Come help us build a quantum computer!
We are launching a new research center – WACQT – with the ambitious goal to build a quantum processor with 100 superconducting quantum bits (qubits). Such a quantum processor can outperform any classical computer when applied to many hard computational problems, e.g. optimization, machine learning, quantum chemistry of molecules, materials science, etc. Having contributed to starting the research field of superconducting quantum circuits (1990s), we are now scaling up our efforts to build a quantum computer.

We are now looking for 3 PhD students in experimental quantum computing:
1. Quantum coherence of superconducting qubits and resonators: design, nanofabrication, microwave techniques, measurements, analysis
2. Coupled qubits: manipulation and measurement using quantum-noise limited amplifiers, microwave techniques, high-speed electronics and data processing, analysis
3. Quantum computer scalable infrastructure – hardware and software: microchip integration of coupled qubits with control and read-out circuits, multiplexing methods for simultaneous manipulation and measurement of many qubits, automation, microwave techniques, cryogenics, control electronics

About the Wallenberg center for Quantum technology - WACQT
The Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 10-year initiative aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology (QT). The four pillars of QT are quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum communication, and quantum sensing. The center is funded mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with additional contributions from the participating universities and industry. At Chalmers, the main focus is on building a superconducting quantum computer/simulator and to explore useful applications of quantum computing/simulation. As a PhD student within WACQT you will also be part of the WACQT doctoral school, which includes joint courses and summer/winter schools together with PhD students from other universities in the center.

Quantum Technology Lab
WACQT – Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology

Information about the department
The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibilities are to pursue doctoral studies. The position generally also includes teaching on the undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment, limited to a maximum of five years.

Master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nanotechnology, or equivalent. Very good verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

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

Application procedure
Submit your application as pdf files, marked with Ref 20170601:

CV: (Please name the document: Ref 20170601_Family name_CV)
• CV, including the contact information of two reference persons.

Personal letter: (Please name the document: Ref 20170601_Family name_Application)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.

Other documents:
• Attested transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results
• Master’s and/or bachelor's thesis
• Other optional documents 

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

Application deadline: February 10, 2018, at the earliest, or until the positions are filled.

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Jonas Bylander

Professor Per Delsing

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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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 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!