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ETH Zurich together with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have recently founded to jointly develop large-scale quantum computers and to foster collaboration between academic and industrial partners in the emerging ecosystem of quantum technologies. A growing team led by Andreas Wallraff and Christopher Eichler from the , at the of ETH Zurich is setting up a new superconducting circuits lab on the campus at Villigen in the canton of Aargau. At this site we will work to scale up the systems developed at the Quantum Device Lab to 100 qubits and beyond. We will develop automated testing and characterization techniques suitable for such large-scale devices and for systematic optimization of the fabrication processes. We also aim to explore applications of noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) devices and to offer collaborators from academia and industry opportunities to benchmark their own hardware and algorithms in a state-of-the-art superconducting quantum system. To ensure success and fast progress of this project, we are looking for highly motivated PhD students in Quantum Computing with superconducting circuits.
As a successful candidate, you will become part of our young team setting up large-scale quantum computing systems in a brand-new lab. Like the rest of the team, you will be working closely with the Quantum Device Lab – a well-established research group – and be able to both benefit from the expertise developed there and to contribute to its progress. You will perform collaborative research towards the realization of quantum computing technologies. You will get to contribute to diverse aspects of the experimental effort, both technical (design of electronics and mechanical components, building of microwave setups) and conceptual (design of experiments, planning of future research strategies). In the lab, you will either realize noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) algorithms for applications in quantum chemistry, material science and optimization problems, or pursue the development of fault-tolerant quantum computation by implementing error correction.
Your project is embedded into the Swiss Quantum Science and with more than 30 partners across all of Switzerland, the at ETH Zurich, and into the broader context of a diverse set of European and international research projects including, for example, the project, and the . You will have the unique opportunity to contribute to a strong research program conducted at two of the leading European research institutions. ETH Zurich, together with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), provide a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment in quantum information science. This is combined with some of the world's best infrastructure for performing top-level research, such as our centers for micro- and nanoscience ( and ). The Quantum Device Lab is located in Zurich, an international city with high quality of life, situated in the heart of Europe. The new lab at the Quantum Computing Hub is located on the PSI campus near Villigen, surrounded by Swiss countryside, reachable in about 40 minutes from the center of Zurich by public transport.
A strong interest in:
Ideally, you have experience and a proven record in one or more of the following:
We look forward to receiving your online application including:
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until we have filled the positions.
Further information about the Quantum Device Lab can be found on . Questions regarding the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
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