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Join us

If you are motivated to work at the frontier of atomic physics and quantum science, and you are excited about the topics in the Research page, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are an equal opportunity employer: members of all underrepresented groups are welcome.

Bachelor and Master students

If you are interested in experimental atomic physics, quantum optics as well as quantum simulation and information consider to join our group for your thesis or internship! Possible projects include optical setup design, hardware programming and AMO physics simulation, electronics design and prototyping, etc. More information can be found here .
Students from EU universities who are interested in an internship can apply for financial supported through the Erasmus+ program.
Don't hesitate to contact us at arquslab (AT) units (DOT) it.

Available internship projects:

  • Optical aberration compensation using a phase-only spatial light modulator (SLM)
  • Construction of a stable infrared DFB laser for optical (re)pumping of Yb
  • Development of an atom sorting protocol for entropy reduction in tweezer-trapped atom arrays
  • Realization of a near-concentric cavity for the enhanced detection of infrared photons
  • Construction of a compact laser shutter system using a DC motor and 3D printing

  • PhD students

    We are always keen on hearing from students interested in joining our group.
    The University of Trieste offers PhD scholarships starting in November. Please be aware that the application deadline is usually in late Spring. Information on the PhD program in Physics can be found on the University of Trieste website.
    The University of Naples also offers a PhD program in Quantum Technologies in collaboration with CNR, which qualifies for carrying out experimental projects in Trieste. The PhD course presentation can be found here. Contact us at arquslab (AT) units (DOT) it for any questions!


    We currently have an opening for a postdoc starting in mid-2024 on the ytterbium experiment. The position is funded for a minimum of 2 years by the Horizon 2020 ERC Starting Grant OrbiDynaMIQs. If you are interested or you would like to know more, please get in touch with Francesco Scazza.

    We are always keen on hearing from postdocs interested in joining our group. We will advertize here any funded positions. In addition, there are other funding routes available to carry out postdoctoral research work in Trieste, including:

  • TRIL scholarship (ICTP)
  • Marie-Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowships

  • We are always happy to support outstanding candidates to work in our group through any of the above Fellowships, contact us at arquslab (AT) units (DOT) it if you are interested!

    Where to find us

    Area Science Park
    You can find us in the CNR building near Elettra Sincrotrone
    at the Area Science Park campus of Basovizza!

    ArQuS Laboratory
    c/o CNR Edificio Q2 - Area Science Park Basovizza
    34149 Trieste - IT
    Phone: +39 040 375 6415
    E-mail: arquslab (AT) units (DOT) it