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, LLC – internships

HRL Laboratories, LLC, is a research and development laboratory that specializes in advancing ultra-high performance circuitry, robust computing and communications, automated data extraction, innovative architected materials and quantum information technology. HRL is a Q-NEXT partner. Experienced undergraduate and graduate students interested in all areas of quantum information technology are encouraged to apply for an internship, which are offered year round and can be full- or part-time, in-person or remote. Recently posted positions include the following:

 

Keysight – Women in Quantum Mentoring Program

Q-NEXT partner 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.

 

Northwestern University – assistant or associate professor in quantum information

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University seeks outstanding candidates who are excited by the opportunity to help build the future of quantum information at a world-class university. Applicants must have completed, or will have completed by the start date, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in experimental research within the broad area of quantum information. Ideal start date is Sept. 1, 2022, though this is negotiable in unusual circumstances. Review process begins on Dec. 15; applications will be accepted beyond that date. Learn more and apply. Direct questions to Selim Shahriar.

 

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. Application review will begin on Nov. 15, 2021.

 

Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – 2022 Panofsky Fellowship

The Panofsky Fellowship is awarded across the full science program at SLAC, including in quantum information science. While an emphasis will be placed on the potential for innovation and growth of new opportunities as their career develops, the candidate’s research plan should also encompass one or more areas within the science program at SLAC. Candidates should be early in their career and have demonstrated significant experience at the postdoctoral level with clear potential for exceptional scholarship, breadth, innovation, and leadership. Learn more and apply. The deadline for the 2022 applications is Dec. 1, 2021.

 

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.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. 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 https://jobs.illinois.edu 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 researchers Mikael Backlund and Wolfgang Pfaff are interested in hiring postdocs for research in quantum science. Email mikaelb@illinois.edu and wpfaff@illinois.edu to inquire.

 

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.