Postdoctoral Position in Modeling A Superconducting Quantum Computer

Chalmers University of Technology is offering postdoctoral position in nanotechnology. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. Candidates are welcome before September 27, 2019.


Within the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology at Chalmers (see below), we will build a superconducting quantum computer. As a part of this effort we are currently seeking a post-doc to increase our team modelling the superconducting circuits at the physical level. The aim is to develop and maintain a detailed model of the growing hardware architecture. The work will include close collaboration with experimentalists as well as advanced mathematical modelling. The work will be performed in the context of both WACQT (described below) and OpenSuperQ, a joint European effort to build a superconducting quantum computer within the European Flagship on Quantum Technology.


The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 10-year initiative aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of Quantum Technology (QT). The four pillars of QT are: Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication and Quantum Sensing. The centre is funded mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations with additional contributions from the participating universities and industry. At Chalmers, the focus will be to build a superconducting quantum computer/simulator and to explore useful applications of quantum computing/simulation.


At the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQP lab), we work on theoretical aspects of future high-performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones.

We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the department. Our major research interests cover quantum information processing with superconducting electronics, mesoscopic superconductivity and transport in nanostructures, molecular electronics, and graphene electronics.

The MC2 Department houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility. The Quantum Technology (QT) Lab has the most modern equipment for experiments at low temperatures (millikelvins) and with microwaves.

Major responsibilities

This post-doc position is aimed at theoretical modeling of a superconducting quantum computer at the physical level. The work will be performed in close collaboration with the ongoing experimental work in WACQT and OpenSuperQ, a joint European effort to build a superconducting quantum computer within the European Flagship on Quantum Technology.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


- PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent

- Documented experience from modeling superconducting quantum circuits.

- Experience form developing software in teams is meritorious.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190419 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your previous research fields and main research results

- Describe your future goals and future research focus

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 27 September, 2019. We will evalutate all applications continuously.

Prof. Gran Johansson,


+46-31-772 3237

Dr. Anton Frisk Kockum,


+46-73 770 55 25

Deadline: September 27, 2019
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