Post-Doc researcher: Nanophotonics characterization

Ref. 2016-06


About the position

Starting date: 1 April 2016

Duration: 18 Months

A postdoctoral research position is available at IBM Research – Zurich in the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices (MIND) group on the optical characterization of nanophotonic devices and development of novel optical materials. The project will be carried out in the framework of an ERC project under H2020.

In the MIND group we specialize in III–V integration on silicon for novel electronic and photonic devices as well as nanoscale materials and device characterization. In particular, we are currently investigating III–V nanowire emitters monolithically integrated on Si.

In order to strengthen our capabilities in optical characterization of materials and nanostructures, we are looking for a Post -Doc. who is an expert in this field. The main task will be the construction and running of an electro-optical characterization platform which allows for cryogenic characterization of nanoscale emitters and novel materials over a broad spectral range. You will then use the set-up for the optical characterization of such devices, combined with electro-optic simulations.


Requirements

Extensive hands-on experience with electro-optical characterization of optoelectronic devices is a must, as well as a Ph.D. degree in a related field. The candidate must be innovative, able to work independently and have demonstrated an excellent academic track record. Full professional efficiency in English is likewise required.

Experience with any of the following topics will be considered an important asset:  simulation of optical and optoelectronic devices, experience with plasmonic materials and devices, knowledge of III–V materials, as well as deep understanding of semiconductor device physics and semiconductor fabrication technology.


Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

Please send your CV along with other documentation to

Kirsten Moselund
IBM Research – Zurich

Post-Doc researcher: Quantum information science with superconducting quantum devices

Ref. 2016-05


About the position

Quantum techWithin the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-funded project ‘Exploring Geometric Effects and Geometric Gates with Superconducting Circuits’ we are looking for a talented, skilled and highly motivated candidate interested in quantum information science with superconducting quantum devices. The position entails the experimental investigation of two-qubit interactions, in particular those exploiting geometric effects, with superconducting qubits embedded in a planar or three-dimensional circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) architecture with the goal to realize purely geometric quantum algorithms and investigate the use of geometric phases in quantum simulations.

This project is part of the quantum technology initiative at IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland aiming towards the realization of a large-scale quantum information processor, and is carried out in collaboration with the Quantum Device Lab headed by Prof. Andreas Wallraff conducting a wide range of activities in the field of quantum optics and information processing with superconducting circuits.

This position is available immediately for a duration of initially 18 months. The successful candidate will enjoy an internationally competitive salary and work within a growing research team focused on quantum information processing.


Requirements

The candidate must have a PhD in quantum physics, ideally with a solid background in quantum information processing and a particular focus on superconducting circuits. The successful candidate is curious to learn new experimental techniques and is eager to expand his or her current expertise in microwave engineering, signal processing, nano- and micro-fabrication, low-temperature physics, control and measurement automation or data analysis (Mathematica, Matlab, Python, etc…).


Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

To apply for the position, please send your CV, a publication list, a statement of research interests including a short description of your background, motivation and skills (max. 2 pages), and the names of three references to

Stefan Filipp
IBM Research – Zurich

Please also arrange for one letter of reference to be sent directly by email to the above address. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Internship: Systems security for Cloud storage systems

Ref. 2016-03


About the position

The cloud storage & security research team at IBM Research – Zurich is looking for outstanding graduate students in the area of systems security.

Candidates should have a good understanding of Operating Systems architecture, distributed systems and C/C++ system programming skills. Knowledge of memory corruption prevention and fuzz testing techniques is beneficial.

During the six-month internship the successful candidate will develop novel strategies for fuzz testing of complex OS components and evaluate them on actual software such as distributed file systems.

 

Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV to
Matthias Neugschwandtner
IBM Research – Zurich

PhD and Post-Doc positions: III-V on silicon photonics light sources

Ref. 2015-19


Project description

To further increase the functionality of silicon photonics, IBM is establishing III-V on silicon photonics technology for monolithically integrated light sources, optical amplifiers, modulators and detectors.

For this project, PhD and Post Doc openings are available in the Photonics and Materials Integration Nanoscale Devices groups at IBM Research – Zurich. These positions are related to Horizon 2020 projects, starting in early 2016. The focus will be on integrated III-V on silicon light sources such as laser arrays, tunable lasers and directly modulated lasers.


Requirements

Openings are available for PhD and Post Doc candidates with a strong background and interest in one or more of the following areas:

  • III-V materials growth and characterization
  • Processing of silicon photonics and III-V structures
  • Integrated optical device simulations and design
  • Laser design and characterization
  • High-speed optical link measurements

Profile

Candidates should have recently obtained a master or doctoral degree in physics or electrical engineering with outstanding grades.


Duration

PhD positions have a duration of three years. Post-Doc positions have a duration of 18 months.



Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us, you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

For more information please contact Dr. Bert Offrein at the address indicated below.

Applications including a motivation letter and CV should be sent by email preferably before November 16, 2015, to

Dr. Bert Jan Offrein
Manager Photonics
Phone: +41 44 724 8572

Post-Doc researcher: Developer of computational methods to support personalized medicine in cancer

Ref. 2015-18


Project description

A postdoctoral research position is available at IBM – Zurich Research Laboratory to develop computational methods to support personalized medicine in cancer. This highly interdisciplinary project involving the collaboration of several institutions across Europe and USA will focus on prostate cancer, a leading cause of cancer death amongst men, but also prone to over-treatment.

Maria Rodrigues Martinez on working in SwitzerlandThe project aims to develop computational models that can exploit molecular and clinical data in order to improve our understanding of cancer disease mechanisms and predict optimized strategies for therapeutic intervention. The models will be based on the exploitation of genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and clinical data in primary and metastatic tumors, prospective cohorts of well characterized prostate cancer patients, drug screenings in cell lines, and the use of the Watson technology, a last-generation cognitive computer developed at IBM.

The successful candidate will analyze molecular data in order to characterize tumor heterogeneity, and will develop methodologies to integrate disparate types of data into models that can help risk-stratify patients.


Requirements

Candidates should have a strong background in computer science, mathematics or physics and be interested in cancer-related research. Strong programming skills are necessary. Experience in machine learning, Big Data analysis, and high-performance computing is a plus.


About the group

The group of systems biology at IBM aims to develop new mathematical and computational approaches for the analysis and exploitation of the latest generation of biomedical data. In the context of cancer, the group focuses on the integration of high-throughput molecular datasets to build comprehensive molecular disease models; the development of new approaches to reconstruct signalling protein networks from single-cell time-series proteomic data; and the application of Bayesian approaches and high-performance computing to the problem of network reconstruction.


Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us, you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

Interested candidates, please send an application including CV and reference letters to:

Post-Doc researcher: Adsorption engineer/scientist

Ref. 2015-16


Project description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Advanced Micro Integration team at IBM Research – Zurich for the development and thermodynamic characterization of adsorption heat exchangers. The research will take place in the context of an international project involving academia and industry, and targets applications for improved energy efficiency.


Requirements

The successful candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary background in physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry or materials science (Ph.D.) and experience in experimental laboratory work. Past experience in temperature-swing adsorption systems as well as evaporation and condensation processes is advantageous.

The highly motivated individual will join our multi-disciplinary research team to advance sorption technology for energy-efficient datacenters and sustainable energy technologies. The position will focus on the design, experimental realization and characterization of innovative adsorption heat exchangers. These activities will take place in collaboration with international partners and support IBM’s efforts in energy-efficient datacenters.


Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us, you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.


How to apply

Please send your CV including contact information for three references to:


IBM Research - Zurich
Mgr. Advanced Micro Integration
IBM Research GmbH
Säumerstrasse 4
CH - 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Systems biology

Maria Rodrigues Martinez on working in SwitzerlandWe support motivated candidates who are willing to apply for competitive personal fellowships. Interested candidates please contact .


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