Opportunities

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 device test

The successful candidate will develop software for the autonomous execution of complex sequences of experiments, measurements, and calibration; develop software for characterization and benchmarking of quantum devices; build rich visualizations to exhibit device characteristics and performance; work closely with experimental physicists to ensure software enables required laboratory capabilities; work closely with data engineers to define how to organize and store quantum device data; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – cryogenic physicist

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

 

HRL Laboratories – chief engineer

The successful candidate will develop new concepts for future cryogenic product designs, recommend and manage technology insertion, lead and implement new engineering processes, drive and support a culture of engineering excellence across functional teams/partnerships, and mentor a team of engineers. In addition, the chief engineer will help form strategic planning toward improving the engineering culture and process maturity to support higher technology readiness level) activities/programs. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – prototype engineer

The successful candidate will work with team members to understand the key problems limiting performance in a variety of laboratory applications and quickly iterate through design, fabricate, and test cycles that involve electrical (primarily printed circuit boards) and mechanical (test fixtures, bracketry, etc) solutions. The prototype engineer is responsible for moving components through the entire design, fabricate, and test cycles. The candidate must be comfortable in a prototyping environment that optimizes progress and encourages fast-paced trial and error. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – electrical engineer, quantum test

The successful candidate will learn and understand how electrical signals drive quantum operations of spin qubits; collaborate with scientists and engineers to understand and refine control requirements; develop, implement, and document measurement techniques and use them to characterize control system performance, including signal generation and transmission; contribute to specification and design of custom electronic equipment; become an expert at spin qubit control and advise component teams on how to balance a complex trade space spanning simplicity, diagnostic capability, control fidelity; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum device modeling engineer

The successful candidate will write and maintain scientific modeling software, generate simulation data, and analyze numerical results for quantum devices such as semiconductor spin qubits. The engineer’s work will draw on and extend their capabilities in solid-state physics, quantum information science, and scientific code development. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – system integration engineer, quantum

The successful candidate will create and perform advanced measurements that use spin qubits to fully validate control systems; develop, implement, and document measurement techniques and use them to characterize control system performance, including signal generation and transmission; design and test  analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits including data converters, signal generation and signal processing circuits, and RF/ microwave electronics; contribute to specification and design of custom electronic equipment; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – senior quantum device theorist

The successful candidate will perform and guide the development of realistic physical models and numerical simulations to describe novel semiconductor-based devices such as quantum-dot spin qubits. Essential duties include developing microscopic models of semiconductor heterostructure physics relevant to spin qubit operation and apply results to predict and optimize device performance; developing and using numerical simulation tools to model the electronic structure, quantum transport, and other key characteristics of solid-state quantum devices; working closely with epitaxy, fabrication, and cryogenic measurement teams to iterate and improve on device designs and analyze experimental data and trends; and more. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – theoretical quantum information scientist

The successful candidate 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; work effectively in a collaborative environment. Learn more and apply.

 

HRL Laboratories – senior systems 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 – 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 – 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.

 

SLAC – research associate – KIPAC

The Dark Matter + Quantum Information Science (DM/QIS) Group invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The DM/QIS group is developing novel ultrasensitive detectors to probe sub-MeV dark matter, a mass range inaccessible by current detector technologies. The specific focus of this position will be the development and application of a calibration system for cryogenic devices to investigate superconducting device properties and determine suitability for future dark matter experiments. There may also be opportunities to engage in the installation of the SuperCDMS dark matter experiment, analysis of SuperCDMS data, or any of the DM/QIS activities listed above. Given the nature of this position, SLAC will require onsite work. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physics or a related field prior to starting the appointment, no later than summer/fall 2024. A successful candidate will demonstrate a record of leadership, communication, and creative problem solving. Previous experience with developing dark matter detectors, performing data analysis, building laser systems (optical to THz regime), fabricating or operating superconducting devices, or working in dilution refrigerators is desirable but not required. 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 – postdoctoral scholar – low-temperature UHV AFM/STM to probe multiterminal quantum devices and 2D materials

The Brar group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has an opening for a postdoc with expertise in low-temperature scanned probe experiments. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting experiments aimed at probing correlated phases in 2D materials under transport conditions and experiments that use superconducting circuitry to create low-noise scanned Josephson Junctions within a cryogenic STM. Candidates should submit a cover letter, an academic curriculum vitae, including publication list, a 1-page statement of research motivation and interests, and names of three referees. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Victor W. Brar at [email protected]. Learn more.

 

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].