Master Thesis - Vector magnetometry using diamond-based quantum sensing (f/m/d)

Temporary, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
Bringing together applied science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, Intelligent Wireless Systems, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems. The position will be located within the Sensor Systems Photonics group to support the automation and control of photonic systems by developing software for data acquisition, user interfaces and embedded hardware control.  SAL – a great place to research. 

Your tasks include:

  • Development of novel magnetic resonance imaging setup for quantum vector magnetometry using nitrogen vacancy defects in diamond  
  • Laser tweezing, micro- and nanoparticle manipulation 
  • Applied optics design and experiments, optical engineering 
  • Experimental work, proof of principle experiments, feasibility studies 
  • Data processing, programming and automation of lab setups
  • Scientific dissemination 
Your profile
  • Enrolled master student (university in EU) in physics with focus on optics, spectroscopy, semiconductors or atomic physics and related area of expertise.
  • Interest in quantum sensing and optical metrology.  
  • Broad scientific interest, covering both fundamental and practical scientific aspects.  
  • Good programming knowledge in Python is a plus.
  • Curious, proactive, can-do attitude, fast and effective.  
  • Open to work both in team and independently. 
  • Excellent English communication skills (German is a plus).  

Important Facts about SAL
  • Diversified research activities with plenty of technical challenges. 
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities and instruments. 
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further development. 
  • Home Office possible. 
  • € 4 per day food allowance in restaurants or € 2 per day in supermarkets. 
  • Family & kids friendly. 
  • Free coffee/milk/tea & fresh fruits. 

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA).  For this position, we offer a monthly gross salary of EUR 1.863, paid 14 times a year.
About us

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronics and Software Based Systems (ESBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire ESBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, intelligent wireless systems, microsystems and embedded systems to develop future-oriented solutions for industrial production, health, energy, mobility, safety and more. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and research and thus valuable expertise and know-how and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbureaucratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech location Austria and Europe and developing the future 
Innovation is our top priority and so are our employees. We are a family-friendly company and support the compatibility of work and family as much as possible. That is why we have been awarded the Work and Family Certificate until 2026. But we are constantly working on new measures to offer our employees an environment where they feel good, healthy and motivated.

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