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Postdoctoral position in germanium spin qubits

Join QuTech and help us achieving our mission: developing cutting-edge quantum technology!

Job description

We are looking for a passionate candidate to join as a Postdoc the Veldhorst group, who are pioneers in quantum computing and simulation in germanium. The Veldhorst group demonstrated the first single-hole qubit, enabled two-qubit logic in germanium, and executed quantum algorithms on a four-qubit quantum processor.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will explore opportunities with semiconductor quantum technology and aim to push the boundaries in quantum control of semiconductor qubits.

Concrete topics we are currently pursuing include: operation of qubit registers, establishing entanglement between qubit registers, and developing multi-quantum well devices for next generations of semiconductor qubits systems. We are a diverse group, with researchers coming from different fields to jointly develop quantum information technology.


You should hold a PhD degree in physics or applied Physics or have a PhD degree with a strong connection to experimental research on quantum computing. We also are looking for someone with a strong drive to work on advanced experimental research and address fundamental physics questions.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. For salary scales from 1 August 2023, click here. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is 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 to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


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 welcome new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm.

Have a look at our video and get a glimpse of QuTech.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Menno Veldhorst at QuTech at M.Veldhorst@tudelft.nl.

For questions about the procedure, please contact our Senior Recruiter Audrey Monje at A.Monje@tudelft.nl.

Application procedure

Have you become enthusiastic about this vacancy? Then apply directly via the ‘Apply’ button before the Sunday 1st of October 2023. We look forward to receiving your motivation and resume.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.
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Get a glimpse of QuTech!

Are you curious about QuTech, our labs where we work on the development of quantum internet and quantum computers or our awesome colleagues? Watch this video and get a glimpse of QuTech!