City:  Dresden
Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Working student in the field of thermal management for scalable quantum computers

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

At Fraunhofer-Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, we work at the highest international level on nanoelectronic, mechanical and optical components and their integration into tiny, "intelligent" devices and systems. 

Our high performance technology research group in the business unit Next Generation Computing is working on the transfer of promising quantum technologies from laboratory scale to industrial scale on state-of-the art 300 mm tool platforms. A particular focus is on the development of high-density interconnect technologies that can establish good electrical but poor thermal contact at temperatures close to absolute zero.
As part of the working student position, a measurement station for electrical and thermal characterization of quantum devices at cryogenic temperatures will be designed and operated.


What you will do

  • Design and construction of a sample holder for our low-temperature cryostat
  • Testing and validation of electrical and thermal-conductivity measurements at temperatures near absolute zero
  • Characterization of quantum devices from current research


There is also the possibility to implement this topic as an internship in cooperation with our research group as well as to write a thesis afterwards. 


What you bring to the table

  • Currently pursuing a technical or scientific degree
  • Knowledge in the use of CAD software
  • Team spirit, curiosity as well as enthusiasm for working in a scientific environment
  • Good English or German language skills  


What you can expect

We offer you an exciting task and valuable insights into the methods and procedures of a modern high-tech research institute. You can expect a motivated and dynamic team in a very well equipped research and development environment. In addition, we offer you connecting points in the context of your studies or your career entry, for example a topic for your thesis or the start of your career at Fraunhofer IPMS. We support you in this process!  

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

The weekly working time is to be coordinated flexibly. The position is initially for 6 months. A long-term collaboration is possible.  Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Contact Data 
Human Resources Department I Mrs. Isabell Zwinscher I Phone: +49 (0)351 8823 1227
Specialty Department I Mr. Felix Mende I Phone: +49 (0)351 2607 3250

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS 


Requisition Number: 56811                


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