University Professorship (W3) “Intelligent Data Acquisition and Control”

Job description

We are searching for a scientist with internationally visible achievements in complex data acquisition systems for experiments in fundamental and/or applied research. You will develop an ambitious research program in one or more of the following areas:

  • Readout systems for superconducting sensors
  • Data acquisition and trigger systems in particle physics
  • Control and readout of superconducting qubits for quantum computing

and will actively contribute to the development of the future research directions of the institute.

KIT offers a unique environment with a broad research spectrum on cryogenic sensors and quantum computing, and with its participation in large experiments in particle and astroparticle physics (i.a. CMS, LHCb, Belle II, FCC, KATRIN, Auger).

The IPE is a leader in the development of readout and control systems for superconducting quantum sensors and qubits and in cutting-edge instrumentation for experiments in particle and astroparticle physics. Beyond this, particular emphasis is placed on the development of intelligent electronics and systems-on-chip, and on technology transfer. The institute operates unique infrastructures and laboratories and is integrated into the Helmholtz Research Fields Matter, Information and Energy.

KIT offers you an excellent interdisciplinary environment at the interface of natural sciences and engineering. You will cooperate closely with colleagues at the center of excellence KCETA and the doctoral school KSETA and will have a wide range of opportunities for establishing new collaborations at KIT and beyond. You will continue the successful acquisition of third-party funding and will access new funding sources in future research topics.

You will work in the „Großforschung” mission of KIT, and will thus profit directly from the manifold possibilities provided by the resources and infrastructure of the institute and its partners at KIT. The teaching obligation is 2 semester hours per week. Appropriate contributions to mandatory and elective lectures, seminars and other courses in physics or electrical engineering and the supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD theses is expected.

Personal qualification

A completed doctorate in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline, outstanding, internationally visible scientific achievements in the field of instrumentation for high energy physics and/or quantum technology are required. Please note the prerequisites for employment according to § 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with § 47 LHG Baden-Württemberg (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges).

 we offer

Organizational unit

Division V - Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE), KIT Department of Physics

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Contract duration


Application up to

April 29, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Husemann, E-Mail:


Applications with the usual documents (including curriculum vitae, research plan, a summary of previous teaching experience and a teaching concept, an  overview of third-party funding and a publication list) should be sent in electronic form as a single PDF document to  Division V, dean’s office of the KIT Department of Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany, E-Mail:


vacancy number: 1111/2024


We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

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