10/11/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Doctoral researcher position in Quantum Control Methods

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    IBM Research - Zurich
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    PhysicsSolid state physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2017 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Rüschlikon
    Germany › Saarbrücken
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765267

Project description. Within the EC-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovate Training Network ‘Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control’ (QUSCO) we are looking for two talented, skilled and highly motivated candidates interested in quantum information science with superconducting quantum devices. The position entails the development of optimal control methods for superconducting qubits to improve gate fidelities, to optimize system identification and calibration sequences and to investigate the use of optimal control in applications for quantum chemistry and classical optimization problems. The project ties in directly with the IBM efforts to operate and make accessible a practical quantum computer.

This project offers the unique possibility to directly interface between experiment and theory: One PhD student will be located at the IBM Research – Zurich laboratory assisting the experimental team, the second PhD student will be working first at the Saarland University on theoretical aspects before bringing in the acquired theory expertise to IBM Research – Zurich in the second part of the PhD. Both PhD students are supervised by Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch at the Saarland University and will be able to obtain a degree there.

 

 

Selection process

Application. To apply for the position please send your CV, a statement of research interests with a short description of your background, motivation and skills (max. 2 pages) and two reference letters directly sent to Stefan Filipp (sfi@zurich.ibm.com) and Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (fwm@lusi.uni-sb.de). Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are filled.

Additional comments

Diversity. IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us, you will find an open and multicultural environment. Excellent, flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in physics, ideally with a solid background in quantum mechanics and quantum information processing with a focus on superconducting circuits. Specific interest and know-how in instrumentation and software control as well as in numerical computation methods is a prerequisite. Good knowledge of Python and C++ is desired. The candidate must be curious to learn or expand his expertise on microwave engineering, signal processing, low-temperature physics, control and measurement automation, data analysis and coding. Due to EC regulations the successful candidate must not have been resident of the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
IBM Research - Zurich
Switzerland
Rüschlikon
8803
Säumerstrasse 4
1 position(s) available at
Saarland University
Germany
Saarbrücken
66123

EURAXESS offer ID: 258585