Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Photonics, Physics: Quantum
University of Latvia announces a competition for the position of a Principal investigator – anERAChair in Quantum Optics and Photonics (ERAChair).
He/she should correspond to a qualification of a leading researcher (R4).
ERA Chair should develop Quantum Optics and Photonics at University of Latvia and implement the European Regional Development Fund project No. 126.96.36.199/19/A/003 “The Development of Quantum Optics and Photonics in University of Latvia”, which is a refinanced project submitted initially for EU Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme.
ERA Chair is expected to be one of key persons who will boost the research performance of University of Latvia and will lead its active participation in European Research Area.
Main characteristics of the vacancy:
Work place: Riga, Latvia;
Research field: quantum optics and photonics;
Gross salary 8000 EUR/month;
Temporary contract (~ 01.12.2019. – 30.11.2023.) with a potential for continuation;
He/she holds a PhD in physics or engineering in the PROJECT domain;
He/she is an outstanding researcher with a Hirsch index of at least 25 (Google Scholar). An industrial experience will be an asset;
The research interests of the ERA Chair covers the field of “Quantum Optics and Photonics” and are in general in line with the research interests of NSP FOTONIKA-LV research community and several research structures of the University of Latvia;
He/she is an outstanding, forward looking science manager with leadership experience (for example, laboratory leader, department leader etc.);
He/she has experience in project proposal design (e.g. Framework Programmes, etc.)and has good command of English. Experience with industry innovation activities will be an advantage;
He/she has good communication skills and an inspiring loyalty to the University fostering structural changes of the institution;
He/she is committed to work as an ERA Chair in full time position for the whole duration of the PROJECT and a potential willingness to keep the position longer (loyalty to NSP FOTONIKA-LV). Candidates should move to Latvia for holding this position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About University of Latvia
University of Latvia (UL) is the largest higher education institution in Latvia with more than 15 000 students, and provides programmes of all academic levels (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral), encompassing 28 scientific fields and 22 study directions. UL realise its research activities in 17 institutes and departments.
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