PhD offer: Superconducting Qubits

Doctoral Candidate Position in Superconducting Qubits

A Ph.D. (doctoral candidate) position in the field of
circuit electrodynamics is available in the Kvantti group (Department of
Applied Physics) at Aalto University, Finland. Our team is doing
research on circuits consisting of superconducting qubits and resonators
– presently one of the most promising platforms for future quantum
computers and quantum simulators. Moreover, we explore additional
applications of these devices for emerging quantum technologies such as
supersensitive detection. This field of research has had a tremendous
development in recent times, and presently offers plenty of exciting
opportunities for developing yourself as a scientist.

We are looking for a bright, motivated researcher to join our team.
You should have excellent study records in physics or related
disciplines up to the level of M.Sc. and respectively Ph.D. (awarded or
expected soon). Prior laboratory experience in the fields of mesoscopic
physics, nanoelectronics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit
design, clean-room techniques, and instrument programming is a plus. We
also encourage applications from theorists with strong interests in
developing analytical models and numerical simulations, and who are
interested in working closer with experimentalists.

The successful candidate will have the chance to become an expert in
the fast-developing field of quantum simulation and quantum information
processing with superconducting qubits. You will have full access to the
OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and micro- technologies,
comprising state-of-the-art equipment in nanofabrication, cryogenics,
microscopy, and electronics. The skills that you will acquire during
your Ph.D. or further develop as a postdoc are currently in very high
demand both in academia and in high-tech companies: at present, there is
a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding
agents in the field of quantum technologies.

The starting salary of a Ph.D. student is 2448€/month (gross), and
it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the
standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract
will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years
after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D.
studies is four years.

The positions are funded by the Academy of Finland under the Center
of Excellence Quantum Technology Finland (QTF).

To apply for these positions, please prepare the following documents
as a single pdf file:

* letter of motivation

* CV including publications and description of skills/previous experience

* degree certificates and academic transcripts

* contact details of at least two academic advisors (or letters of
recommendation, if already available)

For further informations please contact the group leader (Dr. Sorin
Paraoanu) at To apply, just e-mail the
documents above to the group leader. Applications are invited
immediately. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2019. The position
will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified: therefore
we encourage you to contact the group leader or send an application as
soon as possible. Aalto University reserves the right for justified
reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and
to consider candidates who have not applied during the announced
application period.

Studying at Aalto University: As a Ph.D. student or postdoc in the
Kvantti group you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum
technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss on a daily basis
and collaborate with theorists and experimentalists working on related
topics. The group is also part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering at
Aalto University.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students: it is the
largest university in Finland focusing on education and research in
technology, science, business, and arts. Finland is a safe, stable
country, enjoying a high standard of living and quality of life. The
Kvantti group is located in the Otaniemi campus (Espoo), one of the
largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.