RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Applied physicsPhysics › Quantum mechanicsPhysics › Solid state physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/06/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Saarbrücken
Switzerland › Rüschlikon
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER765267
Within the EC-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovate Training Network ‘Quantum-enhanced Sensing via Quantum Control’ (QUSCO) we are looking for a talented, skilled and highly motivated candidate interested in implementation of quantum computing in 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.
This project offers the unique possibility to directly interface between experiment and theory: The PhD student will be working first at the Saarland University on theoretical optimal control and system identification before bringing in the acquired theory expertise to IBM Research – Zurich in the second part of the PhD. During both periods, the student will be supervised by Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch at the Saarland University and will have the opportunity to obtain a degree there. The project ties in directly with the IBM efforts to operate and make accessible a practical quantum computer.
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 Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (email@example.com) and Stefan Filipp (firstname.lastname@example.org). Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
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. He/she should be curious to learn more about mathematical control theory and advanced data analysis methods such as Bayesian inference or machine learning. Good knowledge of at least one of Python, Matlab, and C++ is desired. The candidate should be open to learn connecting to hands-on experimentation and understand instrumentation and its software interface. Due to EC regulations the successful candidate must not have been resident of Germany or Switzerland for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
EURAXESS offer ID: 258585
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