Come to the cutting edge of quantum technology – join our multi-talented, collaborative team working toward the common goal of building a quantum computer. You will be part of the most exciting things happening in this field, such as the EU Flagship on Quantum Technology and the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology.

About us
Our ambitious goals at Chalmers are to build a quantum computer with 100 superconducting qubits, and to apply it to real computational problems that cannot be efficiently solved on a conventional computer. Such computationally hard problems are found, e.g., in optimization, machine learning, quantum chemistry, materials science, etc. 

These efforts are supported by the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) and the OpenSuperQ project of the EU Flagship on Quantum Technology. Several industrial companies interested in applications of quantum computing are members of WACQT and OpenSuperQ, and they are developing relevant use cases in collaboration with us.

Building a quantum computer requires a multi-disciplinary effort between experimental and theoretical physicists, electrical and microwave engineers, computer scientists, software engineers, and researchers within materials science and nanotechnology. We are developing the superconducting quantum devices and control circuits, firmware, and methods required to create prototype quantum computers. We work in close collaboration between the experimentalists in the Quantum Technology Laboratory (QTL) and the theorists at the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQPL). The theorists help model the hardware and develop application use cases for the quantum processor. Our team currently has about 50 members – faculty, permanent research staff, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and master’s / undergraduate students (experiments, theory, software) – and is expanding.

Our department is host to the state-of-the-art MC2 Nanotechnology Laboratory cleanroom, and our measurement lab at QTL is well equipped with cryogenic and microwave electronic equipment. Our qubits are state of the art. We are in a position to build and operate a quantum processor!

We are now seeking to fill POSTDOCTORAL positions at the Quantum Technology Laboratory, with focus on

Design, verification, validation, and characterization of superconducting quantum processors.

You will be part of a team with the mission to demonstrate NISQ algorithms on ever larger and more accurate quantum processors, in close collaboration with the use-case development and modeling work in our theory team and with the superconductor quantum technology and process development team. The work involves the design of quantum processors and has a focus on device verification and validation by experimental, numerical, and theoretical analysis methods.

The ideal candidate has expertise in experimental quantum computing, microwave quantum optics, or related fields of experimental physics, quantum optimal control and quantum information science, high-speed electronics, microwave electronics, and cryogenic techniques.

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About You
You have a PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, or equivalent
• Your verbal and written communication skills in English are very good
• You are motivated for a career in quantum technology, be it in academia or at an institute or company
• You have a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. You are self-motivated, pay attention to detail, and possess a problem-solving analytical ability. You are willing to help supervise PhD students

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension for a maximum of two years.
In exceptional cases we can offer a permanent researcher or senior researcher position.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200148 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, including a complete list of publications
• Contact information of at least one reference person

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: Please register your application as soon as possible. Interviews will be held continuously, and hiring decisions will be made starting July 7.

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Jonas Bylander, MC2/QT
Phone: +46 31 7725132

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!