Type:
Permanent employment
Location:
Delft
Education:
Doctorate/PhD (EQF 8)
Published:
29/04/2024
Status:
Open
Apply before:
02/06/2024
Hours p/wk:
38

Description:

Join us in shaping the future of quantum computing!

 

We are looking for a quantum engineer to join us in the Scappucci lab at QuTech. Our team is dynamic and inclusive; with each member bringing unique perspectives and expertise on innovative materials research in quantum technologies.

At the Scappucci Lab, our mission is to design, realize, and study epitaxially assembled group IV elements. Our goal is to tailor the structural and electronic properties of group IV heterostructures for applications in quantum technologies. Leveraging experimental techniques such as crystal growth, micro/nanofabrication, and cryogenic measurements, will push the boundaries of materials science to enable groundbreaking advancements in quantum computing.

For instance, the silicon-germanium quantum materials developed by the Scappucci Lab have enabled landmark experiments in the field of quantum information and are utilized by researchers worldwide for the advancement of quantum technologies. As we continue our journey to enhance qubit performance, we are expanding our epitaxial materials development efforts to pave the way for larger and more powerful quantum processors.

As a quantum engineer, you will play a key role in the fabrication of epitaxial heterostructures for quantum technologies using group IV semiconductors. We will offer you a unique opportunity where every day brings new challenges and where, as part of a team, you will be contributing to cutting-edge research in quantum computing and semiconductor technology.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, perform, and optimize epitaxial growth processes for the fabrication of high-quality heterostructures incorporating group IV semiconductors;
  • Supervise other researchers in the epitaxial growth processes according to the research group needs;
  • In collaboration with researchers at QuTech, optimize growth parameters to achieve desired material properties and quantum device performance;
  • Utilize advanced characterization techniques to assess the structural properties of epitaxial layers and heterostructures;
  • Liaise with staff at the Else Koi Lab (TU Delft) to ensure that epitaxial growth systems are maintained for reliability and reproducibility of results;
  • Assist with research collaborations involving sharing of epitaxial semiconductor materials;
  • Stay current with developments in epitaxial growth techniques, semiconductor materials, and quantum device technology.

Qualifications

Whether you just about to finish your PhD and have some experience with thin film growth techniques or you are an experienced Quantum Engineer, this role is tailored for you! We are not only considering experience and skills but also your passion for this topic and the right attitude. Whether you are junior or senior, we will adapt the role and give you the proper training or challenge, allow you to grow and thrive in this role. We are also committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and we do encourage women and individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

 

The main qualifications we are looking for are:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience with thin film growth techniques, particularly in (but not limited to) chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
  • A strong background in semiconductor physics and device fabrication.
  • Proficiency in the design and characterization of semiconductor heterostructures.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with epitaxial growth by CVD of group IV semiconductor materials, such as silicon and germanium.
  • Familiarity with quantum computing concepts and applications.
  • Prior experience in a research or industrial setting focused on semiconductor device fabrication or quantum technology.

Conditions of employment

As a quantum engineer, you will receive a 1-year contract with the aims to offer you a permanent contract afterwards. Because we are reaching out to a large target audience, we will offer 2 different scales: Scale 10 (€3226 to €5090) for junior to mid-senior candidates and Scale 11 (€4332 to €5929) for senior candidates. This range reflects our commitment to supporting professionals at different stages of their career and offering a competitive compensation.

 

On top of that we are also offering:

  • A job of 38 hours per week
  • 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Up to 41 days off per year based on full time contract.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • International daycare
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

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 engaged 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!

 

QuTech

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on radically new technologies with world-changing potential. Our mission: to develop scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and a quantum internet by integrating world-class research and groundbreaking innovation. Through excellence, relevance, and leadership, we cultivate a vibrant quantum technology ecosystem. We are jointly creating the quantum future, because we believe that quantum technologies can be a game changer in many societal and economic sectors, including health, agriculture and safety.

Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research. The Quantum Engineer position is for the Computing division.

 

Quantum Computing division:
Realizing 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’re developing the system architecture that connects and translates quantum algorithms to the low-level pulses that operate on the qubits of quantum processors.

 

Application procedure

Have you become enthusiastic about this vacancy? Then apply before the Sunday 2nd June 2024. We look forward to receiving your motivation and resume.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. 
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.