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Research Scientist, Superconducting Quantum Technology

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 29.5.2019

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Espoo, Finland
Application period: May 27, 2019 - June 17, 2019

In this position, you will be a part of the Applied Quantum Electronics team within the National Centre of Excellence – Quantum Technology Finland (QTF) (https://qtf.fi/), which joins the forces of the leading research groups in Finland.

With us you will be responsible for experimental and design work related to superconducting quantum technology. Your immediate obligations will involve the development of Josephson parametric amplifier technology for the European quantum flagship project “OpenSuperQ” (http://opensuperq.eu/) aiming to realize a scalable superconducting quantum computer. Together with our project team, you will develop experimental capabilities, and carry out cryogenic device characterization. Your duties will also include developing physical models, performing simulations, and designing the devices, to be fabricated in the industrial clean room of Micronova (http://www.micronova.fi/nanofabrication_centre-002/micronova_nanofabrication_cleanroom/). In a longer term, we expect you to contribute to the fields of superconducting electronics and solid-state quantum technology in a versatile manner.

We expect you to have a higher academic degree (MSc, PhD, or equivalent) in physics or electrical engineering (or a related field). You should have experience in the fields including:

  • Hands-on low-temperature experimental techniques
  • Quantum phenomena and/or low-temperature physics
  • Superconducting and/or solid-state quantum devices

We also acknowledge the skills in any of the following topics:

  • RF or microwave techniques.
  • Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python)
  • Simulation tools (e.g COMSOL, Ansys HFSS)
  • Electronics design

As a person you are a team player with true ambition and passion for research work and technology. You take initiatives and responsibilities and have good interaction skills. You are able to combine theory with practice in a solution-oriented manner. You have good cooperation and networking skills and fluent written and oral communication in English.

We offer a creative and international working environment with highly trained colleagues and state-of-the-art research infrastructures. At VTT you can also have flexible working hours, good personal development prospects and the benefits of a large employer. With us, you will be building bridges from basic and applied research to the commercial exploitation. Note that we can also offer research topics for PhD-level studies.

For further information please contact Pekka Pursula, Research Team Leader, tel. +358 40 738 4986, email pekka.pursula@vtt.fi or Juha Hassel, Principal Scientist, tel. +358 40 738 5043, email juha.hassel@vtt.fi