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PhD position in Quantum Technologies in Dublin

Applications are invited for a PhD position in theoretical quantum physics, to start between March 2024 and September 2024. The position will be hosted by the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the student will be registered in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The position is fully funded for 4 years.

Research area

The position is funded by the SFI Pathways project “Robust and resource-efficient quantum metrology”. There will be opportunities to work on a range of topics including (but not limited to):

  • Quantum sensing and metrology
  • Quantum ergodicity breaking (e.g., quantum many-body scars)
  • Developing schemes for robust quantum sensing in many-body systems
  • Tradeoffs in precision / energy efficiency in quantum sensing
  • Exploring many-body physics on digital quantum simulators

Hosting institutions/groups

The position will be hosted by the DIAS School of Theoretical Physics, although the student will be registered in TCD School of Physics. Both institutions are located within walking distance of each other in Dublin city centre. The student will also be a member of the Trinity Quantum Alliance (TQA). The supervisor will be Dr. Shane Dooley (DIAS). Close collaboration is anticipated with the QuSys research group in Trinity College Dublin, led by Prof. John Goold.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have an undegraduate degree with at least a 2.1 honors grade
  • Have a strong background in quantum physics
  • Have some computer programming skills (Python or similar)

How to apply

To apply, please follow this link and submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details of two references
  • Brief summary of undergraduate or Master’s research thesis, including thesis pdf file (if available)

Any other enquiries about the position can also be directed to dooleysh@stp.dias.ie. Applications will be considered until 16th February 2024, or until the position is filled.