Postdoctoral position in Quantum Engineering

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Chalmers University of Technology
15 April, 2016


Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg SE-41296

Open position 
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in quantum engineering / experimental physics, for a project on superconducting quantum circuits and microwave parametric resonators. 

The postdoc is expected to help us reach some of the research goals of the group, which include the demonstration of novel nonclassical states of microwave radiation; generation of multipartite entangled qubit states in circuit-QED; parametric amplification and frequency conversion at the quantum limit; control of parametric instabilities; application of microwave frequency combs to circuit-QED; and single-shot qubit readout. Our work is done in a collaborative environment including theoretical physicists and other experimentalists.

Some teaching and research supervision at the graduate level may be included for the sake of strengthening the postdoc's pedagogical qualifications.

Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) 
Our research group belongs to the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory (QPD Lab), at the MC2 Department. QDP has a dozen faculty and about 30 students and postdocs doing research on novel electronic components on the micrometer and nanometer scales: low- and high-critical-temperature superconducting devices, nanodevices, graphene, oxide materials, and spin-active materials. We explore the quantum properties of electrons, fluxoids, spin, photons, surface phonons, molecules, and materials; we use our devices for applications in, e.g., quantum computing, ultrasensitive amplification of microwaves, magnetic sensing in biology, and space-based radiation detectors for cosmology.  We have all the most modern equipment for microwave experiments at low temperatures.  

The MC2 Department hosts some 200 researchers in seven laboratories, including the large, state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom with twenty-odd permanent staff members.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).



• PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
• Fluency in English, oral and written
• Interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently

Desired experiences:

• Microwave design and measurement techniques, electronics, cryogenics, nanofabrication, computerized modeling and data analysis, programming, quantum physics, quantum optics, laser physics, solid-state physics, superconductivity, quantum information science

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Application procedure
In the e-recruitment system, please name the documents according to the formats below, including the Ref. No. 20160088, and upload only pdf files. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped). 

  1. Personal cover letter (1-2 pages) 
    “APPLICATION Surname 20160088”
  2. CV and list of publications
    “CV Surname 20160088”
  3. Other supporting files
    If not already included in your cover letter or CV, here please provide,
        • contact information of at least one reference person,
        • weblinks to your best publications (up to 3) and your PhD thesis, if available,
        • other certificates, if applicable (e.g. TOEFL, diploma, grades)

Application deadline: 15 April 2016

Contact person
Asst. Prof. Jonas Bylander
jonas [dot] bylander [at] chalmers [dot] se

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