Opportunities

Argonne – postdoctoral appointee

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne. The laboratory is a leader in many areas of quantum information science, including development of full-stack quantum compilers, use of high-performance computing for simulations of quantum circuits and systems, and development of quantum network protocols. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in quantum computing and simulations, use of FPGAs, or modeling of open quantum systems. More information about the position and instructions on how to apply are online.

 

ColdQuanta – quantum physicist

ColdQuanta would like to hear from experimental physicists, preferably with an expertise in atomic molecular and optical physics, to join their quantum computing team. Candidates having experience with Rydberg atoms, cold and ultracold atoms, and/or ion trapping are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply. All open roles at ColdQuanta are online.

 

ColdQuanta – optomechanical engineer

The Quantum Computing team at ColdQuanta is looking for an optical engineer with hands-on experience designing and building high-precision optical systems. The candidate will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team on R&D projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future development of the optical system. Learn more and apply. All open roles at ColdQuanta are online.

 

ColdQuanta – embedded software engineer

ColdQuanta is leading the development of quantum technology in the areas of quantum computing, inertial sensing and RF sensing, to name a few of the company’s cutting-edge areas of focus. Their quantum technology relies on a suite of uniquely integrated hardware and software, and they are looking for an embedded software engineer to accelerate the development of our new products. Learn more and apply. All open roles at ColdQuanta are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – spin qubit characterization scientist

The spin qubit characterization scientist will perform cryogenic measurements of state-of-the-art semiconductor spin qubit devices to characterize their performance and physical properties as part of an ambitious, goal-oriented, multi-disciplinary team focused on maturation of the technology. Learn more and apply. More open QIS roles at HRL are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – qubit signal integration and test engineer

The qubit signal integration and test engineer will join a multidisciplinary engineering team building advanced cryogenic test systems in support of HRL’s silicon quantum dot technologies. The individual will contribute to the characterization, qualification and analysis of new hardware test systems. Learn more and apply. More open QIS roles at HRL are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum electronic device testing engineer

The quantum electronic device testing engineer will conduct electrical measurements of semiconductor quantum-effect devices at cryogenic temperatures; assist in electrical measurement system development; use cryogenic test systems; develop software for device testing; analyze samples using automated data acquisition equipment; and organize, update, and summarize measurement results. Learn more and apply. More open QIS roles at HRL are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum device modeling intern

The quantum device modeling intern will develop and use simulation tools for one or more of quantum state evolution, electronic structure calculations, and semiconductor device design and participate in the development of physical models and appropriate numerical simulations of materials and devices for electron-spin-based qubit systems. Learn more and apply. More open QIS roles at HRL are online.

 

HRL Laboratories – quantum programming winter intern

The quantum programming winter internship gives rising seniors, master’s students and Ph.D. students an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of quantum compilation and translation technology in a hybrid academic-industrial environment. Programming language theory, compiler theory, classical and quantum information theory are subjects of special interest for this position. Learn more and apply. More open QIS roles at HRL are online.

 

Keysight – quantum physicist

The quantum physicist will join the Communications Solutions Group, which is responsible for Keysight’s portfolio in the wireless data ecosystem, including wireless devices, operators, internet infrastructure, and aerospace and defense. The job is based on Keysight’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, R&D office. Learn more and apply.

 

Keysight – quantum marketing internship

The quantum marketing intern will be responsible for creating and updating technical marketing content for Keysight’s quantum solutions. Tasks include the creation of marketing collateral for quantum solutions and software; running measurements on Keysight hardware to collect data and benchmarking Keysight solution performance vis-à-vis competition equipment or published specifications; helping customers easily access information by developing and maintaining content on the Keysight internal and external web; integrating business insights into marketing collateral, engaging internal R&D and production experts; representing the customer viewpoint in marketing programs. Learn more and apply.

 

Keysight – Women in Quantum Mentoring Program

Keysight Technologies is leading 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, or sign up to participate as a mentor or a mentee.

 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – superconducting QIS researcher

SLAC seeks an associate to develop and lead innovative research efforts within a new superconducting quantum device foundry, the Detector Microfabrication Facility. The focus of the position will be to assist with the build-out and commissioning of the DMF – a 5,500-square-foot class-100 cleanroom with a tool set dedicated to superconducting materials and device fabrication – to participate in research projects in support of Q-NEXT, and to develop and lead innovative research efforts as part of SLAC’s broader QIS program. Learn more and apply.

 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – Detector Microfabrication Facility manager

SLAC seeks a lab manager for a new superconducting quantum device foundry, the Detector Microfabrication Facility. The focus of the position will be to assist with the build-out and commissioning of the DMF – a 5,500-square-foot class-100 cleanroom with a tool set dedicated to superconducting materials and device fabrication. Initial responsibilities will focus on tool acceptance and installation, in particular the establishment of safety protocols for tool start-up and commissioning. Completion of the DMF cleanroom is expected in early 2023, after which the lab manager focus will turn to process development and operations, with responsibilities including safety and training protocols, facility and tool maintenance programs, and hazardous-material handling. Learn more and apply.

 

Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – particle physics and astrophysics faculty

The Particle Physics & Astrophysics Department at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University seeks applicants for faculty appointments in all areas of fundamental particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics, and accelerator science. Applications from candidates whose research can bridge SLAC’s current science program with emerging opportunities in machine learning and quantum information science are encouraged. Learn more and apply.

 

University of Chicago – postdoctoral fellowship

The Chicago Quantum Exchange, Computer Science Department and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago are seeking exceptional candidates for the Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Quantum Science. Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with physicists and computer scientists at the University of Chicago. Fellowships are awarded for a duration of two years to outstanding young scientists and engineers, with the possibility of a third year of support. Learn more and apply. Questions can be directed to Aashish Clerk.

 

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 materials for energy efficient neuromorphic computing. The DOE-funded project, which is part of the Energy Frontier Research Center QMEENC, will be under Galli’s direction and in close collaboration with experimental colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, and other QMEENC participants. Learn more about the Galli Group. More information about the position and instructions on how to apply are online.

 

University of Chicago – quantum fellowship

The Department of Physics at The University of Chicago invites applications for the 2022-2025 Quantum Fellowship. Candidates must be outstanding early-career scientists who will have received a doctoral degree in physics or related fields by the fall of 2022. This three-year award carries an annual stipend of $58,000 and an allocation of $4,000 per year for research expenses. To ensure full consideration, the required materials must be received by Oct. 15, 2021. Contact quantum-fellow@hep.uchicago.edu with questions. Learn more at the University of Chicago webpage.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – faculty position (open rank) in theoretical quantum information science and/or theoretical condensed matter 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 and/or theoretical condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. Faculty who can teach in these and other areas while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service are encouraged to apply. Applications from senior and mid-career faculty in addition to early-career scientists are encouraged. Visit the job post page to apply. Questions can be directed to Gina Lorenz at vlorenz@illinois.edu.

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – postdoctoral researchers

The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has postdoc openings in the field of quantum information science.

  • IQUIST has an immediate opening for ion trap testbed 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 testbed 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 bdemarco@illinois.edu.
  • IQUIST researcher Mikael Backlund is interested in hiring postdocs for research in quantum science. Email mikaelb@illinois.edu to inquire.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant professor, quantum materials computation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Materials Science and Engineering seeks new faculty at the assistant professor level specializing in accelerated discovery of 2-D/quantum materials through computational methods. Areas of interest include but are not limited to novel electronic structure approaches; high-throughput calculations; and applications in light-matter interactions, topological phenomena, magnetism, superconductivity, quantum information science, neuromorphic computing, spintronics, magnonics, phononics, and twistronics. Research complementing existing efforts in 2D materials, transition metal oxides, ultrafast spectroscopy, advanced synthesis, and quantum electronic transport characterization, and device design is of particular interest. For more information and to apply, please visit the UW–Madison job page.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant professor

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in the broad discipline of 2-D/quantum materials for device applications across any of the four pillars of quantum engineering: communications, sensing, networking, and computing. The department is especially interested in candidates with experimental expertise in quantum technologies. Candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will develop strong collaborations in quantum materials research at UW–Madison, both within the College of Engineering and across campus through the Wisconsin Quantum Institute. For more information and to apply, please visit the UW–Madison job page.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison – assistant, associate, professor, quantum science and engineering

This position is part of a campuswide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW–Madison. The Department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms, quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and quantum information theory. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related research groups. For more information and to apply, please visit go.wisc.edu/quantum-cluster. Questions can be directed to Mark Eriksson at maeriksson@wisc.edu.

 

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 areas of experimental or theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful candidates will connect with existing departmental research activity in the fields of solid-state quantum information processing and strongly correlated materials and will expand into complementary areas, including mesoscopic devices and quantum transport, low-dimensional electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, and topological materials. For more information and to apply, please visit go.wisc.edu/DunsonCheng. Questions can be directed to Mark Eriksson at maeriksson@wisc.edu.

 

Zurich Instruments – application scientist quantum technology

Zurich Instruments’ Boston office seeks an application scientist – quantum technology. The application scientist will be part of the marketing and sales team in Boston, with the opportunity to apply technical expertise to solve new technical challenges. Learn more at the Zurich Instruments job page.

 

Student internships in quantum information science

Q-NEXT member institutions are committed to the education and training of the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers. Q-NEXT internships provide an opportunity to work jointly with industry partners.

Student internships with Q-NEXT are available to graduate students at U.S. universities pursuing degrees in areas related to quantum information science.

Students will gain experience in a dynamic environment with close collaboration between researchers at national laboratories, industry and academic partners. Students will benefit from broad exposure to research challenges in quantum information science and an expanded professional network. The program builds on the successful National Science Foundation funded Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET) model piloted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

Students interested in working with Q-NEXT are encouraged to check back here for forthcoming program details and application instructions.