PhD Position – Optimal Control Theory for Emerging Quantum TechnologiesForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH • Peter Grünberg Institute for Quantum Control (PGI-8) • Jülich

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December 31, 2021

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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 31 Dec 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Subjects Quantum Technologies Description Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate- friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 6,800 employees in one of Europe's biggest research centres and help us to shape change!

    The Peter Grünberg Institute for Quantum Control (PGI-8) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich specializes in novel optimization strategies for emerging quantum technologies. These emerging technologies aim to provide transformative changes to our society, including how we think about information, and unlocking vast calculations for the natural sciences, logistical problem solving, and high-performance computation. Our group has pioneered the application of quantum optimal control methods to quantum computation and many-body quantum systems. This includes the development of physical models and model reduction techniques as well as algorithmic advances of in-situ optimization and machine learning to tackle the complex processes inherent to scalable quantum devices.

    We are offering a

    PhD Position – Optimal Control Theory for Emerging Quantum Technologies

    Your Job: - Developing techniques to simulate and control the dynamics for increasing system complexities - Building models and simulations of solid state systems ranging from superconducting qubits to quantum dots to Nitrogen-vacancy center, and others with an aim towards practical technological implementation - Providing theory support as well as in situ code and active cooperation with experimental partners developing quantum processors using these technological platforms - Designing and implementing optimization techniques for controlling the dynamics of experimental quantum-technology platforms - Modeling and mitigating major sources of experimental error (such as dissipation)

    Your Profile: - Master's degree in physics (or in a related subject) - Background and strong interest in developing theoretical models and methods as well as in implementing numerical optimization techniques - Interest in working closely with experimentalist partners - Detailed knowledge of quantum physics and experience with quantum technology - Strong mathematical education, in particular in relation to linear algebra - Programming experience (e.g., Python or Julia) - Ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English - Ability to work autonomously and in close interaction within a team - Most importantly: enthusiasm to explore uncharted territory, develop, and follow your own ideas

    Our Offer: We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

    - Opportunity to conduct research at the interface between theory and experiment in a world-leading group in quantum control - Work in a highly motivated research group as part of an international and interdisciplinary working environment with access to outstanding computing facilities and connections to the best research institutions around the world - Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor as well as feedback and wide-ranging expertise from the whole group in multiple facets of quantum technology and optimization - Opportunity of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings - The skills that you will acquire during your PhD are in high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies: at present, there is significant government and private investment in the field of quantum technologies - Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors: https: // www. fz- juelich.de/judocs - Flexible working hours and 30 days of annual leave for a five-day working week

    The position is initially for a fixed term of three years, with possible long- term prospects. Pay will be in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60% of a monthly salary as special payment (“Christmas bonus”). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at: https: // www. fz-juelich.de/gp/CareersDocs

    Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

    The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application via our Online Recruitment System: https: // www. fz- juelich.de/portal/EN/Careers/application/node.html?cmshrelinkid=ux2g2VHSNz0jbaTl&cmslang=en

    Questions about the vacancy? Get in touch with us by using our contact form: https: // www. fz- juelich.de/portal/EN/Careers/JobKontakt/node.html?cmsjobid=2021D-144

    Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.

    www. fz-juelich.de

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
  • More Information https: // www. fz- juelich.de/SharedDocs/Stellenangebote/common/dna/2021D-144-EN-PGI-8.html

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