PostDoc, PhD and Master positions available!

The collaborative SFB project BeyondC aims to develop and exploit new methods and tools to describe, characterize, validate, and manipulate quantum systems in order to achieve the experimental regime of quantum systems for quantum superiority, the ability of quantum computing devices to solve problems that their classical counterparts cannot. 

Our consortium spans the various areas of quantum information science that are required for this task and will apply its theoretical and experimental expertise towards the sub-goals of (i) precise control of up to 20 qubits for quantum computing, (ii) the realization of a quantum simulator using up to 50 qubits, (iii) the operation of quantum secure data processing, (iv) the derivation of new algorithms suitable for medium-size quantum processors, (v) the development and implementation of quantum machine learning protocols, (vi) the realization of hybrid quantum-classical and hybrid quantum-quantum systems, (vii) and the verification and validation methods for medium-sized quantum processors.


We encourage applications from highly motivated and qualified candidates wishing to further their careers at the forefront of a dynamic and exciting research field!

Applications should include: motivation letter, CV and References

Advertised positions are listed in the open positions section below.

For speculative applications, please contact the group leader directly with your application documents. For subjects and contact details please check the Consortium section below.

Open Positions

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P08PostDoc- experience in Quantum Computing
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The close collaboration of theory and experiment as well as the combination of three implementation platforms (photons, ion traps and superconducting circuits) is key to the success of this research endeavor.

Theory groups:

BeyondC has six Theory groups working on topics in the fields of: Quantum Algorithms, Machine learning, Verification and validation

Hans J. Briegel - P02

Models for quantum learning and computation

Caslav Brukner - P03

Causality in quantum information

Ignacio Cirac - P04

Quantum information protocols with limited resources

Barbara Kraus - P07

Entanglement as tool in quantum information processing

Wolfgang Lechner - P08

Quantum optimization

Frank Verstraete - P12

Tensor networks and quantum circuits for quantum computers


Experimental groups:

The experimental groups in BeyondC are working on three distinct platforms: Superconducting Circuits, Ion Traps and Photonics

Johannes Fink - P05

Integrating superconducting quantum circuits

Thomas Monz - P09

Quantum information processing with trapped ions

Philip Walther - P13

Photonic quantum computing

Gerhard Kirchmair - P06

Quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits

Christian Roos - P10

Quantum simulations with trapped ions

Gregor Weihs - P14

Integrated quantum photonics