Job Offers in Quantum Science and Technology

Open positions within and outside the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) are posted here regularly. We aim to offer our community an overview of different career opportunities in our research groups, at partner institutes, or industry. If you are interested in joining a particular research group within MCQST, make sure to check their respective webpages and contact them directly, as many of our groups are always looking for motivated scientists.


If you are looking for talented scientists and would like to have your job offer listed here, please contact Anca Ionescu at anca.ionescu[at]mcqst.de.

Within MCQST

Referent für Kommunikation, Support-Programme und Diversity (m/w/d) | MCQST

Das Exzellenzcluster “Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology” (MCQST) mit Geschäftsstelle an der Fakultät für Physik sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen Referent für Kommunikation, Support-Programme und Diversity (m/w/d).

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Weiterentwicklung und Pflege des Internetauftritts (www.mcqst.de) und der Social-Media Präsenz des Clusters, sowie Erstellung von Newslettern, Flyern, Broschüren und Jahresberichten.
  • Zeitnahe, zielgruppenspezifische Kommunikation von Forschungsleistungen für diverse wissenschaftliche Plattformen und Veranstaltungsformate.
  • Mitarbeit bei der Planung, Organisation und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen, Tagungen und Kongressen.
  • Koordination der clusterinternen Support-Programme, z.B. das Bachelor’s Summer Student Program und START Fellowship.
  • Umsetzung und Monitoring der clusterspezifischen Maßnahmen zur Gleichstellung, Diversität und Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie.

Ihr Profil:

  • Erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master/Diplom), möglichst mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich der Quantenwissenschaften, eine Promotion ist wünschenswert Erfahrung in der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, bevorzugt im Bereich der Wissenschaftskommunikation.
  • Erfahrung in der Erstellung von Texten in deutscher und englischer Sprache Kenntnisse in der Gleichstellungspolitik und im Gleichstellungsrecht.
  • Exzellente Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift.
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse in MS-Office-Anwendungen, Erfahrung im Umgang mit Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen und Content Management Systemen.
  • Organisationsfähigkeit, Kommunikationskompetenz, hohe Eigenmotivation, eine selbständige Arbeitsweise und Teamfähigkeit.

Unser Angebot:

Ihr Arbeitsplatz befindet sich in zentraler Lage in München und ist sehr gut mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen. Wir bieten Ihnen eine interessante und verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeit mit guten Weiterbildungs- und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten.

Die Vergütung richtet sich nach TV-L, Entgeltgruppe E13, nach persönlicher Qualifikation. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/-innen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt. Die Bewerbung von Frauen wird begrüßt. Es besteht grundsätzlich die Möglichkeit zur Teilzeitbeschäftigung. Die Stelle ist zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet mit der Möglichkeit zur Verlängerung bis Ende 2025.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung bis spätestens 15.06.2021 per E-Mail (eine PDF Datei, maximal 5 MB) an Frau Dr. Tatjana Wilk, MCQST General Manager, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, tatjana.wilk[at]lmu.de.

Open Master Thesis - High-frequency microwave structures for quantum sensing | TUM

Open Master Thesis

High-frequency microwave structures for quantum sensing

Manipulating spin states with microwave fields is at the heart of quantum technology. For quantum sensing applications, the nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond has demonstrated unmatched capabilities to measure magnetic fields on the nanoscale. The applications of such unprecedented magnetic field sensors range from probing quantum materials to single-cell NMR microscopy. All sensing schemes developed rely on microwave pulses to manipulate the spin state of the NV center. However, in current magnetometers, only rather rudimentary methods to deliver the microwave are used, often limiting the power or the spectral range of the microwaves available at the NV center position. Further challenges include the limited space for instance when integrating magnetometers with microfluidics or cryostats.

In this thesis, microwave structures in the frequency range from 2-12 GHz shall be designed, addressing these issues by developing innovative antennae and resonators which allow homogeneous high-power and broadband or tunable microwave delivery. You will use state-of the-art simulation software for the design of the systems, build selected structures and test them in a variety of magnetometer applications. Doing this, you will learn the fundamentals of the newest quantum sensing techniques and how to incorporate your designs into the most advanced magnetometers.

The thesis will be co-supervised by Dominik Bucher from the Chemistry Department and Martin Brandt from the Schottky Institut (both at TUM) and will be conducted in close collaboration with a local company.

For interest and more information please contact dominik.bucher[at]tum.de or mbrandt[at]tum.de.

PostDoc or PhD position for the experimental realization of quantum radar | WMI

The Walther Meißner Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) is offering a Postdoctoral researcher or PhD position on the experimental realization of quantum radar.

The position is offered in a multidisciplinary collaboration with partners from science and industry located in the Munich area We aim at the experimental investigation of novel radar paradigms based on propagating quantum microwaves. The work is embedded into the quantum technology network formed by the WMI, the Excellence Cluster MCQST, the TU Munich, the EU Quantum Flagship project QMiCS, and several companies working on quantum technology in the Munich area. The intended contract duration is 3 years.

See the full job announcement for further details.

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Quantum Computing | TUM

The positions are with the group of Robert König and are funded by the ERC project “Enhanced quantum information processing targeting the near tearm” (EQUIPTNT). The goal is to characterize the computational capabilities of near-term quantum devices by studying their potential to yield disruptive boosts in information-processing power. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the design of quantum algorithms, quantum advantage experiments, quantum fault-tolerance, device certification and classical simulation algorithms.

See the job announcement for futher details.

Research Assistant in Experimental Physics of Functional Spin Systems | TUM

The Experimental Physics of Functional Materials (EFS) at Technical University Munich (TUM) is looking to recruit a research assistant (“HiWi”) for 6 months for device fabrication and characterization. The envisioned start date is January or February 2021.

The research project is part of the MCQST excellent cluster. This project specifically focuses on searching for new materials for quantum information technologies. The main task will be to fabricate devices with electron beam lithography on single crystals and characterize them with ferromagnetic resonance techniques. We are looking for a research assistant to support us throughout the process for fabrication of devices.

What we offer:
• You are part of a collaborative effort.
• You will get to know the electron beam lithography and ferromagnetic resonance techniques.

What we are looking for:
• Study in the field of Physics. You are interested in device fabrication and ideally have some prior experience of sample fabrication with lithography or any other technique.
• Workload: 10-20 hours per week.

Applications should be submitted as one single pdf document to Dr. Aisha Aqeel (aisha.aqeel[at]tum.de).
Your application should include:
• Short letter of motivation (less than 1 page)
• CV including methods and software skills

For questions regarding the position, feel free to contact Dr. Aisha Aqeel.

PhD position for designed many-body interactions in superlattices of 2D materials | TUM

A PhD position for the project "Designed many-body interactions in superlattices of 2D materials" is being offered in the group of Dr. Nathan Wilson. This project is funded by the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology and carried out at TUM at the Walter Schottky Institute under Dr. Nathan Wilson and Prof. Dr. Jonathan Finley.

See the full job announcement for futher details.

Interested Master's students are strongly encouraged to inquire about Master's thesis opportunities.

Postdoctoral researcher position in experimental quantum microwave communication & sensing | WMI

The Walther Meißner Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) is offering a Postdoctoral researcher position on the in experimental quantum microwave communication & sensing.

The position is offered as part of the EU Quantum Flagship project QMiCS. In a joint effort between 8 European partners from science and industry, you will experimentally investigate quantum microwaves for applications in communication, distributed quantum computing, and sensing. Your work is embedded into the quantum technology network formed by the WMI, the Excellence Cluster MCQST, and the TU München.

See the full job announcement for futher details.

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Condensed Matter Theory | TUM

The quantum Condensed Matter Theory groups, lead by Michael Knap, Johannes Knolle, Sergej Moroz, Frank Pollmann, and Laurens Vanderstraeten expect to appoint one or more postdoctoral fellows in Fall 2021 (the starting date is flexible). The groups are are looking for candidates who are interested in quantum condensed matter theory including: ultracold atomic gases, quantum materials, strongly correlated electrons, disordered many-body systems, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics, and topological phases of matter.

See the full job announcement for more details.

Quantum Engineer / Researcher | WMI

Join the Bavarian Quantum Technology Initiative!
To support the quantum technology initiative of the federal and the Bavarian government the Filipp group at the Walther-Meissner-Institute (WMI) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is looking for an experienced Quantum Engineer / Researcher (m/w/d) (100%)

If your goal is to explore novel approaches to advance superconducting quantum computing, they would be happy to receive your application. the group is looking for a skilled candidate who likes to take on responsibility in the design, fabrication and/or characterization of scalable superconducting quantum circuits.

See the full job announcement for more details.

Postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum computing with superconducting qubits | WMI

The Filipp Group at the Walther-Meissner-Institute (WMI) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, located at the Campus Garching near Munich in Germany, is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum computing with superconducting qubits.

The research is centred around multi-qubit architectures to study fundamental properties of complex quantum systems and their interaction with the environment, to investigate questions on scalability of solid-state quantum computing platforms, to identify designs that allow for interactions tailored to specific quantum algorithms and/or to improve their coherence and controllability.

See the full job announcement for more details.

Outside MCQST

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) für die Bereiche „Quantenkommunikation“ und „Quantenkryptographie“ | Universität der Bundeswehr München

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)am Forschungsinstitut CODE und der Fakultät für Informatik für die Bereiche „Quantenkommunikation“ und „Quantenkryptographie“im Forschungsprojekt Aufbau, Test und Forschungsbetrieb eines Quantenkommunikationsnetzes mit ausgewählten Anwendungen (MuQuaNet) im Rahmen des Zentrums für Digitalisierungs- und Technologieforschung der Bundeswehr (dtec.bw).

Mehr über die Stelle hier.

Quantum Computing Specialist (f/m/d) | lrz

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ) stands at the forefront of its field as a leadership-class IT service and computing user facility serving Munich’s top universities and colleges as well as research institutions in Bavaria, Germany, and Europe.

The LRZ Quantum Computing Group is a new group of specialists at LRZ dedicated to providing, researching, and advancing quantum computing technologies for the Bavarian and international quantum communities. The QC team provides users with a broad portfolio of resources and services, including quantum simulators, remote access to quantum hardware, scientific consultancy, and education/training.

They are currently looking for a Quantum Computing Specialist.

See the full job announcement for further details.

Project Manager (m/f/d) | IQM Germany

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, with a subsidiary in Munich, Germany.

Project Manager (m/w/d)

By joining IQM, you will enter a deep tech company driving disruptive advancements in Quantum computing. IQM is a world-class team of quantum physicists, engineers, and computer experts working together to create new value for quantum computing. IQM is strongly integrated into the European quantum efforts and our international team is connected to business leaders and high-tech companies around the globe. Together, we aim to shape the future by developing disruptive technologies for quantum computing. IQM has recently established an office in Munich, Germany and is growing their co-design team there.

See the full announcement here.

Quantum Engneer Positions | IQM Germany

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, with a subsidiary in Munich, Germany.

They are currently looking to grow their team in Munich and offer the following positions:

Quantum Engineer/Grant Manager (m/f/d)

Quantum Hardware Engineer (m/f/d)

Senior Quantum Hardware Engineer (m/f/d)

Senior Quantum Software Engineer (m/f/d)

By joining IQM, you will enter a deep tech company driving disruptive advancements in Quantum computing. IQM is a world-class team of quantum physicists, engineers, and computer experts working together to create new value for quantum computing. IQM is strongly integrated into the European quantum efforts and our international team is connected to business leaders and high-tech companies around the globe. Together, we aim to shape the future by developing disruptive technologies for quantum computing. IQM has recently established an office in Munich, Germany and is growing their co-design team there.

Doctoral Candidate (m/f/x) Quantum Radar | Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz develops, produces and markets innovative products for test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing areas. Founded 85 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries.

Join the Test and Measurement Division in München (Germany) at the earliest possible date as a Doctoral Candidate (m/f/x) for Quantum Radar research.

See the full job announcement for further details.

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