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Postdoc – Modelling of superconducting qubit circuits with machine learning techniques

Forschungszentrum Jülich

2 Dec 2023
Job Information

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Application Deadline
19 Jan 2038 – 03:14 (UTC)
Type of Contract
To be defined
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Work group:

PGI-2 – Theoretische Nanoelektronik

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

Your Job:

Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) provides insights into the behavior of superconducting qubit circuits with a few qubits, but scaling up the number of qubits presents significant challenges. As the qubit count increases, modeling accuracy diminishes, often resulting in experimental gate and processor performances that rely on imprecise simulations.

  • Our objective is to refine the model for greater precision and, using this improved model, to identify optimized parameter regimes through extensive machine learning
  • We collaborate closely with leading experimental teams across Europe to simulate their devices
  • This collaboration necessitates prompt scientific communication with experimentalists, developing models based on actual devices, and exploring avenues to enhance performance
  • The work will involve extensive use of numerical and analytical techniques pioneered by our group. We are seeking an applicant with a robust background and experience in machine learning and quantum computing to contribute meaningfully to this project

Key to the success of this project are a strong motivation for original research, self-initiative, and a collaborative approach.

Your Profile:

  • Masters and subsequent Ph.D. degree in theoretical Physics/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related subject
  • Solid background and experience in machine learning and quantum computing
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning and circuit QED is highly desirable
  • Ability to work in a committed and independent manner with flexibility and open-mindedness for new challenges
  • Interest in working in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the opportunity to actively help in shaping change. Here is what Forschungszentrum Jülich can offer you:

  • A highly motivated working group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research institutions
  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Extensive occupational health management and a variety of sports activities (e.g. beach volleyball court, running groups, yoga classes, and much more)
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy supported by our Equal Opportunities Bureau
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work
  • Flexible working hours in a full-time position (39 hours/week) with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer:

You will be initially employed for a fixed term of 2 years but with the prospect of longer-term employment (also depending on performance). Salary and social security benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on your current qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to you.

We particularly welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds (e.g. regardless of age, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation/identity, as well as social, ethnic, and religious background). We strive to offer a diverse and inclusive working environment in which people enjoy equal opportunities and are able to fulfill their potential.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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