Career & Job Opportunities

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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.

PhD and postdoc position in quantum information theory (Gross group, Cologne)

The Gross group at the University of Cologne is inviting applicants for a PhD and for a postdoctoral position in quantum information theory. The successful candidates will work on current topics in quantum computing, specifically on the design of quantum algorithms and on the certification of quantum computers, details can be found on the group website.

Bachelor, Master, PhD positions in the Ando group (Cologne)
PhD position in zinc optical clocks at the University of Bonn (Stellmer group)

A PhD position (f/m/d) is available in the Quantum Metrology research group at the University of Bonn. View the full job description for more details.


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.

Corinne Steiner
Tel.: +49 241 80 27088

Tina Naggert
Tel.: +49 (0)228 73 3477

Department of Physics Ombudspersons
Please visit:
Antidiscrimination Homepage

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.