Career & Job Opportunities

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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.
ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program 2022


The new ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program aims to raise the interest of talented students in the quantum technologies research. It gives an opportunity of hands-on experience in scientific work and an overview of the research performed in the cluster. The internees will work in one of the ML4Q groups under the direct supervision of a postdoc or senior PhD student and the hosting professor. At the same time they are encouraged to take part in seminars and events at the host institute as well as other cluster sites. The ML4Q Research School provides financial support and assistance in administrative issues. Interested students can apply once a year and join the research group of their choice for a 12-week internship during the summer. Below you can find more information about the program, application procedure, and projects we offer. Call for applications for summer 2022 is open now – application deadline is on November 15th!  If you have any further questions  or something is unclear, do not hesitate to contact the ML4Q Research School Coordinator. Visit the program page for further details!

Full Professor (W2, tenure track W3) in Quantum Networking at RWTH Aachen

In order to strengthen the cluster’s research program on quantum information processing at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich, we are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of solid state devices for quantum networking and corresponding systems. View the full job announcement for all details.

PhD position in quantum frequency conversion

The Quantum Metrology research group at the University of Bonn offers a PhD position in the field of quantum frequency conversion. View the full job description for all details.

Postdoc position in topological-insulator circuit Quantum Electrodynamics

A postdoc position is available in the group of Yoichi Ando at the University of Cologne. We are researching topological quantum computing based on superconductor/topological-insulator hybrid devices. Our group has successfully demonstrated Josephson junctions based on state-of-the-art topological insulator materials that are synthesized in-house, including exfoliated BiSbTeSe2 flakes, MBE-grown (Bi,Sb)2Te3 thin films, and VLS-grown (Bi,Sb)2Te3 nanowires. We are currently focusing on integrating those junctions in devices aimed at realizing Majorana zero modes.

The position is available from 01.04.2021 on a full-time basis. Please send your convincing application with a proof of required qualifications by email (in one pdf-document) to The evaluation will start immediately until the position is filled.

View the full job description 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 3477

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.