7 new positions in the SNI Nanoscience PhD program available

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel invites highly motivated young scientists to apply for a fully funded PhD position in the SNI PhD program. Successful candidates will join an attractive research program together with the ~30 currently supported scientists. The available positions cover a wide variety of topics, including cutting edge quantum physics, chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology and nano-medicine.

Ph.D. Position Available

Scanning SQUID microscopy of superconducting qubits

We seek a talented and ambitious Ph.D. candidate interested in developing new scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometers and applying to image microscopic effects in superconducting circuits for quantum computation. This research project therefore combines state-of-the-art scanning probe methods with
quantum transport and quantum computation experiments.

PhD Position on Atomic Quantum Emitters in 2D Materials

Dear Master Students,

We are looking for a motivated PhD student interested in solid-state physics and quantum nanoscience to work on an exciting project in our section «nanotech@surfaces» at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

The successful candidate will study atomic quantum emitters in 2D materials using STM/AFM STM luminescence and eventually ultrafast THz-STM.
Prior experience with scanning probe systems is a plus but not strictly required.

You can find more information about the opening on: https://www.empa.ch/web/s205/open-positions

For more information about our research activities, check out our website:


We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Bruno Schuler