Postdoc for the development of quantum computing applications

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc for the development of quantum computing applications

Remuneration Group 13 | Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: APPO012/2021 | Deadline: 27.02.2022 | Full-time/Part-time

DESY, with more than 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The position is within the newly founded Center for Quantum Technology Applications (CQTA) in Zeuthen. The activities include the development of quantum computing applications and running simulations on quantum hardware.

About your role:
• Development of quantum computing applications within the Center for Quantum Technology Application in Zeuthen
• Development of quantum algorithms and performing simulations on quantum hardware

About you:
• PhD in physics, mathematics or quantum information theory or equivalent qualifications
• Expertise in quantum computing applications, in particular in hybrid quantum/classical quantum algorithms
• Experience in running quantum algorithms on quantum hardware
• Knowledge in optimization algorithms

Good reasons to join:
Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.

For further information please contact Dr. Karl Jansen at +49 33762 77286 (
Please submit your complete application documents, CV, a research statement and three referee letters through our online portal.

Additional application documents can be uploaded at this address:

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392