IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Katsaros Group

Position ID:IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)-Katsaros Group-PD [#18704]
Position Title: Postdoc with Ge devices focus
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria 3400, Austria [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Superconductivity
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/05/26, listed until 2021/08/31)
Position Description:    

In the past decade, there has been a huge wave of excitement in the prospect of realizing topological qubits for quantum computation. Such qubits are predicted to be robust versus decoherence. In the main focus of these proposals are the so-called Majorana zero modes. By now various groups have reported signatures of Majorana zero modes by typically using proximitized III-V nanowires. However, the origin of the observed zero bias peaks is highly debated. One of the reasons is that the induced in-gap states appearing when a magnetic field is applied makes the interpretation of the experimental data more difficult. Several works which were published in the past few years pointed out that planar Josephson junctions can be used for reaching the topological regime at low magnetic fields by applying a phase difference between the two superconductors. In the Nanoelectronics group of Georgios Katsaros we aim to use Ge hole gases as a 2D platform, for which we have recently demonstrated proximity induced superconductivity, to investigate such ideas.

More information:

IST Austria is a growing international institute for conducting frontier research in mathematics, computer science, and the life and physical sciences. We recruit passionate professionals from all over the world and from all fields who support our goals of excellence in research and science management. Located on a beautiful campus on the outskirts of Vienna, we offer numerous opportunities for personal growth in a stable working environment

Your profile

• PhD and solid background in the following areas: superconductivity and low temperature physics

• Excellent track record in semiconductor-superconductor devices

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• High motivation and ability to work closely with scientists of other disciplines

• Excellent command of English (working language)

• A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team

Application documents: motivation letter, CV and two reference letters; flexible start date To submit your application please email:

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