Postdoctoral Research Opportunity: Explore the Frontiers of Neuroimaging, Photonics, and Quantum Optics

PhD Scholarships on Photonic Ising Machines:
“Theory” (ULB),
“Integrated optics implementations” (UGent) and
“Experimental i
mplementations” (VUB)

Closing date:  9th of October 2023

How to apply: TU Delft official site

Offer Description:

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in our lab, you will have the freedom to design and execute research projects that align with your interests and expertise. Our supportive environment encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration, allowing you to explore the intersections of neuroimaging, photonics, and quantum optics. You will also have the exciting opportunity to mentor and supervise projects and students, fostering the next generation of innovative researchers.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and perspectives, as we believe diversity enriches our team and drives innovation. Join our already diverse and inclusive research community.

What We Offer:

  1. Cutting-Edge Resources: Access state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the latest nanofabrication facilities, photonics devices and equipment, and cryogenic quantum optics setups.
  2. Mentorship: Collaborate closely with renowned experts in neuroimaging, photonics, and quantum optics. This is part of a Eurpean project and you get to regularly meet with partners in UK, Italy, Germany, and Spain. In addition you will receive personalized guidance to help you achieve your research goals.
  3. Flexibility: Tailor your research projects to your interests. We believe in the power of individual creativity.


Have a PhD degree (or be close to graduation) in physics or engineering.

– Background in Quantum mechanics and solid-state physics (bandgap, electrons, phonons, etc.).

– Strong experimental skills.

– Good English proficiency.

– Excellent communication skills and genuine interest in team work.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. I. Esmaeil Zadeh:

Following experiences are not mandatory but will be considered as an advantage:

– Familiarity with superconductors (theoretical/experimental) particularly experience with SNSPDs.

– Experience with cryogenics.

– Familiarity with quantum optics/nano-photonics/integrated photonics.

– Nanofabrication experience; particularly litography experience with photonic devices and superconducting detectors.