7. februar 2022

PhD fellowship in experimental superconducting qubit development

PhD Fellowship:

We are seeking candidates for a PhD fellowship in the field of experimental superconducting qubit development, with a focus on new approaches to superconducting qubits using hybrid superconductor/semiconductor Josephson junctions for realizing protected qubit encodings.

Phd studerende på Center for Quantum Devices ved Niels Bohr Institutet

The project is sponsored by the US Army Research Office and will take place at the Center for Quantum Devices, located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and is part of a new international collaboration between University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Colorado Boulder (USA) and Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada).

Applicants should hold a masters or undergraduate degree in physics, preferably with relevant experimental experience.

The project involves low-temperature physics experiments in cryofree dilution refrigerators, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, nanofabrication of superconducting qubits and semiconducting devices, data analysis, advanced programming, device modeling and simulations and close interactions with theoretical collaborators. Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The position is open from 1 June 2022 or by arrangement. The duration of the PhD Programme is three years.
To allow for visa issues, we recommend those outside the EU plan on a start date of 1 August 2022. Other arrangements are possible, please raise these matters in discussion with the committee.

Description of the scientific environment:
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

A central aspect of the position will be international travel between the different nodes.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in superconducting qubit development
  • Good language skills

The deadline for applications is 6 March 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

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