Scientist with a doctorate in quantum technology or quantum physics (23-302-QTZ/8)

At our Berlin Charlottenburg site, we are looking to fill the following position: Scientist with a doctorate in quantum technology or quantum physics
Up to Remuneration Group 14 TVöD Bund ○ Ending 30 September 2026 ○ Full-time (39 hours/week)

Your activity:

Your tasks:

In the “Qu-Test” project, PTB is working with stakeholders from various European countries on the development of test beds and on ways to perform comparison measurements and component characterizations for the emerging quantum technology industry. Your tasks in Department 8.2 (Biosignals) in cooperation with the Quantum Technology Competence Center (QTZ) will focus on optically pumped magnetometers and will include:

  • Independently coordinating PTB’s participation in and contributions to Qu-Test
  • Assisting project management by compiling reports and budget plans
  • Coordinating an open call within Qu-Test aimed at funding some 10 additional industry partners
  • Carrying out and improving test measurement series for the quantitative characterization of quantum sensors and multi-sensor systems (magnetic cameras) using the high-end measurement infrastructure at PTB (e.g. in the Berlin Magnetically Shielded Room 2)
  • Supporting the establishment of a measuring facility at the Charité university hospital campus in Berlin-Mitte for clinical test series on optical magnetoencephalography
  • Closely collaborating with scientists at PTB and the Charité in an interdisciplinary manner to evaluate, improve and deploy optical magnetometers (OPMs) in clinical applications, in particular for measuring neurological brain activity

Your profile:

Your profile:

  • You have completed your university studies (master’s degree or German Diplom) in physics with an overall grade of at least “good” or the equivalent for non-German degrees and have obtained a doctor’s degree related to quantum physics or quantum technology.
  • You will ideally have experience with experimental work in quantum physics or quantum technology.
  • You are able to perform scientific work in an independent manner.
  • You are a strong team player with excellent communication skills.
  • You have a very good command of German and English, both spoken and written.
  • You are willing to travel for work both in Germany and abroad.

 We offer:

  • Work-life integration: We offer flexible working arrangements and conditions (part time, flextime, work from home, telework, compensation days) to help you manage your family, care and career responsibilities in all of life’s phases.
  • Transparent terms: Remuneration in accordance with Germany’s collective agreement for federal-level public service employees (TVöD Bund), 30 days of paid vacation, an employment-based pension plan for employees covered by the collective agreement are just some of the benefits of working for a government agency.
  • Location benefits: Our attractive campus offers an easy commute for drivers and cyclists as well as very good direct bus services. Plenty of free parking and charging facilities for e-bikes are available.
  • Jobticket: We take environmental and climate protection seriously. To encourage commuting by public transportation, we offer a subsidy towards the cost of the Deutschlandticket Job.
  • Family friendly: From dedicated parent-child offices to school holiday childcare or the opportunity to bring your child to work (rooming-in), we offer a variety of ways to help you master the family-work balancing act.
  • Inclusion: For people with disabilities, we offer an inclusive corporate culture and a range of integrative programs.
  • Learning opportunities: We want to help you get ahead by offering a wide range of training and development programs to expand and enhance your skills.
  • Health options: Your health is important to us, which is why we offer health promotion and maintenance programs, including workplace sports, a mobile massage service, and back care classes.
  • Canteen: Situated on our park-like campus grounds, our canteen offers a wide variety of culinary choices every day, including vegetarian/vegan options.

This is important to us:

PTB is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. At the same time, we strive to reflect the diversity of our society. We therefore welcome every application submitted, regardless of the candidate’s gender, cultural or social background, religion, ideology or sexual identity. If equally suited to the position, disabled persons or persons having equivalent status under German law will be given preference.

Your application:

For subject-related questions concerning this position, please contact QTZ: Dr. Nicolas Spethmann, phone: +49 531 592-2009, email: nicolas.spethmann(at)

We look forward to receiving your online application by 9 August 2023 under Ref. No. 23-302-QTZ/8. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via email.

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
Abbestraße 2-12
D-10587 Berlin-Charlottenburg

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