PhD Scholarship Position in Theory of Quantum Computation with Continuous Variables

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in computer science at Chalmers University of Technology. The funding allows successful candidate to work for five years. Applications should be sent before July 20, 2019.

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the research

A PhD position is offered in the group of Giulia Ferrini at the AQP laboratory at Chalmers. The PhD topic is theory of quantum information with continuous variables. In particular, we will study protocols of quantum computation where the qubits are encoded in quantized oscillators, the latter modeling e.g. the quantized electromagnetic field. This allows to connect the theory work that we will develop with experimental activities at Chalmers, where superconducting microwave cavities are implemented.

Major responsibilities

As a PhD student you will carry out analytical and numerical work for the topic of the PhD, and will be open for discussions with the experimental group.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Full-time temporary employment.The position is limited to a maximum of five years.


To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in in physics. Furthermore we expect you to have an interest in computer science (possibly with a minor in some discipline therein), and research experience in quantum information and with quantum algorithms at the master level.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190356 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)


Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

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

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 20 July ,2019

Giulia Ferrini

+46 31-772 64 17


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