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 the MCQST community an overview of different career opportunities in our research groups, at partner institutes, or industry.


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

01 Postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum computing with superconducting qubits | WMI

At the Walther-Meissner-Institute (WMI) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities located at the Campus Garching near Munich in Germany we are seeking a

Postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum computing with superconducting qubits

The research will be centered 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. The work is part of the new research group at the WMI led by Stefan Filipp.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is eager to take on responsibility in the design, fabrication and/or characterization of scalable superconducting qubit and hybrid systems. The successful candidate will work within a growing team embedded in the diverse research activities at the WMI on quantum circuits and communication, hybrid quantum devices and magnetic materials at low temperatures as well as in the quantum technology network of the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology. The quantum activities of the nearby world-class research groups at the TU Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, of the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and of the high-performance Leibniz Rechenzentrum provide an ideal environment for basic and applied research on future quantum technologies with close links to several companies operating in this field in the Munich area.

Candidates applying for this position are expected to hold a PhD degree in physics or a similar field of study with a solid background in quantum information processing. The candidate should have proven expertise in the experimental control of systems for quantum information processing at microwave frequencies and cryogenic temperatures including skills in instrumentation and measurement or expertise in micro- and nanofabrication. Prior experience with superconducting quantum circuits is an advantage.

In addition, the following skills are highly desired:

  • Expertise in microwave engineering using FEM simulation tools (such as Ansys HFSS).
  • Experience in cryogenics and the operation of dilution refrigerators.
  • Proficiency in coding of control and analysis software (preferably in Python).
  • Ability to conduct independent work and assume responsibility within a larger team.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn independently about new areas and technologies.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.


Diversity

We are determined to build an inclusive culture that encourages and values the diverse voices of all members of the research team embracing the full diversity of gender identities, cultures and ideologies to do finest research. Disabled candidates with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration according to the SGB IX.


How to apply

Candidates are invited to send their application documents to Dr. Stefan Filipp at sfilipp@wmi.badw.de, Professor at the TU Munich and Director of the Walther-Meissner-Institute (starting May 2020).

Please send your application documents including your CV, a publication list, relevant transcripts and a brief cover letter explaining your motivation in a single PDF file. Please also provide for a reference letter sent directly to the email stated above. The intended contract duration is 2 years with possibility of extension.

The position is available immediately, applications will be taken into further consideration until the position is filled.


Data Protection Information

When you apply for a position with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW), you are submitting personal information. Please take note of the data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of the BAdW. More information can be found at http://badw.de/die-akademie/service-und-jobs.html#c3843.

02 Werkstudentin/Werkstudenten für das PhotonLab

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, ein international ausgerichtetes Laserforschungsinstitut mit Sitz in Garching bei München, sucht ab sofort für das Schülerlabor PhotonLab eine/n Werkstudentin/Werkstudenten (m/w/d) 8 -15 Stunden/Woche.

Das PhotonLab ist eine Kooperationseinrichtung von MPQ, LMU und MCQST und seit 2011 die Anlaufstelle für alle, die etwas über Licht lernen wollen. Mehr als 2000 Besucher zählt das Schülerlabor jedes Jahr. Neben einem Vortrag über die Natur des Lichtes, ist das Highlight das selbständigen Experimentieren im Labor. Hierbei können bis zu 20 Schüler nach kurzen Einweisungen selbst mit Lasern einige grundlegende Techniken der Laserphysik ausprobieren, oder physikalische Phänomene des Lichts entdecken.

Ihr Aufgabengebiet beinhaltet:

  • Mitarbeit bei Wartung und Aufbau der Experimente im Schülerlabor
  • Erstellen und Überarbeitung von Anleitungen
  • Unterstützung bei Veranstaltungen

Wir wünschen uns:

StudentIn der Physik (auch Lehramt)

  • Sicherheit im Umgang mit MS Office
  • Sehr gute Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch
  • Selbständiger, eigenverantwortlicher und gewissenhafter Arbeitsstil
  • Souveräne, freundliche und kommunikationsstarke Persönlichkeit

Das bieten wir Ihnen:

  • Vergütung erfolgt entsprechend Befähigung und fachlicher Eignung gemäß Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst bis max. EG 4, Sozialleistungen entsprechenden Regelungen des öffentlichen Dienstes (Bundesdienst)
  • Möglichkeit zur Weiterbildung
  • Angenehmes Betriebsklima; offene, anregende, dynamische und internationale Atmosphäre; wissenschaftliches Flair

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft strebt nach Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Vielfalt. Wir begrüßen Bewerbungen jeden Hintergrunds. Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.


Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt, dann bewerben Sie sich bitte mit Ihren aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bei Dr. Silke Stähler-Schöpf via staehler-schoepf@mpq.mpg.de.

Outside MCQST

01 Quantum Information Science - Faculty Position | Leiden University, Lorentz Institute

The Leiden Institute of Physics is searching a new faculty member in the area of quantum information science, to be appointed within the Lorentz Institute for theoretical physics. For this position they are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the research initiative in quantum algorithms and their applications to problems in physics, chemistry, and computer science.

The Institute offers a tenure track appointment as assistant professor that upon successful performance will lead to promotion to a tenured position as associate professor and upon continued growth to promotion to full professor. It offers a clear and inviting career path, support in the development of your personal and professional skills, and an attractive start-up package. Learning Dutch is actively supported through departmentally funded courses.

Locally the position will be embedded in the Applied Quantum Algorithms group, that involves researchers from the Leiden Institutes of Physics and Computer Science. Nationally the group is partner of the Quantum Software Consortium, a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the universities of Amsterdam, Leiden and Delft, with backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, engineering and physics. The groups shares students and postdocs with QuTech in Delft, where ideas on quantum hardware are being tried out.The Lorentz Institute is affiliated with the Lorentz Center, which hosts workshops on topics of current interest and helps create a stimulating research environment.


Application before March 15, 2020 is encouraged.
Applications will be reviewed through 2020 until the position is filled.

Please contact Carlo Beenakker - beenakker[at]ilorentz.org for information and to apply.

Application should contain: a cover letter, a CV with a link to your Google Scholar page, a research plan, and names of three persons who can be contacted for a reference.

Links:
Official vacancy announcement
Leiden Institute of Physics
Lorentz Institute
Applied Quantum Algorithms Initiative

02 Senior Quantum Computing Expert for Quantum Chemistry Applications | Volkswagen Data:Lab

The Munich based Volkswagen Data:Lab is the gateway for the newest technology and research results into the entire Volkswagen Group, the largest car manufacturer in the world. It fulfills this mission by closely monitoring technology trends, shaping the best of them into products, and carrying out novel research. This position is best suited for experts in their field who would like to work on today’s most challenging problems and apply the solutions globally.

You would be joining the quantum team which is dedicated to find suitable applications for quantum computing within the Volkswagen group as well as doing fundamental research on the algorithms that drive these applications. The ultimate goal of the quantum team is to bring quantum advantage to reality as soon as possible.

Your tasks

• Develop quantum algorithms in close collaboration with our chemistry research departments to speed up or enable simulation
• Build up a codebase for quantum chemistry, especially for battery research and execute experiments on state of the art NISQ hardware


Your qualifications

• Advanced degree in informatics, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or equivalent subject
• Expert knowledge of quantum chemistry, especially of the associated numerical methods (DFT, HF, CI, CC)
• Expert knowledge of quantum computing, especially algorithms for quantum chemistry (quantum phase estimation, quantum imaginary time evolution, variational quantum algorithms)
• Knowledge of error correction/mitigation techniques
• Knowledge of tensor network techniques for quantum chemistry
• Knowledge of de-quantization techniques for quantum simulation
• Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, C, C++, C#
• Motivation to learn new programming languages, both classical and quantum
• Knowledge of optimization problems and algorithms desired
• Knowledge of graph theory, matrix calculations, machine learning and deep learning
• Advanced experience with Unix/Linux and Windows
• Experience in programming with a GPU
• Goal-oriented, analytical and able to work independently
• Flexible, proactive and creative with the ability to work productively in a team
• Highly motivated and resilient with the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
• Enthusiastic about working with new technologies
• Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of German a plus but not required
• Experience in MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)


Contact

Dr. Martin Leib
martin.leib[at]volkswagen.de
Quantum Scientist
Volkswagen Data:Lab

03 Stellenangebot – Patentanwaltskandidat (m/w/d)

Leinweber & Zimmermann ist eine international tätige Patentanwaltskanzlei in München. Auf der Grundlage der jahrzehntelangen Erfahrungen unserer Kanzlei auf nahezu allen technischen Gebieten, mit Ausnahme der organischen Chemie, bieten wir unseren Mandanten kompetente Beratung und Vertretung in den Verfahren vor den zuständigen Ämtern und Gerichten.

Wir suchen ab dem nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine(n)
Patentanwaltskandidaten (m/w/d)
zur Ausbildung zum deutschen und europäischen Patentanwalt.

Ihre Aufgaben:
· Begleitung von Erfindungen von der Idee bis zum Schutzrecht
· Mitwirkung in zweiseitigen Verfahren vor den Ämtern und Gerichten
· Unterstützung bei der Beratung in- und ausländischer Mandanten

Ihr Profil:
· Abgeschlossenes Studium oder Promotion in den Fachrichtungen Physik, Elektrotechnik oder Maschinenbau
· Sehr gute akademische Leistungen
· Freude an der Auseinandersetzung mit technischen Innovationen
· Gewandtheit in der deutschen und der englischen Sprache

Traditionell bilden wir unsere Kandidaten mit dem Ziel einer langfristigen Zusammenarbeit aus. Deswegen stehen für uns ein hohes Ausbildungsniveau und ein kooperatives Arbeitsumfeld im Vordergrund.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Bewerbung!


Kontaktdaten:


Dr. Christina Kraus
Leinweber & Zimmermann
Viktualienmarkt 8
80331 München

Tel.: 089 – 23 11 24 0
Email: mail[a]leinweber-zimmermann.com

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