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The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The postdoctoral positions are available in the research field of gate tunable superconducting quantum devices. The positions are funded by a highly competitive FET-Open research grant awarded by the European Union to the University of Konstanz along with five other European Institutions. The two experimental (exp.) postdoctoral positions are in the groups of Prof. Di Bernardo and Prof. Scheer, and the theoretical (theor.) postdoctoral position is in the group of Prof. Belzig, all at the Physics Department of the University of Konstanz.

The research program focuses on the development of cutting-edge technology for the next generation of large-scale computing and quantum computing with high energy efficiency. The program offers high visibility and development opportunities in the academic world through collaborations and exchanges with other institutions that are within the consortium. The working language is English.

Your responsibilities

  • Synthesis and optimization of superconducting thin film heterostructures (exp.)
  • Fabrication of gate-controlled superconducting devices (exp.)
  • Electronic transport and spectroscopy measurements at low temperature (exp.)
  • Development of state-of-the-art theoretical methods to model transport and spectroscopy of gate-controlled devices (theor.)

Your Competencies

  • Strong written and oral communications skills are required in English
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills, and great motivation
  • Profound knowledge of condensed matter physics, electronic transport and/or superconductivity
  • Past experience with material growth, nanofabrication techniques, transport measurements and spectroscopy measurements at cryogenic temperatures, data acquisition and analysis (exp.)
  • Theoretical expertise in supercon-ductivity, quantum field theory and/or methods for nonequilibrium phenomena (e.g. Keldysh technique) (theor.)

We Offer

  • Excellent development opportunities and as part of a competitive EU research program involving several institutions
  • A professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research
  • Working in a young team of highly motivated scientists
  • Research exchanges and collaborations with other top level European research groups

Questions can be directed to Prof. Angelo Di Bernardo, Prof. Elke Scheer and Prof. Wolfgang Belzig via E-Mail or via phone: (+49 (0)7531 88-4686).

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents until 15 February 2021 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).