PhD position in bosonic quantum error correction with superconducting circuits
The Biozentrum, University of Basel
Basel, CH
vor 1 Tg.

Your position

We are looking for a PhD student for a joint research activity between the Quantum Technologies Group at the Paul Scherrer Institut (https : / / www.

psi.ch / en / lmn / bosonicquantum-error-correction-with-superconducting-circuits) and the Quantum Theory Group at the University of Basel (https : / / quantumtheory-bruder.

physik.unibas.ch / en / ). The student will become member of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) PhD school.

We will develop new ways to store and manipulate quantum information in nonlinear superconducting oscillators. A key element of our work will be to make use of the many energy levels present in these oscillators to encode qubits that are intrinsically protected against errors.

Part of our work will be to devise and implement new nanofabrication processes for superconducting circuits compatible with bosonic quantum error correction.

Our goal is to explore both the promise of this approach for quantum computation and simulation, as well as its fundamental aspects in the context of out-of-equilibrium physics.

We are looking for a motivated student with experience or interest in circuit QED, nanofabrication, and nonlinear quantum optics.

Over the course of the project she / he will acquire a wide range of experimental skills including :

  • Cryogenics and operation of dilution refrigerators
  • Microwave circuit design
  • Nanofabrication and characterization (lithography, growth and deposition, SEM, AFM, etc.)
  • Experimental control and data analysis software
  • Quantum measurement and control techniques
  • In addition, the student will participate in the theoretical developments associated with the project.

    Your profile

    Candidates are required to have a MS degree in physics / electronics / mechanics or similar, with a solid background in quantum mechanics, as well as good English language skills.

    Prior experience in any of the techniques mentioned above is considered a plus. We seek a scientifically ambitious individual who enjoys working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment on a highly competitive subject.

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