Postdoc offer on Superconducting circuits, ENS Lyon, France

*Position:* Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum information experiments with superconducting circuits in Lyon

*Location:* Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France.

*General information: *Applications are accepted anytime. Position to be filled starting October 2018. The full-time position will be funded by the EU Flagship on Quantum Technologies. Salary depends on academic age and follows the pay grid of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Fixed term for up to two years with possibility to renew.

*Mission:* The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Quantum Circuits group of Pr. Benjamin Huard (www.physinfo.fr ) in the Physics Laboratory of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He/she will work within the framework of the Qmics project whose aim is to enable quantum microwave communication and sensing.

*Activities:* The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of performing experiments in close collaboration with a PhD student. The activities involve superconducting circuit fabrication, microwave engineering, quantum limited measurements in the microwave domain, temporal shaping and analysis of microwave pulses, numerical simulations, data post-processing and manuscript writing. Our part of the project include performing microwave photon counting, teleportation between distant cavities and demonstrating a quantum advantage in microwave illumination.

*Skills: *Candidates must (or will soon) hold a doctorate in experimental quantum information or quantum optics or experimental mesoscopic physics and proven research skills evidenced by at least one publication as the first/join first or second author. Other essential criteria for this post are a sound knowledge of quantum information and experience in at least one of the following fields: electron beam lithography, dilution refrigerator low noise measurements, microwave engineering, feedback control, quantum measurement, quantum operations on light. Candidates must have a positive attitude to working in a team. Finally, fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

*Working environment:* Ecoles Normales Supérieures are elite French public institutions that train professors, researchers, senior civil servants as well as business and political leaders. They are symbols of French Republican meritocracy and remain committed today to disseminating knowledge to the widest audience and to promoting equal opportunity. Lyon is the second largest French city and is famous for its excellent quality of life, restaurants, vibrant cultural life and close proximity to the Alpes and 2h by train distance to Paris and the Mediterranean sea.

Travels to the experimental partners of the EU project in Finland and Germany should be expected.

If interested, please send your resume and reference contacts to benjamin.huard@ens-lyon.fr .