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Engineer for the development of the Superconducting Quantum Computer user platform (21-240-P)

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.
With a starting date as soon as possible, the Quantum Technology Competence Center (QTZ) is looking for a candidate to fill the following position at PTB’s Braunschweig site:
engineer for the development of
the Superconducting Quantum Computer user platform
up to Remuneration Group 12 TVöD Bund / A12 BBesO
full-time (39 hours/week) ○ permanent contract
Your tasks:
PTB conducts high-level research in essential fields of quantum technologies (QT). PTB’s Quantum Technology Competence Center (QTZ) which is currently being established supports the targeted transfer of quantum technologies (QT) to applications which have economic potential. The QTZ acts as a central contact for industry at the interface between scientific research and application-related development. Furthermore, it is intended to help German industry take optimal advantage of the outstanding metrological and expert competence of PTB. PTB’s sites in Berlin and Braunschweig are creating user platforms which serve as homes for the exchange of information and cooperation with industry.
These user platforms support research with the aim to develop the Superconducting Quantum Computer user platform by manufacturing integrated superconducting circuits. Through cooperation with your colleagues within the QTZ team as well as with Department 2.4, Quantum Electronics, you will leverage synergies beyond the limits of individual user platforms. Your tasks will focus on the following aspects:
Acting as the engineer and person in charge for industry
Developing and manufacturing integrated thin-layer superconducting circuits at PTB’s Clean Room Center in close cooperation with Department 2.4, Quantum Electronics:
o coating (sputtering, vapour deposition, PECVD)
o etching (wet-chemical and plasma etching)
o lithographic processes (photoresist application, exposure, development)
o upkeep and maintenance of the equipment and instruments used
o instructing coworkers in the equipment and processes used
Cooperating with external partners in developing and characterizing as well as independently qualifying robust and user-friendly QT components
Developing service offers and providing services such as calibration services in cooperation with external partners
Supporting standardization activities as well as knowledge transfer offers for partners from industry
You will find further information related to this position at the QTZ Competence Center and by contacting:
Dr. M. Bieler, phone: +49 531 592-2400, e-mail: mark.bieler(at) or
Dr. N. Spethmann, phone: +49 531 592-2009, e-mail: nicolas.spethmann(at)
PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.
Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life.
Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

How to apply

Please use our online application form Alternatively, you can post your application to us at the following address: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Referat "Personal" Reference number 21-240-P Bundesallee 100 38116 Braunschweig Germany Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail. Applications can be submitted from 8 March 2021 until 12 April 2021.

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Published on March 26, 2021

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