University of Turku

Doctoral Researcher Position in the Quantum Doctoral (QDoc) Pilot programme

2024-08-23 (Europe/Helsinki)
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The Quantum Doctoral (QDoc) pilot programme, the University of Turku, Finland, is inviting applications for a fixed-term Doctoral Researcher position. The position starts on 1 January 2025, or by mutual agreement. The duration of the position is three years.

The position is related to the Quantum Doctoral (QDoc) pilot program, which aims to educate a new generation of doctoral researchers on quantum-based technologies. QDoc is part of the Finnish Quantum Flagship, coordinated by Aalto University, Finland. Finnish Quantum Flagship is an 8-year project incorporating research, and industrial development in quantum technologies in Finland and internationally. Read more: https://instituteq.fi/qdoc/.

 

Job description

We are now looking for a Doctoral Researcher for a three-year fixed-term contract, funded by the national QDoc doctoral education pilot. If the applicant does not have the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, they must apply for the right to study for a doctoral degree via the Studyinfo.fi -service from the EXACTUS doctoral programme.  The right to study is a prerequisite for starting the employment position. For more details regarding the right to study call and eligibility criteria, please see (EXACTUS). The next call for applications for a right to study a doctoral degree is open 28 August to 13 September 2024 (study right begins 1.1.2025). From the perspectives of both the progress of studies and research and integration into the academic community, the people selected for postgraduate education are required to possess fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Please carefully check the language requirements on the website of the University of Turku Graduate School: https://www.utu.fi/en/research/utugs/how-to-apply/language

The position cannot be filled by an individual who has already completed a doctoral degree or has been granted the right to study for a doctoral degree before November 1, 2023.  

The dissertations of the Doctoral Researchers are focused on research projects conducted at the University of Turku which are supporting the aims and goals of the Finnish Quantum Flagship.

 

The Doctoral Researcher will be positioned in Open Quantum Systems, Decoherence, and Quantum Protocols project

  • Quantum systems are fragile and lose easily their quantum properties via decoherence. Therefore, the study of open quantum systems plays an important role in modern quantum physics including its technological applications. This project develops modelling schemes for general decoherence mechanisms and develops a framework for protecting quantum properties in the presence of noise with applications to quantum protocols with photonics and linear optical systems.
  • We are looking for highly motivated researcher to work in a project including a long-standing and fruitful international collaboration on open quantum systems. Being a member of our team, allows to participate and contribute to contemporary research on quantum physics within international research environment. The tasks of this position involve theory development, both analytical and numerical calculations, and simulations within the framework of open quantum systems and quantum protocols. The project emphasizes the experimental realizability of the developed theoretical schemes in collaborator’s laboratory with linear optical and photonics systems. The doctoral candidate position is required to have a MSc degree in Physics, Theoretical Physics or in a related field.
  • Supervisors: Jyrki Piilo and Tom Kuusela

The Doctoral Researcher's tasks include conducting their own doctoral research and completing doctoral courses. In addition, the position may involve participation of doctoral training events of the QDoc program.

The target time for completing a doctoral degree is three years.


Who we are looking for

The applicant must have completed a higher education degree or otherwise demonstrated the ability to pursue postgraduate studies and complete a doctoral degree according to the research plan. The Master’s degree must be completed in a relevant field such as theoretical physics, physics or another relevant field.

The eligibility requirements for Doctoral Researchers are specified in the University of Turku's regulations.

The Doctoral Researcher employment position requires working in Finland, the place of work is Turku.

Our workplace values equality and diversity, and therefore, we encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our open positions.

 

Evaluation of the applications

The applications will be evaluated by the by following criteria in addition to the eligibility criteria:

  • Quality of the applicant
  • Applicant’s motivation

Benefits

We offer you responsible and interesting tasks and the opportunity to develop your skills in a dynamic and international environment. You will be a part of one of the participating research group led by competent supervisors. In your work, you will become part of a wide network of doctoral researchers, researchers, and supervisors within the Finnish Quantum Flagship and QDoc doctoral pilot program. We care about your well-being and the functionality of your everyday life through flexible working hours and our well-being services.

Please read more about University of Turku as an employee from our Come work with us! pages.

The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University's commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers. 

The university offers good support and orientation for international hires. Please learn more about the Finnish culture and relocation to Finland:

The university offers good support and orientation for international hires. Please learn more about the Finnish culture and relocation to Finland:

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Salary and trial period

The salaries are determined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. It consists of a task-specific salary component and a personal performance salary component. The task-specific salary component of a doctoral researcher is at level 2–4, depending the progress of the doctoral project. The personal performance component, added on top of the task-specific base salary is also paid. For a doctoral researcher, the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be approximately 2500–3300 €/month, depending on the progress of the doctoral project. The position has a probationary period of six months.

 

How to apply

Please submit your application through our electronic recruitment system by 23 August 2024 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki). The application link can be found on the university's website at the beginning of the advertisement ("Apply for this position").

Applicants must include in their application:

  • Motivation letter including the research themes you plan to address in your doctoral research and a brief description of the research question that interests you (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Degree certificates and study transcripts. If the degree that gives eligibility for the study right for a doctoral degree is not completed by the deadline of application time, an up-to-date transcript of study records must be attached to the application.
  • List of publications
  • Any other documents relevant to fulfilling the requirements of the position

 

Please remember to include all the above-mentioned annexes with your application, as they are important for the evaluation of your application. Applicants selected for interviews based on their applications.

 

Further information

For further information about the QDoc doctoral positions please contact Konstantinos Daskalakis and questions related to the project please contact supervisors: Jyrki Piilo or Tom Kuusela.

For information related to the EXACTUS Doctoral Programme, please contact Eevi Savola.

For questions related to the application process, please contact Saija Marjasto.

(You can contact us by email. Personal addresses as firstname.lastname@utu.fi.)


Finnish Quantum Flagship

Finnish Quantum Flagship

The Quantum Doctoral Pilot Programme (QDoc) aims to aims to educate a new generation of doctoral researchers on quantum-based technologies. QDoc is part of the Finnish Quantum Flagship which is an 8 year project incorporating research, and industrial development in quantum technologies in Finland and internationally.

Research areas: Quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum computing

The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration. With us, your work will have a significant impact and relevance in the changing world.

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Job details

Title
Doctoral Researcher Position in the Quantum Doctoral (QDoc) Pilot programme
Location
Vesilinnantie 5 Turku, Finland
Remote
Yes
Published
2024-06-27
Application deadline
2024-08-23 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-08-23 15:00 (CET)
Job type
PhD
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