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QUSTEC offers the interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training in the field of quantum science and technology (QST) to 39 early-stage researchers.
Only 5 PhD positions listed below out of 39 are still open for applications.

The coordinator of the programme is the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus, the alliance of five universities located in the cross-border research area of Upper Rhine.
For QUSTEC, the Eucor Members, University of Basel, University of Freiburg, University of Strasbourg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are joined by IBM Research in Zurich and Walther Meissner Institute in Munich. The QUSTEC training programme is in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. At the application stage, candidates can choose up to three PhD projects and after the successful selection process will be enrolled in a doctoral programme of one of the partaking universities. Their applications will be evaluated in an open, transparent, merit-based procedure based on international peer review.
All fellows will be offered a 4-year employment contract with the corresponding social security provisions. An individual panel in a three-tier training programme will supervise them.

The scientific focus of the programme lies on the six scientific areas of quantum electronics, artificial quantum systems, quantum nano-devices, non-equilibrium quantum systems, quantum resources, and quantum simulation. The COFUND financial support serves as a nucleus for the early-stage research career training, create synergies among the partner institutions and contribute to Europe’s leadership role in the emerging field of QST.

The PhD projects currently open for applications are the following:
– 1.F Understanding and engineering microscopic sources of noise in solid-state quantum devices, IBM Research
– 2.E Wave packet interference experiments for the investigation of ultrafast dynamics and decoherence effects on the attosecond time scale, University of Freiburg
– 5.A Hybrid quantum networks with atomic memories and quantum dot single-photon sources, University of Basel
– 5.B Solid-state spins in an optical cavity, University of Basel
– 6.C Experimental Quantum Simulations based on Trapped Ions (& Atoms), University of Freiburg

The QUSTEC programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 847471.

How to apply

The application is only valid when submitted via a dedicated online form:

The selection and evaluation process of QUSTEC follows the principles of the H2020 Grants Manual regarding Excellence, Transparency, Fairness and Impartiality, Efficiency, Speed, Ethics and Security. The participating member universities of the EGTC Eucor and the partner institutions also adhere to Charter and Code for the recruitment and employment of researchers and have extensive experience in recruiting researchers. The written evaluation of the applications will be carried out by two independent external evaluators.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2020 (17.00 Brussels time)

More information can be found in the Guide for applicants. 


QUSTEC programme manager
+33 3 68 85 82 86

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