About Us

We are a novel junior team within the Peter Grünberg Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich, a member of the Helmholtz Association. We offer world-class nanofabrication facilities through the Helmholtz Nanofabrication Facility at the Jülich Research Center, and state-of-the-art measurement solutions in our laboratory on the RWTH Aachen campus. Our local quantum ecosystem is rapidly expanding through large funding efforts by the state of NRW and the German federal government.

Open Positions

We have several open positions at the MSc, PhD and post-doctoral level. We are a young and diverse team and welcome applications from all backgrounds and demographics. Beyond conducting excellent scientific research, our goal is to provide a safe and sociable working environment where everyone can grow and develop according to their own goals and expectations while contributing to our team.

PhD students in our team will be employed by FZ Jülich, and will get their degree through RWTH Aachen, one of the most renowned technical institutions in Germany and Europe. We look for strong candidates with a background in quantum physics / quantum engineering / nano electronics, capable of carrying out research independently. At the same time, we seek candidates that complement our team and that are willing to work collaboratively in our team and with our external partners.

Post-doctoral researchers will be employed by FZ Jülich and will be offered highly competitive working conditions. On a longer timescale, FZ Jülich offers the perspective of employment as a permanent research scientist embedded in one of the many existing institutes, or as a junior team leader according to a tenure track model.

Master’s Projects

We welcome both local and international motivated Masters’ students for their graduation project.

Coherent Coupling of a Single Nuclear Spin to a Single Mechanical Mode

Can we directly couple a single nuclear spin to a single quantum mode of motion of a heavy mechanical oscillator and obtain an entangled state of both quantum objects? This modelling project seeks to answer this question at a theoretical and modelling level, to inform and hopefully trigger future experimental research projects.


Characterization and optimization of high frequency components for qubit applications

We want to use and characterize non-attenuated, non filtered thermocoax cables for either DC control or RF read-out for qubit applications. In this project we want to set up the internal wiring of our new dilution refrigerator to match our specifications and test it on qubit samples.


Design and Maintenance of a Software Architecture for Cryogenic and Electronic Control of Quantum Experiments

The goal of this project is to build a flexible software package capable of serving different initial quantum experiments geared towards making spin and superconducting qubits. This project will help in making a coherent environment for researchers to interface with electronics and cryogenics from different manufacturers with different use cases.



Dr. Ir. Vincent Mourik
Solid State Quantum Devices Laboratory (PGI-11)
Room 4.17, Level 4
Campus Boulevard 79
52074 Aachen, Germany


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