15 PhD positions available in the field of Quantum Simulations

The European Training Network (ETN) “MOQS – Molecular Quantum Simulations” provides an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training of 15 PhD candidates (‘early-stage researchers’). The consortium brings together the expertise to prepare the candidates in the multiple disciplines required for the emerging field of quantum simulations of molecular structure and dynamics, at the crossroad of chemistry, solid-state and quantum optical physics, computer science, quantum information and quantum control.

The positions are open from 1 November 2020 to 1 December 2020. Expected starting dates from 1 March 2021 to October 2021 or upon agreement - see individual project descriptions for more information.

Open positions:


  • Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility(i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment.

  • Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. (Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status are not taken into account.)

  • Researchers must be in the first four years of their research careers (FTE equivalent) and not yet hold a doctoral degree.

  • For all recruitments, the eligibility of the researcher will be determined at the date of their first recruitment in the action. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the lifetime of the action, even if they are re-recruited at another beneficiary.

  • ‘Date of recruitment’ means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action. (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract).

There are no exceptions to these rules.

How to apply

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