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PhD Position - Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions

Universität Siegen
Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Closing date
Nov 4, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Physics
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Research Scientist
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PhD Position - Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions


Area: Faculty IV: School of Science and Technology | Job scope: part-time | Duration of employment: limited | Posting-ID: 4683


The University of Siegen is a modern university with an international orientation and a focus on interdisciplinary research. lt currently has around 18.000 students and covers a range of research fields from the humanities, social and economic sciences to natural sciences, engineering and life sciences. With over 2.000 employees, the university is one of the largest employers in the region and offers a unique environment for teaching, study, research and knowledge transfer.


We are looking for:

The Faculty of Science and Technology, Experimental Quantum Optics, is looking for two Research Associates, starting at the next possible date, contributing to the third-party funded research project "Quantum computers with trapped ions for applications" with the following conditions:

  • 75 % = 29,87 hours
  • Pay grade 13 TV-L
  • limited to 30.11.2026


About us:

At the Chair of Quantum Optics, we have developed groundbreaking methods to control trapped ions using high-frequency radiation and use them as an elementary switching unit (a qubit) in a quantum computer. We research and develop this system and thus prepare the Basis for novel types of scalable quantum computers.


Your tasks:

Your research activities focus on novel methods and techniques for quantum computers with trapped ions. Your tasks include:

  • Planning, simulation, and construction of an innovative experimental apparatus
  • Preparing and carrying out experiments with trapped ions, data analysis, and publishing scientific results
  • Cooperation with national and international research partners and third-party funding agencies


Your profile:

  • Completed university studies in physics (diploma, Master of Science) with a grade equal to or better than "good" (German grading scheme).
  • Sound knowledge of quantum mechanics
  • Essential for successful participation in the above-mentioned project are a high level of interest in the task at hand, exceptional commitment and initiative.
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team from the fields of physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.
  • very good knowledge of English
  • We value experience in one or more of the following areas: Experimental quantum optics with atoms, molecules or solid-state based systems, quantum information processing, laser spectroscopy and -cooling, microwave technology, laser technology, optics, vacuum technology, control electronics, real-time control.


Our offer

  • Promotion of your academic qualification (doctorate) in accordance with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Academic Contracts)
  • Field of activity with great creative potential
  • Close cooperation with a technology-leading start-up and other partners from science and industry.
  • An agile environment that encourages your enjoyment of numerous challenges of innovative research.
  • We offer flexible working hours, dual career service, coaching/mentoring and a comprehensive staff development programme.


Are you interested?

We look forward to receiving your application by 28.10.2022.

Please apply exclusively via our job portal (
Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications in writing or by e-mail.


Your contact person:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christof Wunderlich
+49 0271 740-3757


Equal opportunities and diversity are promoted and embodied at the University of Siegen. The advertisement is explicitly addressed to people of all genders; applications from women will be given special consideration in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. We also welcome applications from people with different personal, social, and cultural backgrounds, people with severe disabilities, and people of equal status.


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