Quantum Device Calibration Specialist | Delft

Contribute to Quantum Technology applications for the future. Envision it. Become a Calibration Specialist at TNO in Delft.



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Fulltime – 40


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Are you looking for a challenging project, at the boundary between science and engineering? Do you have experience with conducting experiments on Quantum Devices? TNO is active on that front and is looking to expand its team of specialists.

What will be your role?

You will be working in the Quantum Technology department of TNO in projects we perform directly for clients or in close collaboration with the TU Delft in the QuTech research center for quantum computing and quantum internet. QuTech addresses scientific and engineering challenges in a joint effort with industrial partners .
TNO’s mission is to apply scientific knowledge and technology into higher TRL (Technology Readiness Level) applications. We do this on the topic of Quantum Technology as well, designing and building quantum devices, as well as systems that leverage on their properties (for application in communication, computing or sensing). In order to make use of these devices, automated calibration and tuning algorithm are required to keep them performing within the rest of the hardware and software stack. Developing these algorithms together with your peers will be your main task.
You will be working in a laboratory environment where you will abide to safety regulations. Your work will be integrated in our Quantum computing demonstrator: Quantum Inspire. You will work on different types of devices but principally on spin qubit semiconductors. As a calibration expert you will collaborate with the rest of the team that design and manufacture these chips and the hardware system around it, as well as a team of Software engineers that develop the overall software stack.

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How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

The expected work requires the following technical proficiency and background:
  • Msc or PhD in a quantum technology research group considered a plus, otherwise a related discipline like Physics.
  • Experience in calibration and tuning of quantum devices, preferably on spin qubits in a professional environment.
  • Proficiency in programming in Python or similar language.
In addition to the above mentioned, this role requests for the following skills; responsible, accurate and organized way of working, result-driven, enthusiastic, flexible in your way of thinking, good interpersonal skills and able to work productively in diverse teams.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.000,- and € 4.400,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Access to TNO’s project managers guild: a network of some three hundred equals. The guild organizes workshops, conferences, intervision sessions and other activities for project managers.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 4th of July, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in week 28 and 29. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 30 and 31. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Paul Verschoor
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-29236794

Hiring manager: Jérémy Veltin
Phone number: +31 (0)6-317 57083

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Dr. Jérémy Veltin

  • Quantum technology

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