Our client is currently looking forward to strengthening its teams by hiring a Group Leader (m/f) specialised in the field of materials for quantum computers.

The role requires a full presence in Luxembourg.

The right candidate will demonstrate a relevant scientific background (PhD + publications and patents, if applicable) gained in either the public or the private sector and excellent managerial skills top lead a team of 5-10 people.


The candidate would be responsible for the overall management, coordination and performance of the activities of the team that include the following:

  • Strategy definition and implementation for the group including: road map preparation and development of fundamental research, eventually leading to a pipeline of innovative products;
  • Development of national, regional and international collaborations, partnerships and joint projects;
  • Team management (setting up KPIs for the team; appraisals, coaching and people development);
  • Finance and administration (funding acquisition, network development and fund management);
  • Continuing building his/her scientific and technological expertise.


Academic background:

  • Holder of a PhD Degree in either Materials Science or a related field, such as Experimental Physics;
  • Expertise in engineered defects in wide bandgap semiconductors (WBGSCs) and particularly on oxides, and on theoretical simulation tools to predict their properties;
  • Familiar with the field of nanotechnology, and especially quantum computing materials;
  • Excellent command of English; any other language is a plus.

Technical skills: 

  • At least 10-12 years of post-doctoral experience;
  • Experienced in both industrial and academic world (high number of publications + patents, if applicable);
  • Strong experience in building a solid network in the industry is definitively an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership and project management within a competitive academic or industrial R&D environment;
  • Solid experience in developing innovative research and bringing new products and tools to the Quantum Computing Technologies (QCT) sector;
  • Significant experience in people management;
  • Excellent track record in being a partner in risk-taking and delivering innovative solutions;
  • Experience in funding acquisition.

Interpersonal skills: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation (from PhD students to C-level),
  • Outstanding organisational and leadership abilities,
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills,
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.

Documents to provide when applying for this role (mandatory): 

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • 2 or 3 reference letters or names of referees
  • A list of publications, invited talks, patents, PhD supervisions and granted projects. 



For more information please feel free to contact Marilyn Hurlin by phone on +352 26 29 45 21 or Miriam Barosco on +352 26 29 45 22.

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