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Quantum Nanofabrication Engineer | Delft

Contributing to tomorrow’s Quantum applications. Envision it. Become Quantum Nanofabrication Engineer at TNO in Delft.

Location

Delft

Education type

PhD

Type

Vacancies

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40

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Are you looking for a challenging project, at the boundary between science and engineering? Do you have experience in designing Quantum Devices? TNO is active on that front and is looking to expand its team of specialists. TNO’s mission is to apply scientific knowledge and technology into higher 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).

What will be your role?

You will be working in the Quantum Technology department of TNO on 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 challenges as well as engineering issues in a joint center of know-how with industrial partners.

The overall process of designing, fabricating, and testing devices is critical to our success and is a complex process requiring the integration of several experts like material scientists, nanofabrication experts, microwave engineers or characterization specialists. You will play an active role integrating these expertise and your own experience in designing and testing devices to advance the capabilities and scalability of our chips. You will do this principally on spin qubit devices in semiconductors.

You will be working in close collaboration with academic personnel from the TU Delft and other research groups, but also with dedicated TNO experts. Robustness and improvements in production yield will be your primary objectives before metrics like qubit number or coherence time.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and fabricate nano-electronic devices for solid-state quantum computing applications.
  • Develop nanofabrication processes and integrate them into a robust process flow for the fabrication of quantum devices.
  • Define and execute nanofabrication routine, and troubleshoot fabrication issues on demand.
  • Coordinate with materials growers, cleanroom staff, and measurement staff to optimize workflow and device performance.
  • Train and mentor junior researchers on cleanroom fabrication equipment.
  • Assist staff in installation and schedule preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment, including daily tasks to ensure instruments are working correctly.
  • Provide secondary support for other equipment in the cleanroom.

Learn more about Quantum Technology at TNO: Unit Industry | TNOWorking with applied quantum technologies | TNO and New possibilities with quantum technology | TNO.

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

To be succesful in this role we expect you to bring the following:
  • A PhD degree in Quantum Physics, Nanoelectronics or related disciplines.
  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience with micro-/nanofabrication of solid-state devices using various techniques such as EBL, PVD, ALD, PECVD, RIE, etc.
  • Understanding of nanofabrication engineering principles and process development.
  • Experience with quantum dot device fabrication and measurement is considered an advantage.
The ideal candidate additionally has a strong background in semiconductor physics.

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 € 4.500,- and € 5.500,- (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.

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.
  • 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 21st of July, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in week 32 and 33. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 34 and 35. 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
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulverschoor/

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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