Career & Job Opportunities


Job offers

We are looking for PhDs, post-docs, and administrative staff working in various fields connected to ML4Q, check this page regularly for new job announcements.

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Early-career support

Attracting and retaining the best young talent in the field by offering competitive career opportunities is a top priority for ML4Q.

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Equal-opportunity support

We aim to provide an open, international, and diverse research environment.

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Job offers

Open positions within ML4Q are listed here (this page is updated regularly). Since most research group within ML4Q hire PhDs and post-docs individually, it might be advisable for potential candidates to contact suitable ML4Q members directly. Please note that there are no cluster-wide application deadlines for positions within ML4Q.
Full Professor W2 in Quantum Algorithms at RWTH Aachen


The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences of the RWTH Aachen University is seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of quantum algorithms, error correction, and applications of future quantum computers. The candidate must have proven theoretical research accomplishments in the area of quantum information processing. The work of the candidate is to strengthen the Cluster of Excellence “Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” (ML4Q) and the research program on quantum computing and condensed matter physics at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich.
This is a professorship appointment for a five year term with a tenure track career path towards a permanent W3 professorship. The starting date is as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2020. Download full job announcement for more details.

Undergraduate intership positions


The call for applications for our ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program is open now. Details on the various projects we are offering and on how to apply can be found here. Application deadline is on December 4th, 2020.

Postdoc position in optical interfaces to electrically controlled spin qubits (Jülich)


In collaboration between the Quantum Technologies Group (RWTH Aachen; Prof. Hendrik Bluhm) and the Peter Grünberg Institute – 9 (Forschungszentrum Jülich; Prof. Beata Kardynal), we are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to develop optical interface devices to singlet-triplet qubits in gate defined quantum dots in III-V heterostructures. Download full job announcement for more details.

Bachelor, Master, PhD positions in the Ando group (Cologne)

Early-career support

We aim to provide attractive and internationally competitive career opportunities for young researchers. Measures include:

  • Undergraduate Funds to give students the opportunity to be involved in research groups and labs early on.
  • Independence Grants to further increase the academic career prospects of ML4Q post-docs by supporting them in developing an independent research profile.
  • New professorships within ML4Q will be implemented as tenure-track professorships.
  • The ML4Q Research School will implement an attractive course program for Master and PhD students.

More information can be found on the internal website (accessible for ML4Q-affiliated persons only).

Equal-opportunity support

We aim to provide a diverse and family-friendly research environment. We take strong measures to hire and promote female researchers. Measures include:

  • Incentives for hiring female post-docs will help us increase the fraction of female researchers in particular in the crucial post-doc phase.
  • We offer child care support and assistance for parental leave or care for dependents.
  • Our Code of Conduct helps provide a work environment where everybody feels welcome and respected.
  • ML4Q Diversity Stewards serve as a low-threshold point of contact in all matters related to, e.g., harassment or discrimination.

Please select a cluster site to display the contact information of the ML4Q Diversity Steward.

Federica Haupt
Tel.: +49 241 80 28516

Tina Naggert
Tel.: +49 (0)228 73 4898

Yaiza Aragones Soria
Tel.: +49 (0)177 8443713

Martina von der Ahe
Tel.: +49 2461 61-4433

More information can be found on the internal website (accessible for ML4Q-affiliated persons only); in case you have any questions, feel free to contact the ML4Q Central Office.