PhD positions in theory, computer science and experimental physics at QuTech

PhD positions in theory, computer science and experimental physics at QuTech

QuTech fea­tures an inte­grat­ed roadmap towards real­iz­ing large scale quan­tum net­works in a team effort by physi­cists, com­put­er sci­en­tists and engi­neers. QuTech hosts the tech­ni­cal coor­di­na­tion of the Quan­tum Inter­net Alliance – Ronald Han­son (exper­i­men­tal physics) and Stephanie Wehn­er (the­o­ry and com­put­er sci­ence) – as well as inter­dis­ci­pli­nary efforts led by Wolf­gang Tit­tel (exper­i­men­tal physics), David Elk­ouss (the­o­ry quan­tum infor­ma­tion), Arie van Deursen (soft­ware engi­neer­ing), and Prze­mek Pawel­czak (com­put­er net­works and embed­ded sys­tems).

We are now look­ing for excel­lent can­di­dates to join our team at QuTech!

Sev­er­al PhD posi­tions are present­ly avail­able in exper­i­ment, the­o­ry and com­put­er sci­ence. You should have an excep­tion­al under­grad­u­ate track record in at least one of the fol­low­ing: exper­i­men­tal physics, quan­tum infor­ma­tion the­o­ry or exper­i­ment, com­put­er net­works, com­put­ing sys­tems, soft­ware engi­neer­ing. Appli­ca­tions via the Gen­er­al PhD appli­ca­tion form. Specif­i­cal­ly, we seek excel­lent can­di­dates to join our efforts to:

  • Devel­op net­work nodes of NV Cen­ters in Dia­mond (exper­i­men­tal physics, Han­son)
  • Devel­op high-speed repeaters using rare earth based quan­tum mem­o­ries (exper­i­men­tal physics, Tit­tel)
  • Design, ana­lyze and numer­i­cal­ly sim­u­late quan­tum repeater schemes and net­work archi­tec­tures (theory/computational physics/computer sci­ence, Elk­ouss and Wehn­er)
  • Devel­op the first soft­ware and net­work stack for quan­tum net­works (com­put­er sci­ence, van Deursen, Pawel­czak, Wehn­er)

You should apply for any of these posi­tions if you would like to work in team effort at the cut­ting edge of research and devel­op­ment, aim­ing to achieve ambi­tious goals tar­get­ed to towards long term prac­ti­cal real-world impact that go beyond what could be achieved by a sin­gle indi­vid­ual or dis­ci­pline.

For more infor­ma­tion please see the goals of QIA. For PhD posi­tions please con­tact the tech­ni­cal coor­di­na­tion and/or indi­vid­ual PIs list­ed above.

Tech­ni­cal Coor­di­na­tion Team QIA:
Prof. Ronald Han­son ( – exper­i­men­tal physics)
Prof. Stephanie Wehn­er ( – the­o­ry and com­put­er sci­ence)

Oth­er PIs:
Prof. Arie van Deursen (
Dr. David Elk­ouss (
Dr. Prze­mek Pawel­czak (
Prof. Wolf­gang Tit­tel (

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