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Advertising division: PGI-8 - Quantum Control
Reference number: 2018-373

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The Quantum Control Division of the Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-8) develops theoretical methods for the manipulation of quantum systems to improve the understanding of quantum dynamics, as well as the results of experiments and the performance of quantum technologies. Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Director of PGI-8, is one of the spiritual fathers of the quantum technology flagship of the European Commission and is significantly involved with his department. Prof. Calarco is also Chairman of the Quantum Community Network, a newly established panel of flagship governance, and a network of high-profile members of the quantum technology community. In the project "PASQuanS", new methods for simulations are to be found in order to be able to deal with questions of statistical physics and materials research, for example.
Further information about the flagship can be found here: https://qt.eu/

We are looking to recruit a

PostDoc for the Quantum Flagship project PASQuanS

Your Job:

  • Development of methods for optimal control of quantum many-body systems
  • Investigation of the limits to classical simulatability of complex quantum dynamics
  • Application of optimization algorithms to ultracold atom experiments
  • Deployment of quantum optimal control as a „cloud service“ within the Quantum Flagship project PASQuanS (Programmable Large-Scale Simulation of Quantum Systems)
  • Supervision of students within the Institute of Quantum Control at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Your Profile:

  • Scientific degree and subsequent doctorate in physics, chemistry, computer science or mathematics
  • Working knowledge of numerical techniques applied to quantum physics
  • Research experience on quantum many-body systems
  • Familiarity with quantum control methods is desired
  • Ability to work within an international collaboration involving theory and experiment

Our Offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).


Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 16.12.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2018-373: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.