Postdoc in experimental superconducting quantum computing

Updated: 21 days ago
Deadline: 17 May 2023

Ref 2023-0159
Project description
We invite applications for several postdoctoral positions in experimental quantum computing with superconducting circuits. You will work in the stimulating research environment of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT, ), a 12-year initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. The core project of the centre is to build a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits. You will be part of the Quantum Technology Laboratory (QTL) within the Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) department, working in a large team of PhDs, postdocs and researchers. MC2 hosts a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility and as a member of QTL you will have access to measurement laboratories for superconducting quantum devices.  

We are seeking postdoctoral scientists to work on building the next generation of large scale quantum processors based on superconducting circuits. To achieve this ambitiuous goal we have a variety of projects related to:

  • Simulation, design and characterization of quantum processors
  • Development and optimization of nano-fabrication recipes for large-scale devices
  • Improvement of qubit coherence by exploring different designs, materials and investigating the experimental set-up
  • Development of optimal control techniques to achieve fast and high-fidelity two qubits gates
  • Design and implementation of automatic calibration techniques for a fast tune-up
  • Implementation and benchmarking of quantum algorithms

Information about the division and the department

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.


  • You have a PhD deegree in Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, or equivalent, obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers)
  • The ideal candidate has expertise in some of the following: design and fabrication of superconducting circuits, experimental quantum computing, microwave quantum optics, or related fields in experimental physics.
  • Your verbal and written communication skills in English are good
  • You are motivated for a career in quantum technology, be it in academia or at an institute or company
  • You have a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. You are self-motivated, pay attention to detail, and possess a problem-solving analytical ability. You are willing to help supervise bachelor, master and PhD students.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two/three years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230159 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 30 April 2023

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Giovanna Tancredi, MC2/QT,


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