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Managing Director for the TUM Venture Lab Quantum (m/w/d) (2-years contract)

TUM Venture Labs, the new lighthouse initiative by TUM and UnternehmerTUM, aims to transform Munich into the most advanced European tech hub. At the interdisciplinary interfaces of natural, life and engineering sciences, the TUM Venture Labs support scalable tech venture projects, leveraging the strong local research base. These should address the enormous market opportunities in their respective fields, while contributing to European tech sovereignty and tackling societal topics. The TUM Venture Lab Quantum ambition is to become the crystallization point of Quantum Tech innovation and make Munich the centre of start-up activity in this field. It will focus on the quickly growing business opportunities in software, hardware and components in all quantum technologies, with a specific focus on the wider Quantum Computing field. The TUM Venture Lab Quantum will be fully embedded in the Quantum activities in the Munich area, including its excellent existing and several emerging facilities in QuantumTech, receiving strong support by Bavarian, as well as German and European funding programs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take over the full operative responsibility and management over the TUM Venture Lab Quantum and its team with direct reporting to the TUM Venture Lab Centre
  • Establish a close cooperation with the scientific representatives of the TUM (Academic Directors), the TUM start-up consultants and the venturing experts of the UnternehmerTUM (Venture Lab Directors)
  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of educational/venturing programs
  • Define the concept, structure and instrumentation of the TUM Venture Lab Quantum
  • Instil entrepreneurial mind-set and cross-functionality in talent pipeline, advance innovations and provide strategic direction based on economically/societally relevant topics
  • Represent the TUM Venture Lab Quantum to external partners
  • Build a strong network within relevant technology fields, local communities and with strategic partners
  • Short-term: Ramp-up the TUM Venture Lab Quantum from on boarding potential start-up teams to organising lab infrastructure

Requirements:

  • Business and technical background in relevant field with 3+ years project management/leadership experience in either academics, venture capital, strategic consulting, start-ups or corporate environment
  • Successfully completed PhD/M. Sc. in Physics, Engineering or comparable studies
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with clear enthusiasm for high-tech innovations especially in the rapidly growing quantum industry
  • Profound social and leadership skills with the ability to motivate and cultivate a highly dynamic team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and German with high level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations across hierarchies

We offer:

  • Opportunity to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Munich to the high-tech innovation centre of Europe
  • Full responsibility from the start in an innovative environment and with real impact at the forefront of technology
  • Flat hierarchies, high degrees of freedom and close collaboration with the Venture Lab Management team and the TUM board of management – Highly dynamic and networked working environment with inspiring talents and leaders, renowned experts, researchers and accomplished entrepreneurs

The position is initially limited to two years. The TUM Venture Lab Quantum will be located at the Walther-Meißner-Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities in Garching. Employment and remuneration is in accordance with TV-L (up to E14).

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Please apply with a cover letter stating the earliest date of entry, CV and copies of your most important certificates in one pdf file by the 27th of November via bewerbungen-tumforte@tum.de with the subject TUM Venture Lab Quantum Managing Director”.

Contact:

Technical University Munich

TUM ForTe

Dr Alexandros Papaderos, Deputy Director TUM ForTe

Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich,

papaderos@tum.de

Further information:

https://www.tum.de/en/innovation/entrepreneurship/venture-labs/

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Quantum Engineer - Join the Bavarian Quantum Technology Initiative!

To support the quantum technology initiative of the federal and the Bavarian government we are looking for an experienced 

Quantum Engineer / Researcher (m/w/d) (100%)

to join our team at the Walther-Meissner-Institute (WMI) located at the Campus Garching near Munich in Germany. If your goal is to explore novel approaches to advance superconducting quantum computing, we would be happy to receive your application.  We are looking for a skilled candidate who likes to take on responsibility in the design, fabrication and/or characterization of scalable superconducting quantum circuits. You will work within a growing team focusing on quantum computing (https://www.wmi.badw.de/filipp/) and quantum communication embedded in the diverse research activities at the WMI (https://www.wmi.badw.de/) and the close-by TU Munich (https://www.tum.de/).

The WMI is a research institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of low temperature physics with focus on spin transport in magnetic materials,  superconducting quantum circuits for quantum information processes and hybrid devices. It plays a key role in the broad and highly visible Munich research efforts on quantum science such as in the quantum technology network of the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST – https://www.mcqst.de/). This network of world-class research groups at both Munich universities and the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics provides an ideal environment for basic and applied research on future quantum technologies with close links to several companies operating in this field in the Munich area.

When applying for this position you are expected to hold a PhD degree in physics or a similar field of study with a solid background in quantum information processing. You should have proven expertise in the experimental control of systems for quantum information processing at microwave frequencies and cryogenic temperatures including skills in instrumentation and measurement or expertise in micro- and nanofabrication. Prior experience with superconducting quantum circuits is an advantage, but not a must.

In addition, the following skills are highly desired:

  • Expertise in microwave engineering using FEM simulation tools.
  • Experience in cryogenics and the operation of dilution refrigerators.
  • Proficiency in coding of control and analysis software (preferably in Python).
  • Ability to conduct independent work and assume responsibility within a larger team.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn independently about new areas and technologies.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.

Diversity. We are determined to build an inclusive culture that encourages and values the diverse voices of all members of the research team embracing the full diversity of gender identities, cultures and ideologies to do finest research. Disabled candidates with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration according to the SGB IX.

How to apply. If you are the right person for this opportunity, we are happy to receive your application sent to Martina Meven (sekretariat@wmi.badw.de). Please send your documents including your CV, a publication list and a brief cover letter explaining your motivation in a single PDF file. The contract duration is initially for two years with the possibility of further extension and tenure. The position is available immediately, with a salary based on the federal wage agreement (TV-L E13). Applications will be taken into further consideration until October 16, 2020, or until the position is filled.

Data Protection Information. When you apply for a position with the BAdW, you are submitting personal information. Please take note of the data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of the BAdW. More information can be found at http://badw.de/die-akademie/service-und-jobs.html#c3843.

Nanofabrication Scientist/Engineer

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is eager to take on responsibility in the fabrication of superconducting thin film devices to strengthen our efforts in the direction of quantum information processing (https://www.wmi.badw.de/filipp/). You will work within a growing team embedded in the diverse research activities at the WMI (https://www.wmi.badw.de/) and the close-by TU Munich (https://www.tum.de/). The WMI is a research institute of the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of low temperature physics with special focus on superconductivity, magnetism, quantum phenomena, and quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits. In quantum science, WMI plays a key role in the broad and highly visible Munich research efforts on quantum science such as the quantum technology network of the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST – https://www.mcqst.de/).

You should have proven expertise in micro- and nanofabrication. Specifically, you should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Educational background in the fields of physics, engineering or material science and a strong background in nanofabrication and thin-film deposition of (superconducting) thin films.
  • Several years of work experience and expert skills for micro- and nanofabrication in a cleanroom environment.
  • Proficiency in mask design, e-beam lithography and characterization tools.

In addition,  

  • You are able to carry out independent work and assume responsibility within a larger team.
  • You are willing to train, guide, and to advise students working in our cleanroom facility. Moreover, you will oversee and maintain the cleanroom facility and fabrication tools.
  • You have a systematic and precise approach combined with curiosity and eagerness to develop new processes and fabrication recipes.
  • You are able to correlate data from inspection tools and measurements to improve and trouble shoot fabrication processes.
  • You have good communication and English language skills.

Diversity

We are determined to build an inclusive culture that encourages and values the diverse voices of all members of the research team embracing the full diversity of gender identities, cultures and ideologies to do finest research. Disabled candidates with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration according to the SGB IX.

How to apply

If you are the right person for this opportunity, we are happy to receive your application documents sent to sekretariat@wmi.badw.de, for further information please contact Mrs Carola Siegmayer (+49 (0) 89 289-14216). Please send your application documents including your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your motivation and other relevant expertise that you can bring in in a single PDF file until July 19, 2020. This permanent position is available immediately with a salary based on the federal wage agreement (TV-L) according to the qualification of the applicant (up to EG 13).

Data Protection Information

When you apply for a position with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW), you are submitting personal information. Please take note of the data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of the BAdW. More information can be found at http://badw.de/die-akademie/service-und-jobs.html#c3843.

Postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum computing with superconducting qubits

The research will be centered around multi-qubit architectures to study fundamental properties of complex quantum systems and their interaction with the environment, to investigate questions on scalability of solid-state quantum computing platforms, to identify designs that allow for interactions tailored to specific quantum algorithms and/or to improve their coherence and controllability. The work is part of the new research group at the WMI led by Stefan Filipp.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is eager to take on responsibility in the design, fabrication and/or characterization of scalable superconducting qubit and hybrid systems. The successful candidate will work within a growing team embedded in the diverse research activities at the WMI (https://www.wmi.badw.de/) on quantum circuits and communication, hybrid quantum devices and magnetic materials at low temperatures as well as in the quantum technology network of the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST – https://www.mcqst.de/). The quantum activities of the nearby world-class research groups at the TU Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, of the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and of the high-performance Leibniz Rechenzentrum provide an ideal environment for basic and applied research on future quantum technologies with close links to several companies operating in this field in the Munich area.

Candidates applying for this position are expected to hold a PhD degree in physics or a similar field of study with a solid background in quantum information processing. The candidate should have proven expertise in the experimental control of systems for quantum information processing at microwave frequencies and cryogenic temperatures including skills in instrumentation and measurement or expertise in micro- and nanofabrication. Prior experience with superconducting quantum circuits is an advantage.

In addition, the following skills are highly desired:

  • Expertise in microwave engineering using FEM simulation tools (such as Ansys HFSS).
  • Experience in cryogenics and the operation of dilution refrigerators.
  • Proficiency in coding of control and analysis software (preferably in Python).
  • Ability to conduct independent work and assume responsibility within a larger team.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn independently about new areas and technologies.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.

Diversity

We are determined to build an inclusive culture that encourages and values the diverse voices of all members of the research team embracing the full diversity of gender identities, cultures and ideologies to do finest research. Disabled candidates with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration according to the SGB IX.

How to apply

Candidates are invited to send their application documents to Dr. Stefan Filipp (sfilipp@wmi.badw.de), Professor at the TU Munich and Director of the Walther-Meissner-Institute (starting May 2020). Please send your application documents including your CV, a publication list, relevant transcripts and a brief cover letter explaining your motivation in a single PDF file. The intended contract duration is 2 years with possibility of extension. The position is available immediately, applications will be taken into further consideration until the position is filled.

Data Protection Information

When you apply for a position with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW), you are submitting personal information. Please take note of the data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of the BAdW. More information can be found at http://badw.de/die-akademie/service-und-jobs.html#c3843.

We are always looking for motivated and talented students – if you are interested in a Bachelor, Master or PhD project with superconducting qubits please drop us a line.