Doctoral Thesis: Trapped-Ion Quantum Processor Development (f/m/div)*

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Doctoral Thesis: Trapped-Ion Quantum Processor Development (f/m/div)*

At a glance

We are offering a doctoral thesis in the field of trapped-ion quantum computing (TIQC). As part of our growing TIQC-team, you will develop and realize concepts for ion traps with integrated optical components. In collaboration with our research partners at Joanneum Research, you will furthermore support the fabrication and integration of ion trap modules at Infineon's fabrication facilities. After successful fabrication, you will employ your devices for quantum optics experiments at the world-leading quantum optics laboratory at the University of Innsbruck. The results of your thesis will accelerate our development of reliable medium-scale TIQC devices and therefore provide a substantial boost towards useful applications with economic impact.

Quick info

Location

Villach

Entry level

0-1 year

Job ID

315331

Start

immediately

Type

Full time

Contract

Temporary

Job description

The industrial doctorate at Infineon: Pursue a doctoral degree at a university and gain professional experience simultaneously - an ideal start for your career. Advance your research with us and profit from our vast network of doctoral candidates and the expertise of a university. Mentorship is handled by both professors and dedicated Infineon experts.

The tasks within the thesis will consist of:

  • Design, simulation and fabrication of medium-scale ion trap chips
  • Understanding the main fields of improvement of trapped-ion quantum computing, with emphasis on the aspects of architectural progress (confinement, scaling, shuttling, etc.) and integrated functionality (cryogenic optics and electronics)
  • Supporting the quality and reliability of Infineon ion traps by defining control concepts for inline process control, device screening and component verification
  • Demonstration of quantum computing operations with trapped ions

Start: 01.05.2021 (or later)
Full-time employment: 38.5 hrs/week
Duration: 3 years

The thesis will be written in cooperation with our academic partners at the University of Innsbruck and TU Graz.

Profile

A doctoral student is a research enthusiast,

  • ...whose interests are scientific research combined with the passion for Infineon's innovative products and applications
  • ...who enjoys working in an industrial environment in combination with an Infineon partner university
  • ...who appreciates open communication and the contribution of an international environment
  • ...and is thus an excellent candidate for a further academic or industrial career after completion of their thesis

As the ideal candidate you:

  • are a highly motivated individual who wants quantum computing to become a reality
  • have a Master's degree in physics, electrical engineering or similar
  • have gained first experience in optics, quantum optics, semiconductor manufacturing or chip design
  • trust and respect others & team up to drive value through innovation
  • are fluent in English and German

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Your CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of your master degree certificate if already available
  • Otherwise: copy of your latest study transcript

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 2.805,00 gross p.m. (full-time basis).

About Us

Part of your life. Part of tomorrow.

We make life easier, safer and greener - with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world - we solve some of the most critical challenges that our society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.

  • Power & Sensor Systems (PSS) drives leading-edge power management, sensing and data transfer capabilities -

Infineon PSS semiconductors play a vital role in enabling intelligent power management, smart sensitivity as well as fast and reliable data processing in an increasingly digitalized world. Our leading-edge power devices make chargers, adapters, power tools and lighting systems smarter, smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient. Our trusted sensors increase the context sensitivity of "things" and systems such as HMI, and our RF chips power fast and reliable data communication.

At Infineon in Villach you shape the technologies of tomorrow and work in an international environment with colleagues from more than 65 nations. Your personal contribution will be valued and appreciated as the cornerstones of our success. And all that in beautiful surroundings which guarantee a high quality of life.

The City of Villach is located in the center of Carinthia, Austria's southernmost province, in close proximity to the Italian and Slovenian border. Living in Austria has many social, health-care-related and economic perks. The country's social and health care system is among the best in the world and for decades numerous international surveys have singled out Austria as a particularly safe and wealthy country with a high quality of life. Villach itself benefits from its status as a "small town", offering everyday living at affordable prices in an outstanding setting.

Find out what you like most about Villach and join us:
https://www.welcome2villach.at/

*The term gender in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA) or other national legislation refers to the biological assignment to a gender group. At Infineon we are proud to embrace (gender) diversity, including female, male and diverse.

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Mag. Elisabeth Koestenbauer

Talent Attraction Manager

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