Chaire de professeur junior (F/M)

Hiring date
01/10/2022
Location
PSL
60 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
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Working environment and context

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.   

With 2,900 researchers, 17,000 students, 140 laboratories and 10 incubators, fab labs and co-working spaces, PSL is a human-scale university. It ranks among the world’s top 50 universities according to the THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.

Hosting structure

General Context

Quantum technologies are currently at the core of an intensive academic and industrial effort. This translates into specific and ambitious investment plans at the European (Quantum Flagship), French (Quantum PEPR) and regional (DRIM Quantip) levels.

Chimie ParisTech-PSL is actively taking part to all these actions through the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris (IRCP), recognized as one of the world leaders in crystals doped by rare earth ions for quantum technologies.

In this context, this Junior Professor Chair represents a strong opportunity to further develop the research activities performed by the Crystals and Quantum State Dynamics (CQSD) group (which is part of the Materials for Photonics and Opto-Electronics (MPOE) team within the IRCP laboratory at Chimie ParisTech-PSL) and to further strengthen its interactions with other PSL institutions such as the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

The laboratory supports this activity through numerous shared equipment (XRD, electron microscopy, chemical analysis, etc.) and specific investments (spectroscopy and crystal growth equipment). The increase in the workforce for this activity has also been encouraged recently, bringing the total number of people involved in the team to 10. This has in particular enabled the team to obtain several national and European projects in recent years.  The Junior Professor Chair will allow continuing the development of these activities towards the integration of new nanomaterials into quantum devices.

 

Teaching mission

Teaching project

The Junior Professor will be involved in teaching quantum technologies at Chimie ParisTech-PSL, with a focus on materials. It will also be possible to teach in Graduate Programs such as PSL Master on Quantum Technologies.

An important part of the French and European strategy for quantum technologies concerns education. Indeed, the scientific and industrial development of this field is also based on the training of students and engineers in this discipline. It is important to note that it differs from traditional quantum mechanical teachings by the very wide range of notions it uses ranging from materials to information sciences and therefore requires specific learning. This will be the central part of the teaching project of the Junior Professor and will be delivered as part of the specialties of the engineering cycle of Chimie ParisTech-PSL. It will build on existing teachings in physics and chemistry of materials, as well as quantum chemistry. Materials, at the heart of many quantum technologies, will naturally occupy an important part of this teaching. It will also be possible to give classes on this theme as part of the PSL Graduate Programs in Chemistry and Physics, and to contribute to the implementation of PSL Master in Quantum Technologies. This main teaching theme will be complemented by interventions in chemistry or physics of materials during the three years of training provided at Chimie ParisTech-PSL

cpj@psl.eu

Research mission

Research project

The Junior Professor will work on the development of new materials and devices for quantum nano-photonics. The envisioned platforms are crystals doped with rare earth ions or diamond containing color centers, which are among the most promising systems for optical quantum technologies.

Quantum technologies aim to develop revolutionary functionalities for communications, data processing or sensors. Among the many platforms envisaged, oxide crystals doped by rare earth ions or diamonds containing color centers are particularly promising. Indeed, these systems have long-lived quantum states, an exceptional property in the solid state. They can also interact with light and thus offer key functionalities in long-distance quantum communication networks, high-capacity quantum processors or ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. The most recent advances in this field use nanostructures to create high-efficiency quantum interfaces not only with light but also with microwave or mechanical excitations. The Junior Professor will develop this type of systems for applications such as quantum opto-mechanics and optical/microwave transduction. An important target will be to bring the quantum properties of the active centers in nanostructures close to those of bulk materials, a central challenge in the field. For this, the Junior Professor will rely on a strong experience in the fields of materials and/or devices for optical quantum technologies.

 

cpj@psl.eu

Non-discrimination, openness and transparency

PSL University is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion within its communities. We encourage applications from diverse profiles and we ensure to we will select via an open and transparent recruitment process.

University is an equal opportunity employer.

Hiring process

Sélection et auditions :

L’évaluation sera réalisée par une commission composée d’expert(e)s internes et externes. La composition de la commission sera rendue publique avant ses travaux.

Les candidat.e.s présélectionné.e.s par la commission, à partir de l’examen des dossiers, seront convoqué.e.s à une audition en présentiel ou visioconférence.

L’audition, d’une durée de 50 minutes à 1 h (la durée précise sera indiquée sur la convocation ainsi que le détail du déroulé de l’audition), sera constituée d’une présentation par le candidat de ses travaux de recherche et d’enseignements antérieurs, de son projet de recherche et d’enseignement pour le poste de chaire de Professeur Junior, suivie d’une discussion avec la commission.

Critères d’évaluation

  • Excellence du candidat ou de la candidate, motivation, capacité d’encadrement
  • Qualité, originalité des projets de recherche et d’enseignement
  • Intégration du projet au sein du laboratoire
  • Capacité à l’établissement de réseaux collaboratifs.
  • Adéquation des moyens au projet proposé et capacité à mobiliser des moyens complémentaires

Application process

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Candidates must prepare the following documents:

  • passport
  • PhD diploma
  • Application file including teaching statement and research statement, to be filled using the ‘CPJ application file’ (ADD DOWNLOAD LINK HERE).
  • 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to cpj@psl.eu (include your name in the subject of the e-mail).

 

Once your documents are ready, they must be uploaded on the French-only Galaxie website by 05/08/2022 at the latest, to the following address:

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

 

A tutorial will shortly be available here, help with the upload process can be found at cpj@psl.eu.

 

For questions about the position, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

For questions specific to the recruitment procedure, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

Contact

Nacéra

BOUJNANE

Directrice des ressources humaines

cpj@psl.eu

0750159316

Other information

Corresponding CNU section(s): 30-33

 

Keywords: quantum technology, materiel sience, optics

 

Duration of the contract: 4 years for the tenure-track period, followed by a tenured position as a PSL university professor, after evaluation by a tenure committee.

Recherche principalChimie
Wage3444€
Position open to BOEs
Reference
CPJ2022
Published on 03/08/2022
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Chaire de professeur junior (F/H)

Hiring date 01/10/2022 Location 60 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
School PSL

Working environment and context

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.   

With 2,900 researchers, 17,000 students, 140 laboratories and 10 incubators, fab labs and co-working spaces, PSL is a human-scale university. It ranks among the world’s top 50 universities according to the THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.

Hosting structure

General Context

Quantum technologies are currently at the core of an intensive academic and industrial effort. This translates into specific and ambitious investment plans at the European (Quantum Flagship), French (Quantum PEPR) and regional (DRIM Quantip) levels.

Chimie ParisTech-PSL is actively taking part to all these actions through the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris (IRCP), recognized as one of the world leaders in crystals doped by rare earth ions for quantum technologies.

In this context, this Junior Professor Chair represents a strong opportunity to further develop the research activities performed by the Crystals and Quantum State Dynamics (CQSD) group (which is part of the Materials for Photonics and Opto-Electronics (MPOE) team within the IRCP laboratory at Chimie ParisTech-PSL) and to further strengthen its interactions with other PSL institutions such as the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

The laboratory supports this activity through numerous shared equipment (XRD, electron microscopy, chemical analysis, etc.) and specific investments (spectroscopy and crystal growth equipment). The increase in the workforce for this activity has also been encouraged recently, bringing the total number of people involved in the team to 10. This has in particular enabled the team to obtain several national and European projects in recent years.  The Junior Professor Chair will allow continuing the development of these activities towards the integration of new nanomaterials into quantum devices.

 

Teaching mission

Teaching project

The Junior Professor will be involved in teaching quantum technologies at Chimie ParisTech-PSL, with a focus on materials. It will also be possible to teach in Graduate Programs such as PSL Master on Quantum Technologies.

An important part of the French and European strategy for quantum technologies concerns education. Indeed, the scientific and industrial development of this field is also based on the training of students and engineers in this discipline. It is important to note that it differs from traditional quantum mechanical teachings by the very wide range of notions it uses ranging from materials to information sciences and therefore requires specific learning. This will be the central part of the teaching project of the Junior Professor and will be delivered as part of the specialties of the engineering cycle of Chimie ParisTech-PSL. It will build on existing teachings in physics and chemistry of materials, as well as quantum chemistry. Materials, at the heart of many quantum technologies, will naturally occupy an important part of this teaching. It will also be possible to give classes on this theme as part of the PSL Graduate Programs in Chemistry and Physics, and to contribute to the implementation of PSL Master in Quantum Technologies. This main teaching theme will be complemented by interventions in chemistry or physics of materials during the three years of training provided at Chimie ParisTech-PSL

cpj@psl.eu

Research mission

Research project

The Junior Professor will work on the development of new materials and devices for quantum nano-photonics. The envisioned platforms are crystals doped with rare earth ions or diamond containing color centers, which are among the most promising systems for optical quantum technologies.

Quantum technologies aim to develop revolutionary functionalities for communications, data processing or sensors. Among the many platforms envisaged, oxide crystals doped by rare earth ions or diamonds containing color centers are particularly promising. Indeed, these systems have long-lived quantum states, an exceptional property in the solid state. They can also interact with light and thus offer key functionalities in long-distance quantum communication networks, high-capacity quantum processors or ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. The most recent advances in this field use nanostructures to create high-efficiency quantum interfaces not only with light but also with microwave or mechanical excitations. The Junior Professor will develop this type of systems for applications such as quantum opto-mechanics and optical/microwave transduction. An important target will be to bring the quantum properties of the active centers in nanostructures close to those of bulk materials, a central challenge in the field. For this, the Junior Professor will rely on a strong experience in the fields of materials and/or devices for optical quantum technologies.

 

cpj@psl.eu

Non discrimination, ouverture et transparence

L'Université PSL s’engage à soutenir et promouvoir l’égalité, la diversité et l’inclusion au sein de ses communautés. Nous encourageons les candidatures issues de profils variés, que nous veillerons à sélectionner via un processus de recrutement ouvert et transparent.

Hiring process

Sélection et auditions :

L’évaluation sera réalisée par une commission composée d’expert(e)s internes et externes. La composition de la commission sera rendue publique avant ses travaux.

Les candidat.e.s présélectionné.e.s par la commission, à partir de l’examen des dossiers, seront convoqué.e.s à une audition en présentiel ou visioconférence.

L’audition, d’une durée de 50 minutes à 1 h (la durée précise sera indiquée sur la convocation ainsi que le détail du déroulé de l’audition), sera constituée d’une présentation par le candidat de ses travaux de recherche et d’enseignements antérieurs, de son projet de recherche et d’enseignement pour le poste de chaire de Professeur Junior, suivie d’une discussion avec la commission.

Critères d’évaluation

  • Excellence du candidat ou de la candidate, motivation, capacité d’encadrement
  • Qualité, originalité des projets de recherche et d’enseignement
  • Intégration du projet au sein du laboratoire
  • Capacité à l’établissement de réseaux collaboratifs.
  • Adéquation des moyens au projet proposé et capacité à mobiliser des moyens complémentaires

Application process

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Candidates must prepare the following documents:

  • passport
  • PhD diploma
  • Application file including teaching statement and research statement, to be filled using the ‘CPJ application file’ (ADD DOWNLOAD LINK HERE).
  • 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to cpj@psl.eu (include your name in the subject of the e-mail).

 

Once your documents are ready, they must be uploaded on the French-only Galaxie website by 05/08/2022 at the latest, to the following address:

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

 

A tutorial will shortly be available here, help with the upload process can be found at cpj@psl.eu.

 

For questions about the position, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

For questions specific to the recruitment procedure, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

Contact

Nacéra BOUJNANE

Directrice des ressources humaines

cpj@psl.eu

0750159316

Other information

Corresponding CNU section(s): 30-33

 

Keywords: quantum technology, materiel sience, optics

 

Duration of the contract: 4 years for the tenure-track period, followed by a tenured position as a PSL university professor, after evaluation by a tenure committee.

Recherche principal : Chimie Recherche secondaire : Autre
Wage : 3444€
Position open to BOEs Reference

CPJ2022

Published on 03/08/2022

Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)