Job offers

20/10/2021

PhD position on “Superconducting circuits for hybrid quantum technologies”

We offer a PhD contract for a highly motivated student holding a master degree in Physics, Electronics Engineering or similar. The goal of the project is to develop superconducting circuits based on Josephson junctions and exploit them to read-out and scale up hybrid quantum architectures. The main activities planned are:

  • Development of parametric quantum amplifiers to read-out spin states of magnetic nanostructures coupled to superconducting resonators
  • Development of tuneable coherent couplers between different superconducting resonators
  • Demonstrate in the lab quantum entanglement and coherent communication between two or more magnetic nanostructures coupled to different resonators on a chip.

The successful candidate will join the highly dynamical QMAD group (https://www.qmad.es/) at INMA, a joint research centre of CSIC and the University of Zaragoza. He will take part of two international projects led by this team: FET-OPEN FATMOLS (http://fatmols.unizar.es/) and ERC grant QFaST, benefitting from a strong network of top-level collaborations.

The contract can be extended up to 48 months. The gross salary is about 20.000 €/year.

Interested candidates are expected to show a strong interest in experimental research in the field of quantum technologies. They are invited to submit:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • The electronic contact details of a potential referee.

to Fernando Luis (fluis@unizar.es) and María José Martínez Pérez (pemar@unizar.es), with the keyword “PhD-qmad-2021” in the subject line. The position will remain open until it is filled.


17/05/2021

Postdoctoral position on quantum machine learning and optimization of quantum circuits at INMA – CSIC

The Quantum Materials and Devices group  https://www.qmad.es/ at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) https://inma.unizar-csic.es/    is seeking well-qualified, highly motivated, and dynamic young researchers at the post-doctoral level in the area of Quantum Machine Learning and optimization of quantum circuits. The contract is funded by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) within thenewly-established platform PTI+ on QuantumTechnologies https://qst.csic.es/about/,  a virtual cluster of more than 30 CSIC groups sharing a common vision in Quantum Science and Technology.

We are looking for individuals with experience in quantum physics and/or artificial intelligence and data analysis. The project aims to optimize quantum algorithms for applications in real problems in data science. Close collaboration with local companies and experimental labs is expected.

The position is funded for two years and the candidate will work with David Zueco http://complex.unizar.es/~zueco/   If you are interested, please ask Dr. Zueco for further details at the following email address:

dzueco@unizar.es    

Possible candidates should provide a curriculum vitae directly to the email above.


17/05/2021

Postdoctoral position on control of quantum processors and implementation of protocols and algorithms at INMA – CSIC

The group Quantum Materials and Devices https://www.qmad.es/ at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) https://inma.unizar-csic.es/ is seeking highly motivated young scientists or engineers with an interest in quantum technologies to work on the ‘Control of quantum processors and implementation of protocols and algorithms’. The contract is funded by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) within thenewly-established PTI+ platform on Quantum Technologies https://qst.csic.es/about/, a cluster of more than 30 CSIC groups sharing a common vision on Quantum Science and Technology.

We are looking for individuals with a degree in Electronic or Telecom Engineering or in Physics. The tasks to be carried out would be the following:

1. Install and test the microwave synchronous modular electronics (8 inputs and 8 outputs) and the coaxial lines and other necessary components (amplifiers, circulators, etc.) in a cryo-free dilution refrigerator.

2. Collaborate in programming control sequences in an FPGA environment, adapted to electronics and specific algorithms, with real-time decision making.

3. Carry out test experiments on quantum circuits and hybrid quantum processors with dimension d = 16 aimed at implementing an error correction algorithm and an optimization algorithm.

4. Collaborate in searching other users and applications. 

The position is funded for two years. The candidate will work with Fernando Luis, in close collaboration with a highly dynamic team of experimentalists and theoreticians, and with contacts with high-tech companies.

Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae to the following email address:
fluis@unizar.es


17/05/2021

Postdoctoral position on quantum computer hardware development at INMA – CSIC

The group Quantum Materials and Devices  https://www.qmad.es/ at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) https://inma.unizar-csic.es/    is seeking highly motivated young scientists who are interested in the area of Quantum technologies to work in the frame of the project ‘Quantum computers hardware’. The contract is funded by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) within thenewly-established platform PTI+ on Quantum Technologies https://qst.csic.es/about/,  a virtual cluster of more than 30 CSIC groups sharing a common vision on Quantum Science and Technology.

We are looking for individuals with a degree in physics or electronic/ telecom engineering.  The tasks to be carried out would be the following:

1.- Design and simulation of ICs in nanometric technology and generation of the layout for manufacturing.

2.- Design and manufacture in a clean room of superconducting circuits to implement parametric amplifiers.

3.- Testing of the circuits at cryogenic temperatures.

4.- Writing reports.

5.- Collaboration with the PI of the project in dissemination and coordination tasks. 

The position is funded for two years and the candidate will work with Maria José Martínez Pérez and Carlos Sanchez Azqueta

Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae to the following email addresses:
pemar@unizar.es
csanaz@unizar.es


06/07/2020

Postdoctoral Position in the University of Oxford Physics Department:

This project will explore quantum spin physics in magnetic molecules in collaboration with two EU-funded consortia: FATMOLS (http://fatmols.unizar.es/), which seeks to exploit the properties of molecular magnets to establish modular and scalable molecular components for spin-based quantum technologies; and SPRING (http://www.springfetopen.eu), which is focused on developing and technologically exploiting magnetic degrees of freedom in graphene-related nanostructures. Oxford’s role in both projects is to develop and deploy advanced pulsed electron spin resonance techniques to elucidate the quantum magnetic structures and dynamics in new materials provided by project partners. The research will make extensive use of Oxford’s state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CAESR, caesr-web.chem.ox.ac.uk/ as well as custom-built experimental apparatus for specialised measurements. There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with project partners around Europe. The closing date for applications is 7 August 2020.

Contact: Arzhang Ardavan (arzhang.ardavan@physics.ox.ac.uk, http://www.arzhang.org) for more details and instructions on how to apply.


23/01/2020

Postdoctoral Position in FATMOLS: The Quantum Materials and Devices (QMAD, https://www.qmad.es/) group at ICMA offers a two-year postdoctoral position (renewable for a year) within the framework of FET-OPEN project FATMOLS (Fault-Tolerant MOLecular Spin processor, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/862893) that begins March the 1st 2020. The research will focus on studying the coupling of molecular spin nanoensembles and 2D magnetic frameworks to novel quantum superconducting circuits. Candidates must have a recent PhD in physics, telecommunication engineering or material science. Expertise with superconducting circuits and electronics and very low temperature physics is advisable.

Contact: Send your CV to fluis@unizar.es