Assistant/Associate Professor in Quantum Photonics for Optical Communications and Information Processing - CDI

Job description

Télécom Paris, a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is one of the top 5 French general engineering schools. An institution on a "human scale" but with a strong international component, Télécom Paris is recognized for its proximity to companies. This public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital vertical (from hardware layers to uses).

With its excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem, based on interaction and the importance of project mode in its training on the one hand, and its interdisciplinary research on the other. Its teacher-researchers are affiliated with two research laboratories: on the one hand, the LTCI laboratory, which is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with remarkable international influence; and on the other hand, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which pursues a multidisciplinary research program focused on innovation in the framework of a collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech

Based in Palaiseau, at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has a Paris-based incubator at the heart of the French start-up ecosystem.

Télécom Paris is positioned as an open-air laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud), 5G/6G, Green IT.

SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT


Télécom Paris is looking for candidates for a position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Optical Communications group (GTO) of the Communications and Electronics department. The position « Maître de Conférences » is equivalent to a « Assistant Professor » permanent position (https://www.telecom-paris.fr/en/)

The GTO group conducts advanced research on very high speed transmissions, optical network architectures, advanced lasers for communications, integrated photonics and distributed fiber optic sensors. The group has recently launched a new research direction on quantum communications, using among others our high-speed experimental platform. It is already involved in European projects on continuous variable quantum communications and wishes to strengthen and expand its activities in quantum technologies. https://www.telecom-paris.fr/en/research/laboratories/information-processing-and-communication-laboratory-ltci/research-teams/optical-telecommunications)

The profile sought is a resourceful researcher who is willing to develop new research activities and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to quantum photonics technologies applicable to optical communications and information processing. Particular interest will be shown in applicants who have demonstrated an ability to carry out and develop multidisciplinary research combining classical optical communications (including but not limited to digital signal processing or optical devices/sub-systems), and quantum communication systems.

Applications demonstrating a strong interest in experimental implementation in the laboratory will be preferred. Innovation, originality and potential of the candidate will also be highly appreciated.

PREFERRED SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE


In-depth theoretical and/or practical knowledge of communications and quantum information processing linked to one of the following topics:

  • Physics of optical devices and quantum functionalities
  • Optical transmission systems
  • Digital signal processing for quantum communications
  • Quantum-based network security


JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Applicants should participate in the design and implementation of courses in HCI, XR, and the broader scientific field.
  2. They should conduct research.
  3. They should participate in the development of partnerships, collaborations, and contractual agreements in their scientific field.


Teaching:

In collaboration with the other faculty members of the department:

  • Provide courses consistent with areas of knowledge, skills-set, and departmental needs;
  • Teach labs and tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Serve on juries for prospective students who are applying for engineering courses, specialized masters, etc.;
  • Contribute to the analysis of training needs;
  • Design and organize teaching activities for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Design and implement project-based teaching;
  • Supervise student projects;
  • Develop courses and teaching tools in the above-mentioned field.

Research:

  • Engage in research activities in the scientific field concerned;
  • Write proposals and participate in projects with partners from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the Institut Mines-Télécom or other institutions from the academic and/or corporate world, in particular in the framework of fundamental, national, or European projects;
  • Carry out industrial research contracts;
  • Explore and develop partnerships within the industry and establish contractual agreements.

Coordination:

  • Participate in and contribute to the scientific activities of the Group (seminars, presentations, juries, etc.).

Fostering the recognition of Telecom Paris and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris:

  • Disseminate research findings via scholarly writing and publication;
  • Lead presentations and seminars;
  • Take an active role in scholarly and professional organizations;
  • Maintain close relations with academic institutions, research centers, and companies.

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in the scientific, pedagogical, and management activities of the department and/or institution;
  • Where appropriate, direct and manage the staff placed under his or her responsibility or supervision;
  • Report on the activities and results of the tasks for which he or she is responsible.


Job requirements


Required skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • In-depth theoretical or applied knowledge in his or her field of expertise;
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • If the candidate is does not speak French, at the moment of hire he or she must commit to obtaining a professional proficiency of French as quickly as possible while under contract.

Preferred skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Post-doctoral or international experience in an academic or industrial laboratory is appreciated;
  • Teaching experience.

Other abilities and skills:

  • The ability to be an active team member in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment;
  • Strong teaching, pedagogical, and mentoring capabilities;
  • Superb written and interpersonal communication skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICIATIONS


Candidates with one or more of the following required qualifications may apply:

  • Doctorate or equivalent;
  • Civil servant recruited through the École Polytechnique or ENA or former student of the École Normale Supérieure and ≥ 3 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree from an engineering, business, or management school and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Is a high-level business executive with ≥ 8 years of professional experience.


ACADEMIC RANK & CAREER EVOLUTION

The proposed position is a permanent position. Depending on its experience, the successful candidate will obtain the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor title. The latter is given to the candidates having the French habilitation diploma, HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) or an equivalent international academic experience. To obtain the Full Professor title, one of the conditions is to take the HDR.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Statements of research including proposal (2-4 pages)
  • In-print copies of 3 major publications
  • Teaching experience if any and proposal (2-4 pages)
  • Contact information for two references

For full consideration, applications should be received no later than September 26th 2022.

Contact: yves.jaouen@telecom-paris.fr

Location: Télécom Paris, 19 Place Marguerite Perey, 91120 Palaiseau, France
Application deadline: 26th September, 2022