PhD position - theory of superconducting circuits and related quantum technologies

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Application deadline: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

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. The doctoral degree will be awarded by RWTH Aachen University.

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 be emailed to Dr. Gianluigi Catelani ( and include:
- short letter of motivation (<1 page)
- CV & transcripts
- contact details (names & emails) of two possible referees

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.