PhD student working on project Quantum electrodynamics and Quantum optics

The employed PhD student will do theoretical and experimental research in the areas of classical and quantum electrodynamics, electrodynamics of media, accelerator physics, quantum optics and particle physics. The emphasis will be on quantum and coherent effects in radiation and scattering of charged particles in EM fields and matter: Cherenkov radiation, transition radiation, Smith–Purcell radiation, nonlinear Compton scattering, undulator radiation, etc. The employee will develop theoretical models, and carry out modeling in a software package (Mathlab, Mathematica, etc.). It is also planned that the PhD student will participate in measurement experiments with beams of electron microscopes and particle accelerators, and in the future (starting from the second or third year of PhD school) will play a leading role in such experiments. If the applicant for the PhD position has theoretical education, it will be necessary to master the basic skills of experimental work. If the applicant has an experimental background, it will be required to study the theory to carry out calculations and modeling. In both cases, the research team will provide support and guidance.


  • work on current scientific projects and publishing scientific papers;
  • participation in educational activities (teaching practical classes, supervising projects of Bachelor’s students);
  • submitting applications for grants, scholarships, awards;
  • supervising a student;
  • representing the Faculty and sharing the work results at conferences and meetings. 


  • basic physical or mathematical education (theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, accelerator physics, optics, etc.);
  • good grades in major subjects;
  • knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics;
  • willingness to actively participate in experiments;
  • experience of work in a research group or research work in theoretical physics, optics, photonics, or physics of accelerators;
  • skills in software packages, for instance, Mathlab and Mathematica; 
  • experience of presenting at conferences; 
  • knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or a higher level, as writing papers in English is supposed;
  • information analysis skills and decision-making skills;
  • well-developed communication skills;
  • pursuit of excellence; 
  • papers published in scientific journals would be an advantage;
  • papers published as a first author would be an advantage.


  • young and professional team of Faculty employees, friendly environment;
  • active collaboration with leading researchers all over the world: USA, Europe, Asia and Australia;
  • opportunity to travel to international conferences, business trips to foreign colleagues, starting from the first year of PhD school;
  • fast professional growth;
  • opportunity of an increase in salary by winning PhD scholarships and grants during education. The actively working PhD students of our Faculty usually have high chances of success in such competitions;
  • strong corporate culture at the Faculty: weekly volleyball with colleagues, table tennis, New Year's corporate party, English courses, etc;
  • work in the historic center of St. Petersburg.
From 40 000 rubles according to the results of the interview

Russia, St. Petersburg, Lomonosova str. 9