The newly established Quantum Engineering Center (QEC) is jointly operated by members of the Departments of Physics (D-PHYS) and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET). The new center will create the framework required to realize promising applications of quantum technologies in the domains of computing, simulation, communication and sensing. To build up the QEC we are seeking two
Electrical, electronics and/or computer systems engineers
In these positions as engineers in the electronics and systems track of the QEC you will actively work with research groups at ETH Zurich who are pioneering approaches to quantum computing, simulation, communication and sensing in order to develop bespoke solutions to cutting-edge technical problems. You will develop high-speed and low-noise mixed-signal control and measurement hardware, which is critical to extending quantum technologies from small laboratory systems to real-world applications. Collaborating closely with researchers is a key part of the role, as is supporting and educating them in a wide range of problem-solving techniques, design approaches and pitfalls in the fields of electronics, FPGA and software development. Successful applicants are prepared to work on control platform development in conjunction with different research groups, and are interested in exploring unusual regimes such as cryogenic operation of electronics. The project-based position is initially made available for two years but is extendable to 5 years for which funding is secured.
We are looking for candidates who ideally have gained experience in an academic and/or industrial setting, in a number of the following topics: large-scale, high-speed FPGA design, debugging and verification; embedded systems design including Linux and familiarity with C++; system-on-chip architectures; cryogenic electronics; high-performance radio-frequency and microwave synthesis, with software-defined/agile radio, RADAR or other mixed-signal communication systems; high-speed mixed-signal multilayer electronic PCB design (with e.g. Altium Designer or the Cadence suite); PCB fabrication and debugging, including for low-noise applications; higher-level scripting languages including MATLAB and/or Python; systems engineering and system integration involving a subset of the listed areas.
For further information please contact Mr. Janis Lütolf, by e-mail email@example.com (no applications) and/or visit our website at www.qei.ethz.ch.
Please submit your application online, (Apply now) which includes a comprehensive CV, cover letter, diplomas, work certificates and upload all documents (pdf is recommended) to ETH Zurich, Mr. Hans Meier, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich.