Open Positions

Open Positions

Our mission:

Our research group “Quantenbit AG” at the Johannes Gutenberg-University employs trapped atomic ions to address a varietey of research topics in the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, atomic physics and related fields of research.

In our state-of-the-art research labs, we operate several ion trap setups, focusing on the realization of scalable quantum computing. Our research efforts cover the entire range from the development of enabling technologies such as microfabricated ion traps, advanced vacuum components, integrated optics and custom control electronics, up to the actual implementation of quantum algoritthms.

We also conduct research projects oriented on fundamental physics, such as exotic matter in the form of Rydberg ions, interaction with structured light fields, few-body thermodynamics and other subjects. These projects strongly benefit from the methods and components developed in the context of quantum computing.

What we offer:

We offer the chance to work independently in an internationally visible research group with access to generous funding and state-of-the art research and fabrication facilities. You will be part of a highly motivated, interdisciplinary and experienced group of researchers. Please check out our research projects - we offer positions on various projects across many different carreer stages:

Student Project Work / Intership / Summer projects
We are continuously offering projects for graduate students. Typical projects focus on building optical setups, vacuum systems and electronics components for measurement and control, or the development and implementation of control software components. This is the perfect chance to look into the field of experimental quantum information science without long-term commitment. Due to limited availability please apply early.

Master and Bachelor theses
We continuously offer projects for BSc and MSc students. Please contact us for available projects.

PhD positions
We’re offering multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions (positions funded in accordance to German standard tariff starting TV-L EG13 Grade 1 60%, progression to TV-L E13 Grade 3 75% by year 4 possible). Depending on your personal skills and interests, we offer projects with predominant orientation on technology development, software engineering,  implementation of quantum algorithms or on fundamental physics. Some projects can be oriented on individual research efforts, while others require tight integration into a team. Please contact us for available projects and tell us about your preferences.

Postdoctoral positions
We offer the opportunity to take on responsibility and develop scienfic leadership skills! We are looking for applicants with strong interest in quantum computing and the following experience:
-PhD in the field of trapped ions, cold atoms, experimental quantum information or quantum optics or related fields
-or PhD in computer science or electrical engineering and experience in quantum computing.
-Fluent english and proficient academic writing skills
-Willingness and ability to supervise students from Bacholor to phd level
-Some projects can require German B2 level


Contact us

Please send your application including a brief motivation statement and CV electronically to Prof. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!