NI Munich

PhD for High-Speed Quantum Controllers

National Instruments
Big Physics Group,
National Instruments Germany, Munich, Germany

Job summary

National Instruments seeks to appoint an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for a PhD
degree financed by the EU FP7-People Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Circuit and Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (CCQED). You will work in close
collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in order to
designing, simulating and implementing high-speed controllers for MPQ’s
experiments on Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics.

Link: National Instruments  MPQ Cavity QED

Job description

Over the project period of four years, several cutting edge algorithms will
have to be developed and implemented. In the early phases, these algorithms
will address simulation tasks in the field of quantum optics. The project will
leverage recent developments in high-performance computing systems (HPC) that
combine CPUs, FPGAs and GPUs. Working knowledge in those topics is desirable.

  • In the
    later phases of the project the focus will shift to the development of
    high-speed quantum controllers and their implementations using FPGAs based
    on NI LabVIEW, NI LabVIEW Real Time, and NI LabVIEW FPGA.
  • The
    primary working place will be in Munich, Germany. Shorter assignments to
    Austin, TX and to our partner universities are required as well.
  • We are
    seeking a highly motivated candidate with excellent English communication
    skills. German language skills are welcome.
  • Main
    research field/sub research field: High-speed quantum controllers


We are seeking a candidate with a very strong background in numerical
methods; ideally the candidate should hold a master degree in numerical
mathematics or in computational physics. Background knowledge in quantum
physics is preferred.


The applicants should send a full CV including relevant diploma certificates, a
letter of motivation (1 page) and the contact details of three referees to

For informal inquiry contact: Jochen Klier, Email:,
Phone: +49 (0)89 741313-0