PhD Position – Multi-Qubit Control

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

ZEA-2 – Systeme der Elektronik


Area of research:

PHD Thesis


Job description:

Your Job:

Our team is working on electronics for Quantum Computing (QC) based on integrated circuits (ICs) which combine analog and digital components from modern CMOS technologies. One research focus is the development of ICs for scalable control and read-out of semiconductor quantum bits (qubits).
Up to now most of these electronics have been for single qubit examples but are getting towards larger numbers. Our modeling efforts focus more on the overall research goal of a compact, scalable machine. For implementing a computer, additional hardware components are needed next to control and readout electronics. One example is a digital unit managing and monitoring the control and readout of many qubits. The focus of this research part is the modeling of a scalable electrical unit able to coordinate the operation of larger qubit numbers.

Specific tasks are:

  • Analysis of the needs for a multi qubit controller
  • High level modeling of the small digital processor
  • Investigation of different architectures and comparing them with regards to hardware effort and power dissipation
  • Collaboration in interdisciplinary research projects
  • Self-driven development of solutions

Your Profile:

  • Master`s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics or similar fields
  • Good analytical skills, and ability to master complex systems and problems
  • Basic knowledge in (integrated) circuit design, computer architecture or system modeling
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural team
  • Good capabilities in English, both written and spoken



Please apply for the position even if you do not have all the listed skills and knowledge.

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • Opportunity to work in a team of highly motivated scientists
  • Possibility to accompany the complete development process of an integrated circuit
  • Further development of your own personal skills in combination with a socially balanced working environment
  • Participation in overarching seminars including a certificate
  • Personal support during the induction phase
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • A structured doctoral degree programme for you and your supervisors with a comprehensive further training and networking package on our doctoral researchers’ platform JuDocs: www.fz-juelich.de/en/judocs
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service


The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 70% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at: www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2022D-079