We seek candidates for doing either magneto-optical measurements or first principles atomistic simulations. The candidate will study point defects acting as quantum bits in diamond and related materials by means of either advanced density functional theory calculations or experimental techniques based on optically detected magnetic resonance. Local computer facilities with scientific program packages and laboratory equipments are available to conduct this research. By exploring the magneto-optical properties of point defects in solids, one can utilize them for single photon sources, single quantum bits for quantum information processing applications, or nanometer spatial resolution ultrasensitive sensors for biology, space industry or materials science. These efforts and studies will be carried out in a wide international network with leading laboratories all around the world (see https://wiki.kfki.hu/nano/ and https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=1aWvISwAAAAJ). Candidates interested in the experimental work having experience in either optical or spin resonance measurements and techniques are expected but candidates with good practical skills and deep knowledge in physics will be also considered. It is an advantage to have experience in using quantum chemistry or solid state physics simulation packages for candidates interested in the first principles studies.
<p>solid background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics; either computational skills in programming or experience in magnetic resonance and/or optical spectroscopy</p>