PhD student position at FU Berlin in engineered quantum systems

Job type: 

Application deadline: 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Research group: 

Theory of Engineered Quantum Systems (AG Metelmann)

Job description: Research assistant (PhD-student) with 67% part-time job, limited to 3 years.
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU. Research in theoretical physics, with a focus on the theory of engineered quantum systems and quantum information processing, assistance with teaching at the physics department of the Free University Berlin.

About you: Master degree in physics or equivalent degree is required. Knowledge about open quantum systems theory, basics on quantum optics and its applications. Experience with engineered quantum systems would be desirable, for example superconducting circuits and/or optomechanical systems. In addition, interest in working together with experimental groups, open-mindedness and motivation to communicate in English.

About us: The Emmy Noether research group focuses on the theory of engineered quantum systems. We deal with novel concepts on how to realize nonreciprocal (unidirectional) systems; we explore their fundamental properties and investigate their potential for real-world applications. Nonreciprocal systems are essential in the realm of quantum information science, especially for processing and controlling signals containing only a few photons. Moreover, having control over the direction of the interaction between two systems opens up an interesting route for quantum state transfer protocols, quantum information and feedback control algorithms.

All applications quoting the reference code metelmann_PhD_1 should be addressed no later than June 11th, 2018 as an e-mail to or postal

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Physik
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Dr. A. Metelmann
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)