Junior Research Group Leader - Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The “Quantum Valley Lower Saxony“ (QVLS-Q1) research consortium, a collaboration between TU Braunschweig, Leibniz University Hannover and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), aims at realizing a 50-qubit quantum computer based on trapped ions.

The consortium invites applications for the position of a Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d) in Cloud-based Quantum Technologies (Salary Scale 14 TV-L, 100 %) at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to 3 years with a possibility of extension. The location is Hannover.

The control of quantum states of trapped ions is one of the most advances approached on the way towards error tolerant programmable quantum computers. Based on chip technology for ion traps in combination with microwave control, a 50-Qubit-System will be built in QVLS-Q1. Expert teams will focus on all aspects from chip design and fabrication with integrated optics and electronics to electronic circuit design, laser technology and software design for various applications.

We are part of an excellent research environment with access to the unique infrastructure of the whole consortium. The team is working in an excellent national and international network and is participating – besides QVSL-Q1 – in important large collaborative projects including the Excellence Cluster “QuantumFrontiers”.

Responsibilities and duties

The successful candidate will lead a research team advancing methods for control and optimization of a cloud-based quantum computer and developing a software platform to provide access to the quantum computing hardware within QVLS-Q1 and beyond. The group receives funding for 3 PhD positions (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) plus additional funds for materials and equipment.

Employment conditions

  • Scientific university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in Physics or Computer Science
  • PhD degree and previous postdoctoral experience is expected
  • Background in quantum computing and/or quantum many-body physics paired with experiences in software development would be advantageous
  • High level of personal motivation, responsibility and continuous learning abilities
  • Pronounced communication and team building capabilities
  • Openness to work in a diverse, international working environment
  • Very good knowledge of the English (and possibly German) language
  • Willingness to perform research in partner labs at various locations when necessary

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men.

Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your application with supporting documents by June 7th, 2021 quoting the reference number T4.3 to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
QVLS-Q1, Dr. Bernd Jungbauer
Callinstr. 36
30167 Hannover

or by email to: jobs@qvls.de

For further information, please contact PD Dr. H. Weimer
(Email: hweimer@itp.uni-hannover.de). Additional information on QVLS-Q1 can be found on the website: https://www.qvls.de/en/

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021