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PhD Studentships in Physics at University of Gdansk, Poland

PhD student Positions in Physics at University of Gdansk, Poland

For more details please visit: mpd.ug.edu.pl
Project coordinator: Stanislaw Kryszewski
Position: PhD student
Number of stipends: 12

University of Gdansk,
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics,
Institute of Experimental Physics.
ul. Wita Stwosza 57,
80-952 Gdansk, POLAND.

In consortium with:

Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation,
Austrian Academy of Sciences;
Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry,
Department of Biotechnology,
University of Verona.

Maximum period of stipend agreement: up to 31 October 2014.

Position starts on: 1 October 2010
(first recruitment earlier 17-18 June 2010,
second recruitment 23-24 September 2010).

Closing date:
14 June 2010 for the first recruitment.
For the second 20 September 2010.

Stipend’s amount:
3 500 PLN (when in Poland),
5 000 PLN (when abroad).

Pension insurance: included in the stipend.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Active participation in one of the research projects:
  • Quantum communication and quantum techniques.
  • Study of novel multi-photon entangled states, and new ways to generate and to analyze entangled states in the experiments.
  • Limitations of quantum informational processes.
  • Characterization of information processing by quantum networks with noise.
  • Bound entanglement and quantum information processing.
  • New approach to statistical description of quantum dynamical systems.
  • Spectroscopic characterization of materials for quantum processing.
  • Characterization of fluoride and oxide materials doped with selected Ln ions for purpose of photon down conversion and cascade emission.
  • Modern persistent luminescence and storage materials.
  • Resonance excitation energy and polarization transfer in nanolayers.

Profile of candidates: (for more details see the Web page)

  • MA degree in physics, technical physics, mathematics (or other, with good background in physics).
  • Good command of English.
  • Motivation to conduct state-of-the-art research in theoretical and/or experimental physics.

Required documents:

  • A letter of motivation, explaining (briefly) candidate’s interests. This is especially important in case of candidates who studied disciplines other than physics.
  • A copy of candidates MA thesis (in electronic version, preferably in .pdf format file).
  • Authenticated copy of the MA diploma, or an equivalent document proving that the candidate already passed MA exam.
  • Opinion of the candidate’s diploma supervisor.
  • Curriculum vitae containing information on:
  • candidate’s education and marks he/she obtained during the studies (this should be authenticated by corresponding authorities);
  • candidates previous (if any) scientific career (publications, experience, conferences, etc.);
  • other information which the candidate considers important or favorable.

Address for applications:

University of Gdansk,
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics,
ul. Wita Stwosza 57,
80-952 Gdansk, POLAND.


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