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Postdoc - Development of scalable superconducting quantum systems


The mission of the newly founded Institute for Functional Quantum Systems (PGI-13) is to create the technological and scientific basis to enable useful quantum computing. We focus on developing quantum devices, improving their coherence and materials, and implementing quantum gates and algorithms. We use superconducting qubits that operate at temperatures close to absolute zero and are controlled by high-speed signals. A key requirement is to preserve high quality quantum operations as we scale. Overcoming these exciting challenges lies at the interface between scientific research and engineering.

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Your Job:

This position focuses on developing, operating, and characterizing superconducting quantum devices. Your tasks in detail are:

  • Development of novel methods for experimentation, fabrication, and characterization
  • Develop gate implementations, benchmarking and algorithms
  • Work on the interdisciplinary challenges in systems engineering
  • Install and improve experimental setups and fabrication tools
  • Supervising and guiding Master and PhD students
  • Active participation in project meetings and events
  • Presenting and publishing the research on an international stage

Your Profile:

  • PhD in physics or related with a background in the field of experimental quantum information
  • Deep knowledge of solid state physics and/or quantum information
  • Experience with microfabrication and/or operating and calibrating quantum systems
  • Experience with hardware interfacing programming in Python
  • Team-oriented and highly motivated to work in an experimental laboratory
  • A background in quantum computing as well as experience with cryogenics, signal delivery, materials optimization, and microwave control are highly preferred qualifications

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • A highly motivated team as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • State-of-the-art scientific and technical infrastructure
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • The opportunity to participate in international conferences and workshops
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours and 30 days of annual leave
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment with the opportunity to take part in making useful quantum computing a reality. The position is initially for a fixed term of 2 years with the possibility of extension to 4 years. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

To apply, please submit a complete CV, letter of motivation, university degree records (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degree), as well as three reference letters.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible.

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Last Modified: 16.11.2022