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POST-DOC positions on semiconductor-superconductor hybrid devices


QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research.

220 FTE and over 300 curious people work in our divisions and support teams and we actively search and welcome many more new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm.

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Qubit Research

Qubit Research focuses on the development of robust quantum devices: quantum bits that are intrinsically protected by underlying physical principles. We combine material science, theory, and novel device design, and our activities range from studying fundamental physical principles to fabricating new qubit prototypes.

Within this division a group, led by Prof. Leo Kouwenhoven, of roughly 40 scientists, engineers and students, uses various semiconductor-superconductor hybrid systems to study the physics of Majorana zero modes. The aim of this research is to explore and develop the next generation of quantum hardware, based on topologically protected quantum bits (qubits). Within the QuTech/Microsoft partnership, the Division Qubit Research operates in close collaboration with the Microsoft Quantum Lab in Delft.

Do you wish to work as part of our exciting research collaboration program with Microsoft to build a topological quantum computer?

What do we do

Our goal is to develop nanoscale devices with topological properties in semiconductor-superconductor hybrid systems. As part of this effort, we have various projects aiming to fabricate, characterize and control spin-orbit interaction and induced superconductivity in these materials. For our experiments we develop new devices and advanced measurement techniques employing quantum dots and superconducting microwave circuits, and develop novel semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures.

As a Post-Doc in the team, you will be able to develop your own ideas.

We have several openings and depending on the expertise and interest of the candidates, work will involve fabrication of quantum devices in the cleanroom, RF and/or DC measurements in dilution fridges.

What do we expect

We are looking for creative candidates who are as passionate about their own contribution as they are empowering and inspiring others. Our ideal candidates are specialized in and hold a PhD degree in the field of condensed matter physics with expertise in fabrication or characterization and control. Furthermore you need excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

What you can expect

This offer contains a temporary appointment for 1 or 2 years. The full-time salary is based on VSNU-CAO, starting at 3,548 euro per month (scale 10/5) and with a maximum of 4,474 euro per month. Full-time means 38 working hours per week.

TU Delft/QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, a generous amount of holidays, a 13th month pay, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers our employees child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (VSNU-CAO). Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply.

TU Delft

Your contract will be with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), an organisation built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation.

For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers in both business and social contexts. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programs to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates.

Together we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to ensure positive change on a global scale:

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Additional information

For information about this vacancy you can contact Prof. Leo Kouwenhoven, via email L.P.Kouwenhoven@tudelft.nl.

For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Jenny Boks-Zondervan, Management Assistant at QuTech, email: J.Boks-Zondervan@tudelft.nl.

How to apply

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 1 January 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

As part of your application documentation, please provide:

– a letter of motivation

– your curriculum vitae

– a list of publications

– the contact data of two references

Screening of the applications will begin on 15 November 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated starting date is as soon as possible.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


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