PhD position in the Theory of Controlled Quantum Systems

A PhD position has opened in the newly established Theory of Controlled Quantum Systems group at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), led by Mark Mitchison. The group’s research lies at the intersection of open quantum systems, non-equilibrium statistical physics, and quantum information. This position is created in connection with a new MSc in Quantum Science and Technology at TCD, which will train the next generation of quantum scientists in Ireland and connect academic research with the quantum technology industry.

The PhD post is fully funded for four years, with a stipend of 18,000 EUR per year and a generous travel allowance. The project is open-ended, with significant freedom to tailor the research to the skills and interests of the applicant. Possible directions include the study of open quantum systems in strongly interacting environments, thermodynamics of precise quantum control, and non-equilibrium many-body quantum metrology, among numerous other possibilities. More details on the group's current research interests can be found on the website (

The student will become part of a new Quantum Hub at Trinity College Dublin, and will benefit from additional training and professional development via the new MSc in Quantum Science and Technology. TCD is Ireland’s premier university located in the centre of the Irish capital. Dublin is the heart of Ireland’s unique culture, sport, and music, and boasts beautiful beaches and highlands just beyond the city limits.

The position is open to EU or UK students. If you would like to apply or to request additional information please get in touch directly with Mark Mitchison ( Applicants should provide a CV, including the contact details of two references, and up-to-date academic transcripts. Diversity begets creativity, and our goal is to build a diverse team of researchers in order to find creative solutions to some of the most challenging problems in non-equilibrium quantum physics. Women and other members of underrepresented groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.