Pre-doctoral position

Topological states of matter and their application to quantum computing

Ref. 2021_008

Project Description

We are looking for highly motivated candidates for a PhD work on topological states of matter and their application to quantum computing. The research position is of experimental nature and involves fabrication and electronic characterization at ultra-low temperature of novel superconductor/semiconductor devices. The combination of superconductors and semiconductors is attracting considerable interest in recent years for quantum computing applications, as well as fundamental studies of topological effects in condensed matter.

Research will be conducted in a collaborative and creative team, embedded in a lively and international research environment. The nanofabrication work will exploit the capabilities of the fully equipped state-of-the-art cleanroom in the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center.


Applicants are expected to hold a master’s degree in physics, electronic engineering or similar fields. Good knowledge of solid-state physics as well as a electronics and computer programming is welcome.


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

This position is available starting from summer 2021 or a later date. To apply, please submit your CV including transcripts and the names of two references.

For more information on technical questions please contact Dr. Fabrizio Nichele ().

IBM Research