Available Positions

This is a new experimental group, combining a mixture of quantum optics, cryogenics, programming, microwave engineering and scanning probe microscopy into a unique and fascinating laboratory apparatus.

We are currently in the final design stages of a modern, state-of-the-art lab, featuring two combined scanning probe/confocal microscopes, one operating at room temperature and the other at a temperature of 4.2 Kelvin, and will very shortly commence the build-up phase.

We are looking for people with a burning desire to construct and experiment, wishing to practice and hone their skills and with eagerness to constantly test the limits of sensing.

Below you can find the available positions in the group. Even if you do not see a relevant post, I encourage you to contact me for further inquiries.

Developing a new method of performing magnetic resonance imaging on the nanoscale using a quantum sensor, the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond.

4.5 
Year(s)
Rotation: 
Area: 
Chemistry
Physics
Friday, March 1, 2019

The QUEST (QUantum Enhanced Sensing Techniques) lab in the Weizmann Institute of Science invites enthusiastic students with M.Sc. degrees or equivalent to combine physics, chemistry and some engineering in the emerging field of quantum sensing.

The lab specializes in the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond as its quantum sensor, and will apply it to the study of molecule structure, intra- and inter-molecule reactions and couplings.

The successful candidate will focus on customized tips serving as high magnetic gradients in a combined confocal fluorescence microscope and an atomic force microscope, with the goal of delivering a unique system able to reach the single-molecule limit in magnetic resonance.

Graduate students will formally join the Feinberg school and will need to adhere to its rules and regulations.

Some knowledge in scanning probe microscopy, as well as background in optics and/or microwave and/or programming in python will be useful.

Hybrid quantum devices - combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators

4.5 
Year(s)
Rotation: 
Area: 
Physics
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The QuEST lab is searching for an PhD student for a project combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators. You will fabricate nanobridges in diamond and then characterize them by optical means. The work will be conducted in collaboration with groups in the Technion and Bar-Ilan University in the framework of a Quantum Science and Technologies project funded by the Israel Science Foundation. For more details, please contact: Amit Finkler, amit.finkler@weizmann.ac.il, ext. 2021 or visit our lab on the second floor of the Schmidt building!