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PhD position - theory of superconducting circuits and related quantum technologies

Advertising institute: PGI-11
Reference number: D025/2018, Theoretical condensed matter physics

A fully-funded PhD position is available immediately at the JARA Institute for Quantum Information of the Jülich Research Center (Germany). The doctoral projects will focus on theoretical studies of physical implementations of quantum information processing, such as superconducting qubits, and related enabling quantum technologies. The projects will be supervised by Dr. Catelani and will involve collaborations with leading experimental groups, in particular based in Aalto University (Finland). In addition to salary, travel funds will be provided to visit the collaborators as well as conferences and schools.

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in theoretical condensed matter physics or a related field and proficiency in English are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in quantum transport, superconductivity, and related topics, but strong candidates from other fields are encouraged to apply.

The application material should include:

  • short letter of motivation (<1 page)
  • CV & transcripts
  • contact details (names & emails) of two possible referees

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact Dr. Gianluigi Catelani by email at
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Gianluigi Catelani
JARA Institute for Quantum Information (PGI-11)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich