Group leaders at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies

The recently created Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies at the University of Warsaw, Poland ( seeks to appoint group leaders  who will develop ambitious and innovative research effort exploring quantum  phenomena, such as superpositions and entanglement, in optical and optically  controlled system, with the long-term aim of their practical utilisation. The appointments will include start-up packages with fully funded junior research  positions, access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and a possibility to apply for equipment upgrades.

The Centre has been established in partnership with the University of Oxford  under the International Research Agenda Programme operated by the Foundation  for Polish Science and is hosted by the Centre of New Technologies, which is  a new interdisciplinary scientific unit of the University of Warsaw focused  on research and technology development. The University of Warsaw is the top  Polish academic institution with an extensive research programme attracting  best students from all over the country and beyond, located in one of the  most vibrant cities of Central Europe.

Successful candidates are expected to:

Hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the research agenda pursued at  the Centre;
demonstrate outstanding research achievements reflected by the publication  record;
present plans for research effort that will place the Centre at the forefront  of scientific developments at the world-wide scale;
possess leadership skills required to direct a research group;exhibit openness to internal and external collaborations.
Applications including:

curriculum vitae;
research record with a full list of publications;
description of research plans, including innovation potential and possible prospects to establish industrial connections;
supporting statement specifying how the candidate meets the search criteria and can contribute to the operation of the Centre at large;
names and contact details of at least three senior researchers who may act as  referees should be sent via email to before 07th June  2019, 23:59 CEST. All documents should be attached to a single e-mail as pdf  files. The following statement needs to be included in the message body: “I  hereby consent to have my personal data processed by the University of Warsaw  with its registered office at ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927  Warszawa for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and selecting  an employee and concluding a contract for employment at the University of  Warsaw. I have been informed of my rights and duties. I understand that  provision of my personal data is voluntary.”

It is expected that the candidates will be notified by 05th July 2019 and  those shortlisted will be interviewed (remotely or in person) on 23rd or 24th  July 2019. Appointments will be made at the level commensurate with the  qualifications and the experience of selected candidates. Informal enquiries  about career opportunities at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies can  be sent to the Director of the Centre, Professor Konrad Banaszek, at