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Postdoc positions in Experimental Quantum Engineering group in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Experimental Quantum Engineering (EQE) group seeks for one or two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to start a project aiming for building a new architecture for quantum computation and simulation with dual-type dual-element arrays of neutral atoms. The EQE group is led by Prof. Wenchao Xu (profile can be found here: )

Arrays of individual atoms trapped in optical tweezers are promising for quantum simulation and quantum information processing. The new apparatus in our group combines arrays of individual atoms and arrays of small atomic ensembles, with the individual atoms for encoding qubits/spins and atomic ensembles for ancillary operations. This project is devoted to implementing new schemes for scalable local qubit operations, fast and non-demolish measurements, and a significant higher experimental repetition rate. These developed schemes enable the study of out-of-equilibrium quantum dynamics, quantum information processing protocols with mid-circuit measurement and feedback, and eventually quantum error correction.

Job description
  • Design vaccum system for cooling and trapping Yb and Rb atoms
  • Buildi frequency stablized laser systems
  • Develop of hardware and software for experimetnal control
Your profile
  • PhD degree in physics
  • Prior experience on in experimental cold atomic/molecular physics
  • Enthusiastic about starting a new lab from scratch
  • Good communication skills in English (German is a plus)
  • Good programming skills
Your workplace
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We offer
  • 2 years postdoctoral position, extendable based on performance and funding situation
  • Working in a world's top research institution
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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV (with publication list)
  • Cover letter
  • 2-3 references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr Wenchao Xu, wencxu@phys.ethz.ch (no applications).

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