Argonne – postdoctoral appointee – quantum optics

The Quantum Materials group at Argonne, in collaboration with the Argonne Quantum Foundry, a key component of Q-NEXT, seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to spearhead research and development efforts in the synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of diamond and other host materials along with its associated solid-state quantum spin defects. Responsibilities encompass pioneering novel synthesis techniques for “quantum grade” diamond, optimizing surface termination methods, and developing deterministic synthesis of pertinent defects. Learn more and apply.

Argonne – postdoctoral appointee – NST semiconductor quantum materials

Successful candidates will perform advanced spectroscopic studies of low-dimensional quantum materials in magnetic and/or microwave fields at cryogenic temperatures. Candidates with strong background in quantum optics, magneto-optics, nanophotonics, and cavity quantum electrodynamics are highly encouraged to apply. The selected individual will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and become part of a highly vibrant team. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – software engineer, quantum programming

As a compiler engineer within the Quantum Programming group, the successful candidate will be a core contributor to this stack, including both maintenance and significant new feature development. Required skills include outstanding programming skills, including full cycle software development with Git; superb understanding of operating system fundamentals, the C ABI, programming language run times, and programming language implementation; excellent skills in profiling and debugging; familiarity with static and strong functional typing disciplines. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – UCS3 quantum device measurement scientist

The successful candidate will join a team whose technical objective is to transition “Loss-DiVincenzo” single spin qubits from academic scale few-qubit devices to industrial-scale quantum information processors. Essential duties include operating a dilution refrigerator for the purpose of conducting low-noise, cryogenic experiments on microwave-controlled single spin qubit devices; developing the measurement techniques and quantum control methods required to operate Loss-DiVincenzo single spin qubits, including the generation of script level code to support experimental development and data analysis; analyzing results, document and report findings in oral presentations, written reports, and publications; and more. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – senior systems hardware engineer, quantum hardware

HRL seeks a systems engineer to join a department focused on the research and development of novel test instrumentation. The successful candidate will lead integrated teams through systems engineering concepts/processes such as organization of requirements, interface control documentation, design definition and development, all in support of a future systems; improve the research environment’s system engineering processes, including planning, implementation, and monitoring of the requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes; and more. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – theoretical quantum information scientist

The HRL theoretical quantum information scientist will analyze and design protocols and architectures for quantum information science applications; present ideas and results in effective technical presentations, write technical papers, reports and proposals; and more. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – qubit systems scientist

The HRL qubit systems scientist will solve high-impact problems by working with teams to bring solutions from other fields into fruition; develop software tools to automate complex data collection and analysis tasks; improve processes through careful curation, maintenance, and visualization of collected data; and more. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – project manager

The project manager will lead multi-disciplined technical teams in the design, fabrication, and checkout of cryogenic test systems; ensure completion of project tasks on time and within budget; ensure system designs meet all technical requirements; support line managers in employee development by providing performance feedback, growth opportunities within the program, and mentoring; and more. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – quantum network theorist

A theoretical/computational scientist will assist the HRL team in evaluating the potential performance and application viability of quantum networks, in the contexts of distributed quantum computation, quantum communication, and/or quantum sensing. The candidate must exhibit abilities to read and produce robust source code and associated mathematical analysis for the numerical evaluation of systems intended to distribute photonic and microwave entanglement, to interact with experimental practitioners, and to provide critical input to developing methods for engineering and evaluating quantum network systems. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – quantum physicist

The quantum cryogenic scientist at HRL will be a main contributor toward the development of cryogenic hardware supporting spin qubit devices and testing relevant environmental control requirements. The successful candidate must be able to lead cryogenic design and associated cryogenic measurements by understanding all system requirements and how they translate to hardware requirements. Learn more and apply.


HRL Laboratories – advanced semiconductor test engineer, quantum devices

The advanced semiconductor test engineer on quantum devices will conduct ultralow temperature measurements of semiconductor devices; document, standardize, and automate test methodologies; analyze test results; write script-level code to support experimental development and data analysis; and report findings to other team members in oral presentations and written reports. Learn more and apply.


Northwestern University – postdoctoral researchers, complex systems and networks

The Center for Network Dynamics at Northwestern University seeks postdoctoral researchers interested in complex systems and networks. It welcomes applications from individuals with expertise in various aspects of network theory, including temporal, multilayer and higher-order interactions. They also seek applicants with interest in network modeling of biological, physical and engineering systems. Specific topics of interest include AI/ML in network science, network inference, control of network systems, cascading failures, synchronization phenomena, biophysical networks, quantum networks, power grids and energy systems, coupled laser systems, metamaterial networks, and microfluidic networks. Learn more and apply.


Quantum Opus – undergraduate and graduate student interns

Interns are desired to improve the company’s low-loss, high-speed photon detectors, superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, and custom engineering solutions for nanowire response, mid-infrared photon counting, custom cryogenic systems, and integration with waveguides and photonic chips. These technologies will enable next-generation experiments in quantum optics, optical quantum computation, single-photon communication, low-flux biophotonics, and remote sensing. Applicants: Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] explaining why you are interested in working with Quantum Opus, your areas of interest, and your unique expertise. At this time, only U.S. citizens will be considered for positions.


University of Chicago – postdoctoral fellow – materials synthesis for microelectronics and quantum devices in silicon carbide

The High Lab at the University of Chicago has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to develop novel methods for silicon carbide (SiC) membrane generation for applications in microelectronics and quantum technologies. The research will explore chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of mixed SiC polytype heterostructures and other advanced material growth and fabrication techniques. The successful candidate will work closely with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory to leverage a novel hard X-ray compatible SiC CVD instrument developed to characterize material growth in real time. The candidate will also work closely with scientists in the Argonne Quantum Foundry. There will be an opportunity to carry out some of the first experiments at Argonne’s upgraded Advanced Photon Source (APS) to understand the structural and thermodynamic levers driving SiC heteropolytypism. Candidates with a background in any of the following are encouraged to apply: thin film synthesis (especially CVD), nanofabrication, wide-bandgap electronics, and electrochemistry. Candidates should also be familiar with materials characterization tools, including Raman spectroscopy and XRD. How to apply: Interested candidates should send a full CV and statement of interest to Alex at [email protected] and Katherine Harmon at [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Alex High at [email protected].


University of Chicago – Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility executive director

The Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility executive director serves as the primary scientific and operational leader, managing the daily activities of the PNF and communicating with facility stakeholders. Responsibilities include hiring and oversight of technical staff, safety, user training, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, lab-based training and educational programs, and other aspects of facilities operations. As part of the PNF’s growth strategy, the executive director will have the opportunity to identify and recruit technical and managerial staff. Learn more and apply.


University of Chicago – QuSTEAM quantum influencer

The STAGE Lab at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is looking for science influencers. The influencers will play an important role in QuSTEAM (quantum information science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Funded by the National Science Foundation, QuSTEAM is an initiative to create a transformational undergraduate curriculum – an inclusive curriculum for a diverse community of future scientists and engineers, one that will provide a new way of learning the emerging field of quantum information science and engineering (QISE). The science influencers will be responsible for finding imaginative ways and unique methods to reach and attract untapped talent pools, such as underrepresented minorities and HBCUs, to professional pathways/careers in QISE. To apply, submit a letter to [email protected] about why you want to do this and why you think you’d be the right person for the job and a resume, if available. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


University of Chicago – assistant professor/associate professor/professor in quantum science and engineering (theory)

Candidates must have a strong record of independent research in theoretical quantum science and engineering. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) quantum information, quantum communication, quantum sensing, quantum error correction, quantum mechanical materials modeling, quantum optics and quantum simulation (including simulation on classical and quantum computers). Candidates for associate or full professor must have evidence of leadership in their field and an outstanding track record of independent research. Learn more and apply.


University of Chicago – postdoctoral researcher

Several positions are available in the group of Giulia Galli at the University of Chicago for postdoctoral scholars focusing on the study of materials for quantum technologies and on the development of quantum simulations methods. The projects will be under the direction of Galli and conducted in collaboration with several scientists at the University of Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory within the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials. Candidates with a background in condensed matter physics, chemistry or materials science and electronic structure are invited to apply. Learn more about the positions. Contact Giulia Galli for more information.


University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant professor of physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing quantum and AMO research at UW-Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI) and the HQAN and Q-NEXT quantum centers, and with external research centers. The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally and/or internationally. Learn more and apply.


University of Wisconsin–Madison – postdoctoral position for quantum computing experiments in semiconductor quantum dot qubits
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics and experience with experimental methods in solid-state quantum physics. These could include experience with cleanroom fabrication, high-frequency electronics and cryogenics. In addition, the individual should be self-motivating and provide a positive and collaborative attitude in a lab atmosphere. Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Mark Eriksson at [email protected].


University of Wisconsin–Madison – postdoctoral position in experimental quantum error correction with neutral atoms
The Saffman Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has an immediate postdoctoral position available for experimental studies of quantum error correction with neutral atom qubit arrays. Learn more and apply by emailing Mark Saffman at [email protected].


University of Wisconsin–Madison – postdoctoral positions in nanophotonics, topological photonics, low-temperature molecular spectroscopy, chemical vapor deposition for photonics, and single-molecule biophysics
The Goldsmith lab at UW–Madison has openings for multiple postdoctoral researchers at the interface of nanophotonics and spectroscopy: photonics-enhanced spectroscopy, molecular quantum optics, and single-molecule spectroscopy. For researchers who are particularly enamored of optics table-type experimental science, we are also looking for a more long-term research scientist. More details can be found on the Goldsmith Group webpage. Interested individuals should contact Randall Goldsmith at [email protected].