PhD position in semiconductor qubit modelling

PhD position in semiconductor qubit modelling

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18 Jul 30 Sep Delft

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We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students.

Job description

We have open PhD positions at Qutech/TU Delft in the exciting field of Semiconductor Qubit Modelling, aiming to address the challenges faced by quantum computing in practical implementation. We offer opportunities in the following areas:

Semiconductor spin properties: This involves the microscopic modelling of state-of-the-art spin qubit systems using analytical methods and numerical simulations. Understanding the variability of semiconductor qubits due to the host material is crucial for designing architectures. Students will collaborate closely with Qutech experimentalists and material developers on campus.

Multi-qubit optimization: This involves the design and implementation of protocols for crosstalk and noise characterization and mitigation using analytical methods and numerical simulations. Developing scalable characterization protocols is essential for enhancing performance. Students will work closely with Qutech experimentalists actively involved in hardware development on campus.

Applications can be submitted using the provided form, and there is no deadline as positions will remain open until filled. Evaluation of applications takes place at the end of each month, with interviews scheduled for the following month. The starting date is flexible, offering flexibility to applicants.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You have a master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, physics, nano technologies, theoretical chemistry or comparable discipline. You enjoy working in a team and bring excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Conditions of employment

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2541 per month in the first year to € 3247 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


Delft University of Technology

Realising the promise of a quantum computer requires the development of different layers of hardware and software, together referred to as the quantum computing stack. This is what we do in the Quantum Computing Division. The basis of the stack, referred to as the ‘quantum chip’, contains the qubits. We are investigating different types of approaches for this part of the stack: electron spins in quantum dots and superconducting quantum circuits. Also, we are developing the system architecture that connects and translates quantum algorithms to the low-level pulses that operate on the qubits of quantum processors. The quantum Computing Division is now looking to expand with a creative, eclectic Postdoc that has expertise in RF measurements at low-temperature.


TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD04219


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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