Two industrial PhD students on Quantum Radar at Saab and Quantum Technology Laboratory, Chalmers

Vacancies 26 February 2019

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Ulrika Svahn, Recruiting Manager +46 31 7949809
Anders Ström, Supervisor +46 73 4184061
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What you will be a part of

Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions, and traffic management systems.

Business Unit Radar Solutions has global responsibility for Saab’s Radar Systems, ground based, naval and airborne. It has offices around the world, with the largest sites being Gothenburg (SE) and Syracuse (US).

The department Radar Engineering is divided into four units. Microwave Antenna Design, Environmental Analysis and Testing, System Design Surface and Electronic Warfare, and Radar System Design. The Radar System Design unit is responsible for New System Concepts, System Safety and ILS for all products within BU Radar Solutions. You will be a part of the New Sensor Concept team.

Your role

The aim of the PhD projects is to design and build a quantum radar system – a new radar concept using quantum entanglement to enhance the possibility to distinguish the radar signal from background noise and interference. The project will require two collaborating industrial PhD students, both employed by Saab but mainly placed at Chalmers University of Technology.

One student will focus on the experimental side, building the actual quantum radar in the Quantum Technology Laboratory at MC2, Chalmers. This work will range from microwave circuit design, simulations, nanofabrication, and cryogenic engineering to high-speed electronics and data analysis.

The other student will focus on the theoretical background at the Applied Physics Laboratory at MC2, Chalmers. This work ranges from fundamental quantum mechanics and information theory to signal processing and radar technology. Both industrial PhD positions are a collaboration between MC2 at Chalmers and Saab AB at Kallebäck in Gothenburg.

Your skills and experience

Master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, or equivalent. Very good verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

About WACQT:

The PhD positions are part of the industrial collaboration of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) – a 10-year initiative, started in 2018, for the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. For more information, see

As a PhD student within WACQT, you will also be part of the WACQT graduate school, which includes joint courses and summer/winter schools together with PhD students from other universities in the Centre.

The position entails working with classified information. Therefore, you are required to participate in and pass a security test conducted by authority.

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

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