Assistant Professorship in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum Computing

University of Basel Department of Physics


Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum

The Department of Physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, invites applications for a professorship
in quantum condensed matter theory and quantum computing. The University of Basel is the home
institution of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) project "SPIN: Spin Qubits in
Silicon" supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. NCCR SPIN has started in August 2020, and
aims to develop elements of scalable quantum computer technology, focusing on electron and hole spin
qubits in silicon and germanium. More details are available from Linked to NCCR SPIN,
a new tenure-track assistant professorship has been created in quantum condensed matter theory and
quantum information or computing.

Your position

The new professor should make vital and original contributions to the activities of NCCR SPIN and to the
department's activities in quantum science, should provide leadership in research and 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 condensed matter
theory with a focus on semiconductor physics and/or quantum computing.

We offer you

The Department of Physics of the University of Basel offers a thriving, stimulating, and highly collaborative
environment to pursue cutting-edge research in quantum science and quantum computing. The University
of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.
We are very interested to increase the number of women in academic leadership positions and particularly
invite applications of excellent female candidates.

Application / Contact

Applications (a short letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a statement on research
linking to NCCR SPIN and the Department, and a teaching statement) should be addressed to Prof. Dr.
Marcel Mayor, Dean, Faculty of Science, and submitted exclusively via Candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be
submitted to the same site.

For informal inquiries please contact the Chair of the Department Professor
Philipp Treutlein ( or the NCCR SPIN Director, Professor Dominik Zumb├╝hl
( Screening of complete application files will start on January 15, 2022, and
continue until the position is filled.

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