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

Job Offers within MCQST

Browse the open positions in various groups within MCQST.

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.

Student assistants to help with Virtual Conference Organisation | TUM

We are looking for motivated students to help with the organization of the online scientific conference Quantum Information Processing (QIP) 2021 - the premier annual meeting for theoretical quantum information research.
The virtual event is hosted by TUM and MCQST.

See the job announcement for details.

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.

PhD and Postdoctoral positions for the experimental realization of quantum radar | WMI

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

The positions are offered in a multidisciplinary collaboration with partners from science and industry. You will experimentally investigate novel radar paradigms in illumination type sensing based on propagating quantum microwaves. Your work is embedded into the quantum technology network formed by the WMI, the Excellence Cluster MCQST, the TU München, the EU Quantum Flagship project QMiCS, and several companies working on quantum technology in the Munich area.

See the full job announcements below for futher details:

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.

PhD Position - Implementation of optical approaches in microwave quantum memory systems | WMI

Dr. Nadezhda Kukharchyk is looking for motivated PhD applicants to join the project entitled "Implementation of optical approaches in microwave quantum memory systems". The project is funded by Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology and will be carried out at the Walter-Meißner Institut.

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.

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

Job Offers outside MCQST

Browse job offers from our partners and QST Industry.

PhD position for Quantum Simulation with Quantum Computers | Volkswagen Data:Lab

Work Environment

The Munich based Volkswagen Data:Lab is the gateway to the newest technology and research for the entire Volkswagen Group, the largest car manufacturer in the world. We fulfill this mission by closely monitoring technology trends, shaping the best of them into products, and carrying out novel research. We are looking to grow the Data:Lab by adding experts in their field who would like to solve today’s most challenging problems and apply the solutions globally.

You will be joining the quantum computing team in Munich. This team is dedicated to finding applications of quantum computing within the Volkswagen Group, as well as doing fundamental research on the algorithms and machines that drive these applications. The ultimate goal of the quantum computing 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
  • Meet with and understand the business use-cases of the relevant departments within the Volkswagen Group
  • Build up a codebase for quantum chemistry, especially for battery research and execute experiments on state-of-the-art NISQ quantum processors

Your Qualifications

  • Successfully finished Masters degree in physics, chemistry or equivalent subject
  • Successfully finished classes in quantum theory, quantum information and computing
  • Knowledge of quantum chemistry, especially of the associated numerical methods (DFT, HF, CI, CC)
  • Good programming skills in Python/C++/R or equivalent, and version control (Git)
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of German a plus but not required

For questions please contact: Martin.Leib(at)volkswagen.de

To apply for the position visit here.

PhD position for Quantum Optimisation | Volkswagen Data:Lab

Work Environment

The Munich based Volkswagen Data:Lab is the gateway to the newest technology and research for the entire Volkswagen Group, the largest car manufacturer in the world. We fulfill this mission by closely monitoring technology trends, shaping the best of them into products, and carrying out novel research. We are looking to grow the Data:Lab by adding experts in their field who would like to solve today’s most challenging problems and apply the solutions globally.

You will be joining the quantum computing team in Munich. This team is dedicated to finding applications of quantum computing within the Volkswagen Group, as well as doing fundamental research on the algorithms and machines that drive these applications. The ultimate goal of the quantum computing team is to bring quantum advantage to reality as soon as possible.

Your Tasks

  • Identify quantum computing use-cases within the current and future business areas of the Volkswagen Group and meet with the relevant business partners
  • Develop new and improve established quantum algorithms for optimisation
  • Implement these algorithms on state-of-the-art quantum processors

Your Qualifications

  • Successfully finished Masters degree in physics, computer science, mathematics, or equivalent
  • Successfully finished classes in quantum theory, quantum information and computing
  • Knowledge of combinatorial/discrete optimization and complexity theory
  • Good programming skills in Python/C++/R or equivalent, and version control (Git)
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of German a plus but not required

For questions please contact: Martin.Leib(at)volkswagen.de

To apply for the position visit here.

Systems Engineer and Project Manager in Quantum Technologies (m/f/d) | OHB System AG

For permanent employment the Predevelopment, Studies & Proposals department at OHB System AG in Oberpfaffenhofen is looking for a Systems Engineer and Project Manager in Quantum Technologies (m/f/d).

See the full job announcement for futher details.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Bettina Heim at bettina.heim(at)ohb.de

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.

Open positions at AWS Quantum Computing

The team at Amazon Web Services Quantum Computing is offering a number of open positions in different areas of Quantum Science and Technology including (and not limited to) quantum engineering, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, quantum optics, condensed matter, applications and others. For more information check out their website here.

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

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!


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