In order to foster cutting-edge research in Theoretical and Numerical Photonics, CPQM is looking for an internationally recognized candidate with a profound background in theoretical (both analytical and numerical) calculations and modeling in photonics. In case of positive decision, the candidate will be in charge of building and guiding the theoretical activities at CPQM with a clear focus on applications. It is expected, that the candidate will supervise theoretical/numerical support for the ongoing projects in areas of optical simulators, micro lasers based on Bose-Einstein condensation, high-speed fiber optic communication, high-speed opto-electronic circuits, VCSEL modelling, optical clock generation and distribution, sensor networks (including machine learning), and various problems in the area of biophotonic applications. An important objective of the theoretical and numerical photonics group will be to assist the experimental and design activities toward proof-of-concept studies and building prototypes.
It is expected that the appointed candidate will take an active part in Skoltech and CPQM strategic activities in Photonic technologies research and educational infrastructure. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate level, advising student and innovation projects, and conducting competitive research in photonics at the level of excellence.
All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English. Therefore candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
The successful candidate shall have his sole (or primary, resp.) affiliation at Skoltech, adjunct affiliations with other leading institutions are encouraged, secondary or multiple affiliations are discouraged.
Complete applications may be reviewed as they are submitted but must be received by November 30, 2019, to receive full consideration. Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.
For confidential inquiries, contact: For confidential inquiries, contact: Franko Küppers, Full Professor, Director of Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials, F.Kueppers@skoltech.ru
Candidates with substantial – national and international – experience in theoretical modeling on photonics related topics, and with a proven record of accomplishment of acquiring, conducting, and leading such projects, specifically in cooperation with third-party academic institutions, national funding agencies and government entities, as well as with related international institutes are particularly encouraged to apply.
Previous experience of use of standard modeling platforms (e.g., COMSOL or Lumerical) is expected, an extra experience with more focused packages (e.g. VPI, Synopsis) is a plus, as well as an expertise of close collaboration with the experimental/technological groups.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a suitable engineering discipline or in physics. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output at the international level that demonstrates potential for independent sustainable research, innovation and teaching activities leading to peer?reviewed publications in top-level international journals/conferences and excellence in teaching and innovation.
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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research institute in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech cultivates a new generation of researchers and entrepreneurs, promotes advanced scientific knowledge and fosters innovative technology to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech applies the best Russian and international research and educational practices, with particular emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. Skoltech’s model leverages on the integration of basic and applied research and education. The Institute’s close link with the industrial and business ecosystem fosters frontier research and generates a flow of innovative solutions for the benefit of the Russian economy.