Quantum Researcher for Superconducting Quantum Computers (m/f/d)

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to shape the future of quantum computing? With superconducting quantum computers on the verge, we want to strengthen our research at the Walther-Meißner-Institute (WMI – wmi.badw.de) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Technical University of Munich (http://www.tum.de) and offer several positions within the Munich Quantum Valley (http://www.munich-quantum-valley.de) and the German quantum computing project MUNIQC-SC (t1p.de/8c6h).

How you will support us:
You will work in an international growing team focusing on quantum technology and computing with superconducting qubits.
You will take on responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:
Fabrication of high-coherence quantum circuits and the investigation of novel materials, fabrication processes and surface treatments.
Investigation of alternative qubit approaches.
Automation, gate optimization, calibration and benchmarking.
Readout optimization.
Architecture, design and fabrication of 3D-integrated quantum processors.
Full-stack system integration, setup, characterization and operation.
You will work at the intersection of basic science and technology development and closely interact with project partners at universities, research organizations, and companies.
You will actively participate in outreach events and present your results at conferences, workshops and in research publications.

Your profile:
You have a solid background in the design, the fabrication and/or the control and characterization of quantum systems.
You hold a PhD degree in physics, engineering or material science.
You have excellent skills in instrumentation and measurement and/or expertise in micro- and nano-fabrication and like to push technology to its limit to realize highest quality scalable quantum systems with up to 100 qubits.
Ideally you have gathered experience in working with superconducting quantum circuits.
You have experience in cryogenics and the operation of dilution refrigerators.
You are an independent worker and bring in creative ideas into a larger team.
You like to work in an academic setting with a technology-oriented innovative mindset.
You have strong communication and writing skills.

What you can expect in return:
A curiosity and technology driven research environment with an international team of scientists and researchers at the Walther-Meißner-Institute and the TU Munich working on superconducting quantum circuits, hybrid quantum systems and magnetic materials.
A position at the Garching Research Campus, one of the most advanced research and education facilities in Europe, with internationally visible research programs in quantum science and technology.
Close connection to the activities of the Munich Quantum Valley with its main goal to build a quantum computer based on different platforms, to develop suitable algorithms and application, and to establish an ecosystem for innovative quantum technologies.
A remuneration according to qualifications and professional suitability in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement of the German federal states (TVL-E13/14, depending on qualification).
Depending on prior expertise and career level, a tenured position or a position that is limited to two years with the intention for further extension and the potential for tenure.

Who we are:
• The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.
Learn more at: https://www.tum.de/en
• The WMI is an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) located at the Campus Garching near Munich. It carries out fundamental and applied research focussing on superconducting quantum circuits for quantum information processing as well as hybrid quantum systems. It plays a key role in the highly visible Munich research efforts on quantum science such as the excellence cluster MCQST.
Learn more at: https://www.wmi.badw.de/
• The WMI also coordinates the superconducting quantum computing activities in the Munich Quantum Valley e.V.. The main goals of the MQV are to build a quantum computing system based on different platforms, to develop suitable algorithms and application, and to establish an ecosystem for innovative quantum technologies.
Learn more at: https://munich-quantum-valley.de

How to apply:
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preferences will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.
Please apply with a cover letter stating the earliest date of entry, CV and copies of your most important certificates in one pdf-file by September 30, 2023 via sekretariat@wmi.badw.de with the subject “2023-KL-PD03”.

Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Technische Physik
Walther-Meißner Straße 8
85748 München