Assistant Professorships in Quantum Computing and Quantum Condensed Matter Theory

University of Basel


Assistant Professorships in Experimental Quantum Computing
with Semiconductors and in Quantum Computing and Quantum
Condensed Matter Theory

The Department of Physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland invites
applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships. The University of
Basel is "Leading House" in the NCCR (National Centre of Competence in
Research) project "SPIN: Spin Qubits in Silicon". NCCR SPIN, a research
initiative within Switzerland, was approved in December 2019 and will start its
activities in summer, 2020. SPIN aims to develop elements of scalable quantum
computer technology, focussing on electron and hole spin qubits in silicon and
germanium. Linked to NCCR SPIN, two new tenure-track assistant professorships
have been created at the Department of Physics, University of Basel, one
in experimental physics, the other in quantum condensed matter theory.
More detail on SPIN is available from the Swiss Science Foundation
( and from the department's
own web-site (

Your position

The new professors should make vital and original contributions to the activities
of NCCR SPIN and to the department's activities in quantum science, they
should provide leadership in research, and they should contribute to teaching at
both Bachelor's and Master's levels.

Your profile

Candidates should hold a PhD and demonstrate an excellent track-record in
quantum science and quantum technology.

We offer you

The Department of Physics of the University of Basel offers an international
environment to pursue cutting-edge research in quantum science and quantum
computing. The facilities in the department, complemented by those of the Swiss
Nanoscience Institute, are excellent. The University of Basel is an equal
opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through

Application / Contact

Applications (a short letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a
statement (approximately two pages) on research and teaching plans) should be
addressed to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of
Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland, and submitted to https:// (experimental position) or (theory position).

Candidates should arrange for three to five reference letters to be submitted
to the same site.

For informal inquiries please contact the Chair of the Department Professor
Martino Poggio ( or the NCCR SPIN Directors,
Professors Richard J. Warburton (, Daniel Loss
(, and Jelena Klinovaja (
Screening of complete dossiers will start on 1st August 2020. Complete
applications received at a later date will be considered as long as possible.

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