International PhD Positions in Quantum Algorithms for Gene Sequencing and Life Science

  • Phd
  • 15 October 2020
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**At the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQP lab), we are more than 30 people working on theoretical aspects of future high-performance nano-electronic systems, including quantum computers. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones.

We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the department. Around half of the lab is engaged in WACQT, exploring quantum information processing with superconducting circuits. However, AQP also very successfully explores mesoscopic superconductivity and transport in nanostructures, molecular electronics, and graphene electronics.

AQP belongs to the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), which houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility. The experimental labs at MC2 has the most modern equipment for experiments at low temperatures (millikelvins) and with microwaves.

**Major responsibilities
**You will explore advantages in using quantum algorithms for computational problems in gene sequencing and potentially also other fields of Medicine and Life Science. You will work closely with a parallel PhD student funded by Sahlgrenska University, with supervision from the Wallenberg Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine. The project leadership involves Dr. Per Sikora, Head of the Clinical Genomics Gothenburg and Professor Göran Johansson from WACQT. To ensure industrial relevance of the project, there will also be regular meetings with Dr. Daniel Muthas and Dr. Bastian Angermann from AstraZeneca.

Some teaching may be included for the sake of strengthening the PhD students' pedagogical qualifications.


you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Quantum Technology, Physics or equivalent. The successful candidate is fluent in English, oral and written and has interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently.

Desired qualifications are knowledge of biotechnology, bioinformatics and medicine as well as experience of working in cross-disciplinary projects.


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*The application should be marked with Ref 20200374 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

*CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Contact information of at least one reference person.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page of the link to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

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