The „Quantum Valley Lower Saxony“ (QVLS-Q1) research consortium, a
collaboration between TU Braunschweig, Leibniz University Hannover and
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), aims at realizing a 50-qubit
quantum computer based on trapped ions.
The consortium invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant
(m/f/d) in Quantum Technologies focusing on open system quantum simulation
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) at the earliest possible date. The position is
limited to 3 years with a possibility of extension. The location is Hannover.
The control of quantum states of trapped ions is one of the most advances
approached on the way towards error tolerant programmable quantum computers.
Based on chip technology for ion traps in combination with microwave control,
a 50-Qubit-System will be built in QVLS-Q1. Expert teams will focus on all
aspects from chip design and fabrication with integrated optics and
electronics to electronic circuit design, laser technology and software design
for various applications.
We are part of an excellent research environment with access to the unique
infrastructure of the whole consortium. The team is working in an excellent
national and international network and is participating – besides QVSL-Q1 – in
important large collaborative projects including the Excellence Cluster
Responsibilities and duties
Development of gate synthesis methods for the digital quantum simulation
of open quantum systems
Identification of suitable problems for demonstrating a quantum advantage
Benchmarking of quantum simulators using classical simulation methods
Scientific university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in Physics
Expert knowledge in one or more of the above-mentioned research areas
High level of personal motivation, responsibility and continuous learning
Pronounced communication and team building capabilities
Openness to work in a diverse, international working environment
Very good knowledge of the English (and possibly German) language
Willingness to perform research in partner labs at various locations when
The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this
purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where
a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the
salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are
encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men.
Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.
Please submit your application with supporting documents by June 24th,
2021 quoting the reference number T4.3b to:
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
QVLS-Q1, Dr. Bernd Jungbauer
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact
PD Dr. H. Weimer (phone: +49 511 762-17344, Email: email@example.com-
Additional information on QVLS-Q1 can be found on the website:
https: // www. qvls.de/en/
Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR
can be found at https: // www. uni-hannover.de/en/datenschutzhinweis-