantum processors. The project features the participation of interdisciplinary teams (Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering) and is coordinated by the Technological Physics. The State of Hesse is funding "SMolBits" with approx. 4.4 million euros over four years.


a)    Research assistant / PostDoc (EG 13 TV-H), limited-term, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)


This is fixed term-positions till 31.12.2022 (§ 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG).



  • Working on the SMolBits project
  • Building the necessary quantum optics experimental setup to execute this project
  • Present the results on scientific conferences and publish the work in peer-reviewed journals
  • Participation in project organization
  • Provide support to the students and academics
  • Supporting the department in project applications and teaching



  • PhD in physics, nanosciences or equivalent studies with very good marks;
  • Strong background in quantum optics and hands-on experience in the following areas:
    • Optical characterization of nanostructures
    • Photon correlations measurements
    • Time-resolved techniques
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to interact professionally with staff and students
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills


Of advantage will be:

  • Postdoctoral research experience on one of the above research topics
  • Relevant experience in the field of molecular quantum systems, Hong-Ou-Mandel measurements, nanofabrication  


b)    One research assistant (EG 13 TV-H), temporary, part-time (currently 20 hours per week)


The position is limited to 3 years (§ 2 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 WissZeitVG). Acquisition of PhD is desirable.

This position is dealing with quantum optical investigations of Lanthanide single molecules on photonic chip .



  • Working on the SMolBits project
  • Interact with the other groups involved, present the results on scientific conferences and publish the work in peer-reviewed journals



  • Candidates are expected to hold a Master degree in physics, and/or nanosciences, and/or electrical engineering with very good marks;
  • Outstanding academic record with background in solid state physics and semiconductor-based nanostructures Optical characterization of nanostructures
  • Good written and spoken English


Of advantage will be:

  • Previous research experience in optical characterization
  • Relevant experience in the field of molecular quantum systems
  • Team working style


For further information please contact Priv.-Doz. Dr.  Mohamed  Benyoucef, Tel.: 0561-804-4553, Email: m.benyoucef[at]physik.uni-kassel[dot]de or Prof. Dr. Johann Peter Reithmaier, Tel.: 0561-804-4430, Email: jpreith[at]ina.uni-kassel[dot]de.


The Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA) of the University of Kassel, Germany, is a joint lab between Electrical Engineering and Physics. The INA is operated mainly by two groups with currently about 80 people (including students) focusing on nanostructure technologies and their applications mainly in photonics, optics and optoelectronics. The resources at INA include 400 sqm clean room facilities with semiconductor processing technology for III-V materials and Si and about 400 sqm additional laboratory space. This includes state-of-the art epitaxial (MBE, CVD), lithography (photo, e-beam), dry-etching (RIE, ICP-RIE), deposition (evaporators, IBE, CVD), and analytical equipment (PL, XRD, AFM, FIB, laser measurement systems) allowing full process flows from epitaxial materials to mounted devices. The Technological Physics Department (http://tp.ina-kassel.de) operates a double chamber molecular beam epitaxy (Veeco Gen II Modula) for III-V materials based on GaAs and InP substrates. A new double chamber MBE system dedicated for III-V and Si/Ge epitaxy will be installed in 2018, which will allow the monolithic integration of III-V active materials on Si.


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The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims for a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, quoting the applicable reference number.