Doctoral Thesis: Metal Stack Development for Trapped-Ion Quantum Processors (f/m/div)*

  • Job Reference: 395867255-2
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Infineon Technologies AG
  • Location: Villach, Kärnten
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are offering a doctoral thesis in the field of trapped-ion quantum computing (TIQC). As part of our growing TIQC-team, you will develop tailored metallization concepts for our quantum processors' electrodes. In particular, your work will focus on metal stacks with increased mechanical robustness, a large residual resistance ratio at cryogenic temperatures and low surface electric field noise. In collaboration with our research partners at the Material Center Leoben, you will furthermore support the fabrication and integration of ion traps at Infineon's fabrication facilities. The results of your thesis will accelerate our development of reliable medium-scale TIQC devices and therefore provide a substantial boost towards useful applications with economic impact.The industrial doctorate at Infineon: Pursue a doctoral degree at a university and gain professional experience simultaneously - an ideal start for your career. Advance your research with us and profit from our vast network of doctoral candidates and the expertise of a university. Mentorship is handled by both professors and dedicated Infineon experts.The tasks within this thesis will consist of:Development and characterization of metal robustness of cantilever electrode structuresDevelopment of metal stacks with a cryogenic residual resistance ratio exceeding 100Implementation of surface modifications to suppress surface electric field noise in the critical range of 1-10 MHzSupporting the quality and reliability of Infineon ion traps by defining control concepts for inline process control, device screening and component verificationFull-time employment: 38.5 hrs/weekDuration: 3 yearsA doctoral student is a research enthusiast,…whose interests are scientific research combined with the passion for Infineon's innovative products and applications…who enjoys working in an industrial environment in combination with an Infineon partner university…who appreciates open communication and the contribution of an international environment…and is thus an excellent candidate for a further academic or industrial career after completion of their thesisAs the ideal candidate you:are a highly motivated individual who wants quantum computing to become a realityhave a master's degree in material science, physics, electrical engineering or similarhave gained first experience in semiconductor manufacturing or ion trap fabricationare fluent in English and GermanPlease attach the following documents to your application:Your CVMotivation letterCopy of your master degree certificate if already availableOtherwise: copy of your latest study transcriptThis position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 2.865,00 gross p.m. (full-time basis).Part of your life. Part of tomorrow.We make life easier, safer and greener - with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world - we solve some of the most critical challenges that our society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.- Power & Sensor Systems (PSS) drives leading-edge power management, sensing and data transfer capabilities -Infineon PSS semiconductors play a vital role in enabling intelligent power management, smart sensitivity as well as fast and reliable data processing in an increasingly digitalized world. Our leading-edge power devices make chargers, adapters, power tools and lighting systems smarter, smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient. Our trusted sensors increase the context sensitivity of "things" and systems such as HMI, and our RF chips power fast and reliable data communication. Click here for more information about working at PSS with interesting employee and management insights and an overview with more #PSSDreamJobs.The City of Villach is located in the center of Carinthia, Austria's southernmost province, in close proximity to the Italian and Slovenian border. Living in Austria has many social, health-care-related and economic perks. The country's social and health care system is among the best in the world and for decades numerous international surveys have singled out Austria as a particularly safe and wealthy country with a high quality of life. Villach itself benefits from its status as a "small town", offering everyday living at affordable prices in an outstanding setting.Find out what you like most about Villach and join us:*The term gender in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA) or other national legislation refers to the biological assignment to a gender group. At Infineon we are proud to embrace (gender) diversity, including female, male and diverse.