Opportunities

Applied Materials – quantum computing and materials technology intern

The intern will be responsible for kicking off our technology exploration in the quantum computing and Si photonics domains, looking for specific segments and high-value problems to target, and making predictions about the market. The internship should result in an actionable plan for the CTO team to go-to-market. Learn more. For application instructions, contact Leslie Du at [email protected].

 

Argonne – Givens associate

The Givens associate positions are intended to encourage professional growth in graduate students who are beginning careers in numerical analysis or computational mathematics. Givens associates will work actively with researchers in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science division designing, analyzing, and implementing numerical algorithms. Learn more and apply.

 

Chicago Quantum Exchange (University of Chicago) – director of communications

The director of communications will manage the activities, resources, and communication channels of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. Working with CQE leadership and communication partners, the director of communications will be responsible for shaping and implementing the organization’s communications strategy. Learn more and apply. Contact Kate Timmerman with questions.

 

ColdQuanta – quantum software engineer

The successful candidate will work across the quantum software stack, from applications and algorithms development to low-level control. ColdQuanta’s culture emphasizes translating research and fundamental learnings into product offerings through SuperstaQ and SupermarQ. Candidates should have familiarity with both software development and quantum computation. Learn more and apply.

 

ColdQuanta – AMO physicist

ColdQuanta seeks an experimental physicist, preferably with expertise in atomic sensors. Candidates with experience with Rydberg atoms, ultracold atoms, and ion-trapping experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include the integration of complex opto-mechanical systems, electronics and software. Learn more and apply.

 

ColdQuanta – embedded systems engineer

Operation of ColdQuanta’s quantum computers rely on precise sequences execution of pulses of light, microwaves, electric, and magnetic fields which are formed and delivered by laser, electronic, and optomechanical systems and orchestrated by a sophisticated embedded control system. ColdQuanta is looking for a seasoned embedded systems engineer to help with design and implementation of this control architecture. Where can you use your embedded systems expertise in a more exciting context than manipulating individual atoms by shooting them with laser beams? Learn more and apply. All open roles at ColdQuanta are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum software summer intern

Internships on the Quantum Software team provide a unique opportunity to work on an impactful, independent R&D project. Successful interns will have unambiguously good skills in programming. Our programming languages of choice are Python, Common Lisp, JavaScript, and C++; though if you can program well in another language, we provide room for you to learn what you need with our stack. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – masters intern, quantum optics

The masters intern in quantum optics will perform cutting-edge R&D under the supervision of staff scientists for next generation quantum photonic/electronic devices. Responsibilities include the design, model, setup, and test of free-space and/fiber optic experiments; performing measurements; collecting and summarizing data; presenting and discussing data with other scientists. 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 – senior systems engineer, quantum hardware

The successful candidate will lead integrated teams through systems engineering concepts/processes; improve the research environment’s system engineering processes; leverage model-based systems engineering methods and tools to perform trade studies, complex analyses, and evaluate performance parameters throughout the system; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum device yield engineer

The quantum device yield engineer will relate electrical data taken at various temperature stages of testing, including quantum coherent spin qubit characterization, to fabrication processes and semiconductor device design. The individual will also investigate device failures through materials characterization techniques, and organize, update, and summarize results. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – cryogenic physicist

The cryogenic physicist 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 – research scientist, scientific computing

HRL Laboratories seeks a researcher with expertise in scientific computing to help develop emerging quantum information technologies. In this role, the scientist will develop, maintain, and use computational physics software for simulating novel semiconductor devices such as quantum-dot spin qubits. The individual will also analyze and implement numerical algorithms and multiscale physics methodologies to compute high-accuracy, computationally efficient solutions of quantum mechanical and electromagnetic problems. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – senior software engineer, quantum hardware drivers

As a senior software engineer on the hardware drivers team, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing software that interfaces directly with the specialized hardware that control and manipulate our quantum devices. Responsibilities include building drivers for custom hardware and scientific instruments; developing emulations and simulations of hardware devices; and maintaining and extend framework for exposing device drivers to other software subsystems. 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.

 

HRL Laboratories – automated test engineer, quantum hardware
In this role, the successful candidate will conduct electrical measurements to characterize and validate analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, and signal chains; operate semiconductor-grade automated test equipment; troubleshoot hardware failure modes and perform root cause analysis; and summarize technical results using oral and written reports to aid in the development of platform and system hardware. Learn more and apply.

 

IBM – Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP) Internships

QURIP is a unique undergraduate research program jointly hosted by Quantum Science and Engineering at Princeton and IBM Quantum. The program spans a total of 12 weeks, starting with six weeks at Princeton followed by another six weeks hosted at IBM Quantum. Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2023. Learn more and apply.

 

JPMorgan Chase – global technology applied research lead – vice president

The successful candidate will provide novel research solutions to problems faced by internal project teams; advance the field of quantum computing in the areas of novel quantum algorithms and applications, such as artificial intelligence, optimization, cryptography and finance; augment existing virtual- and augmented-reality solutions with novel research components, particularly in the area of computer vision; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

Keysight – Women in Quantum Mentoring Program

Keysight Technologies is a partner in a professional mentoring program to cover the needs of the wider community of women in quantum. Mentors will work with mentees on technical, soft, and business skills in quantum information science. Enrollment for this program takes place three times a year. Learn more and join the program as a mentor or a mentee.

 

Northwestern University – assistant or associate professor in condensed matter theory/quantum information sciences

The department seeks a theorist who will contribute to the ongoing expansion in solid-state based quantum technology, including (but not limited to) quantum computing, simulation, and sensing. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in research, a well-conceived plan for continuing investigations and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates should be able to work with, teach, and mentor diverse groups of individuals and to contribute to efforts to promote the diversity of the campus, curriculum, and discipline. 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.

 

Super.tech – quantum information science intern

Super.tech is a quantum software startup spun out of the University of Chicago and embedded in Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations program. The company’s flagship product, SuperstaQ, bridges the gap from practical applications to low-level quantum control. Summer interns should be at the PhD or MS level, with familiarity in both software development and quantum physics. Near-graduation BS students may also be considered. For more information, contact [email protected].

 

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 – Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in theoretical quantum science

Fellowships are awarded for a duration of two years to outstanding young scientists and engineers, with the possibility of a third year of support. Applicants should have a strong research background in their area of interest. Successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate with members of the broad experimental quantum information program at the University of Chicago. Applications focused on collaborative and cross-disciplinary research are especially encouraged. Learn more about the position. Contact Giulia Galli for more information.

 

University of Chicago – postdoctoral researcher

A position is available in the group of Giulia Galli at the University of Chicago for a postdoctoral scholar focusing on the study of quantum embedding methods for electronic structure calculations on classical and quantum computers, with a focus on materials for quantum technologies. The project will be under the director of Galli and conducted in collaboration with Marco Govoni at Argonne National Laboratory and with the developers of the WEST code within the Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials, headquartered at Argonne. Candidates with a background in condensed matter physics or materials science and electronic structure are invited to apply. Learn more about the position. Contact Giulia Galli for more information.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – professor (open rank) theoretical quantum information science – physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at any rank. Exceptional scientists from all subfields of theoretical quantum information science are encouraged to apply, particularly those with overlap in atomic, molecular, optical physics and/or condensed matter. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – professor (open rank) computer science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications from exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science. It particularly encourages applications from candidates working in quantum computing; parallel computing; computer systems; interactive and social computing (HCI, wearable computing, AR/VR, graphics, computational social science, fairness); and ML systems and architectures. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – faculty (open rank) electrical and computer engineering

Qualified candidates will be considered at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined. Areas of particular emphasis in this year’s search are scalable AI systems, computer system architecture, device growth and/or fabrication, signal processing, electromechanical systems, and quantum systems. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The program supports outstanding scientists and offers a unique opportunity for selected scholars to engage in a two-year interdisciplinary research fellowship at the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center. Applications received before Dec. 15, 2022, will receive full consideration. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – postdoctoral researcher

The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center has an immediate opening for ion trap test bed experiment. The goal of this project, supervised by Professor Brian DeMarco, is to develop a distributed ion trap quantum processor using 88Sr+ ions. The IQUIST test bed is a dynamic environment that also supports superconducting qubits, a collaboration with the Lincoln Lab ion trap group. There is also an opportunity to work part time with Professor Jake Covey on his Yb optical tweezer experiment. Candidates with experience in experimental AMO physics are encouraged to apply by contacting Brian DeMarco at [email protected].

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant professor of physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing quantum research at UW-Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute and the HQAN and Q-NEXT quantum centers, with the UW Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, 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, and the candidate will be expected to help support the department’s commitment to advance diversity and equity. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant professor of physics, condensed-matter physics
Successful candidates will connect with existing departmental research activity in the fields of solid-state quantum information processing, strongly correlated materials, biomaterials, mesoscopic devices and quantum transport, low-dimensional electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, and topological materials. 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, and the candidate will be expected to help support the department’s commitment to advance diversity and equity. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – postdoctoral position
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 position
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].

 

Zurich Instruments – quantum software development intern

The intern will be responsible for creating and documenting measurement scripts using the Zurich Instrument quantum computing control system (QCCS); developing and improving user experience of QCoDeS and Labber interfaces for the Zurich Instruments QCCS; being involved in design review, code review, system level testing for various applications and use cases; and more. For more information, email Vikrant Mahajan at [email protected].