The JARA Institute for Quantum Information (PGI-11) of Forschungszentrum
Jülich and the Topological Matter Laboratory at the Department of
Physics, University of Cologne, offer a PhD position in the field of
condensed matter physics. The position is partially funded by the
Cluster of Excellence “Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” (ML4Q)
and can start in March 2020 or soon thereafter.
The research project will focus on studying the noise mechanisms in
heterostructures of topological insulators and superconductors, which
are at the heart of many proposals for topological quantum computers.
The main objectives will be to fabricate, characterize, and improve
microwave resonators. To this end, development of and comparison with
theoretical models will also be part of this experimentally-oriented
A master or equivalent degree in physics or electrical engineering (or
related fields) and proficiency in English are required. Prior
experience in low temperature physics, nanofabrication, microwave
electronics and condensed matter physics is beneficial.
Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Cologne aim to employ
more women in this area and therefore particularly welcome applications
from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
The application material should include:
- short letter of motivation (<1 page)
- CV & transcripts
- contact details (names & emails) of two possible referees
For further information, or to submit an application, please contact one
of us by email. Review of applications will start immediately and
continue until the position is filled.