QuantumX maintains a list of jobs and opportunities that are relevant for UW students interested in quantum-enabled technologies. Opportunities on this page will be listed for six months. Contact uwqis@uw.edu if you would like to share an opportunity with our community. 

Jobs

AMO Physicist with ColdQuanta – Madison, WI
ColdQuanta would like to hear from experimental physicists, preferably with an expertise in Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with very strong problem solving, technical, and leadership skills. Candidates having experience with Rydberg atoms, cold and ultracold atoms, and/or ion-trapping are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will lead a research project whose purpose is to investigate improvements to the scaling prospects and the cycle shot rate of a quantum computer based on cold neutral atoms. The physicist will be responsible for the management of a team of one or more engineers and/or technicians, and must be ready to grow in this leadership role as the scope of the project expands. Learn more and apply

Atomic Physicist with ColdQuanta- Boulder, CO
ColdQuanta would like to hear from experimental physicists preferably with an expertise in atomic clocks, frequency metrology, and spectroscopy. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with very strong technical skills. Candidates with experience in ultra-cold atoms, spectroscopy techniques, atomic clocks, and various related control systems are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will collaborate on current research projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The physicist will work closely with a team consisting of fellow physicists, engineers and technicians. Learn more and apply. 

AMO Physicist with ColdQuanta – Simulation and Modeling
ColdQuanta would like to engage both experimental and theoretical physicists with expertise in Atomic Molecular Optical (AMO) physics. We are looking for individuals with strong ability in simulation and modeling of AMO and quantum physics. Applications should be self-motivated, energetic, and have great problem solving and technical skills. Candidates with experience doing simulation of quantum mechanical systems, atomic energy levels, Rydberg atoms, and cold and ultracold atoms are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will contribute to the development of ColdQuanta’s quantum computing systems. Simulation and modeling work will impact gate and circuit implementations, noise mitigation techniques, system tuning, and system design. The position will support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The physicist will work closely with a team consisting of fellow physicists, engineers, and technicians. Learn more and apply.

Quantum Physicist with ColdQuanta- Quantum Computing – Boulder, CO
Quantum computers have the potential to radically alter the nature of information processing. ColdQuanta is using cold atoms and lasers to unlock this revolutionary power. Come help us lead the revolution! We would like to hear from experimental physicists, preferably with an expertise in Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with exceptional problem solving and technical skills to join our quantum computing team. Candidates having experience with Rydberg atoms, cold and ultracold atoms, and/or ion trapping are strongly encouraged to apply.
The quantum physicist will collaborate on current research projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The quantum physicist’s role will include a combination of self-directed and collaborative efforts with a team of fellow physicists, engineers, and technicians. Learn more and apply

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)
Theoretical quantum information science (QIS), part of the National Science Foundation’s Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). FRHTP Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue independent lines of research, to work with CQuIC faculty members, and to interact with leading researchers at CQuIC’s partner institutions and collaborators at NQI Centers. Fellows also participate in CQuIC’s hub activities, including hot-topics workshops and SQuInT. Candidates should have a completed PhD in a discipline related to QIS. Applicants must apply at UNMJobs req16602; applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a cover letter that specifies the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references, and ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to cquic@unm.edu.  Applicants must also submit a detailed statement of interest with a proposal for research as an FRTP Postdoctoral Fellow.

Openings for staff scientists and post-doctoral fellows in Quantum Science and Technology Branch (QST) in the Army Research Laboratory
The openings include efforts in quantum sensing, timing, quantum memories, and entanglement distribution. We are leveraging multiple platforms to enhance light-matter interactions, which will enable us to explore fundamental physics and develop practical quantum technologies. Efforts include developing near-term quantum sensors as well as practical quantum-enhanced metrology/distributed-entanglement gains for future Army systems. QST has a close collaboration with the Quantum Technology Center at the University of Maryland (QTC) including shared lab space and projects. If interested in learning more or applying, contact jonathan.e.hoffman.civ@army.mil and Fredrik.k.fatemi.civ@army.mil.

Postdoctoral Research Associate within the C2QA Quantum computing team
Stony Brook University is part of the C2QA team, and is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research projects on application of quantum computing to basic science, focusing on nuclear and high energy physics. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience in digital quantum simulations and in nuclear or high energy theory. Apply here

Postdoctoral Researcher in QIS Superconducting Device Physics
New postdoctoral positions are open in the Detection Physics group at PNNL to work on research at the intersections of Quantum Information Science (QIS) with High Energy and Nuclear Physics (HEP and NP). Projects will investigate the use of superconducting sensors and related cryogenic device physics for the benefit of QIS as well as HEP and NP science. Available for outstanding postdoc candidates with a mix of hardware and analysis/simulation experience. Learn more and apply.

Colorado School of Mines Quantum Engineering Faculty Openings
The Quantum Engineering program at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for junior and senior faculty positions with expertise in quantum information, electronic materials, and devices. Anticipated home departments include, but are not limited to, Applied Math & Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, and Physics. Learn more and apply >

Dartmouth Postdoc Opening in Quantum Characterization and Control
The theoretical research group of Professor Lorenza Viola is looking for a highly motivated, well-qualified postdoctoral fellow interested in conducting research in theoretical quantum information science, with emphasis on open quantum systems and quantum control engineering. The position is fully funded for a two-year period, with further renewal possible. Contact Professor Viola | Viola Lab

UCLA QIST Education Director
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California-Los Angeles seeks an Education Director to lead the UCLA Master of Quantum Science and Technology Degree Program and manage the education efforts of the NSF-funded Challenge Institute for Quantum Computing. Learn more and apply >

UW ECE, ME, CSE Faculty Openings in QIST
The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering invite applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level as part of a UW College of Engineering cluster hiring initiative in quantum information science & technology (QIST). The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering invites applications for full-time, tenure-track or tenure-eligible faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, closely aligned with UW’s community of QIST researchers. Learn more >

UW Physics IQuS Research Faculty Openings
The University of Washington Department of Physics InQubator for Quantum Simulation (IQuS) invites applications for non-tenure track faculty positions at the research assistant professor level. The positions will perform research in quantum simulation of quantum field theories and quantum many-body systems, entanglement in quantum systems, or related areas. Learn more and apply >

Yale Nanodevices Lab Postdoc and Grad Student Openings
The Yale Nanodevices Laboratory welcomes Postdoctoral and Ph.D. applicants in Electrical Engineering and Physics in the following areas:

  • Hardware for quantum systems including quantum light sources, detectors, and microwave-to-optical quantum frequency conversions
  • Strongly coupled-light matter systems, cavity optomechanics, and spin-cavity systems 
  • Superconducting electronics and cryogenic data links
  • Nonlinear photonics and frequency combs technology
  • III-Nitride photonics and laser technology

Contact Professor Hong Tang | Tang Lab | Recruitment Flyer 

Student Opportunities

Sustainable Research Pathways Workshop
The Quantum Information Science and Technology (QuIST) group is joining SRP to connect with faculty and students interested in building the next generation of quantum information hardware. Looking for students and faculty who love physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and/or device engineering to check out this opportunity. Learn more and apply

Global Quantum Leap AcecelNet program
Taking applications to participate in a 10-week structured research experience at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. Applications are open now for advanced undergraduates with prior research experience (ie. REU), graduate students, and postdocs with an interest in materials and devices for quantum information systems. Deadline to apply is November 15th, selections will be made in December 2021. Learn more and apply.

Qubit by Qubit Teaching Assistants
For undergraduate and graduate students: hiring paid Teaching Assistants (TAs) who will support our academic year Introduction to Quantum Computing course. This is a first-of-its-kind program designed to make quantum computing accessible to high school students. Through two semesters (8 months) of weekly lectures, lab sections, and homework assignments, students will develop a foundation understanding of quantum computing. Learn More | Apply

ML4Q Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Join the Matter & Light for Quantum Computing (ML4Q) Undergraduate Research Internship Program for Summer 2021 and get hands-on experience in a quantum research lab in Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, or Jülich, Germany. Learn more and apply >

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP)
This unique 12-week program for Summer 2021 consists of six weeks of academic research at Princeton working at any quantum-related group, followed by six weeks at IBM working in the quantum computing group at Yorktown Heights. Learn more and apply >

UW MEM-C REU and RET
University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) aims to accelerate the development of future energy conversion, information processing (including quantum), and sensing technologies through design, discovery, processing, and application of complex electronic and photonic materials. The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is focused on exposing veterans and under-represented minorities to a viable and relevant career pathway focused on materials and energy research. The summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program invites middle and high school teachers to participate in research and curriculum design. Students will learn about relevant, state of the art content in future energy conversion, information processing, and sensing technologies through design, discovery, processing, and application of complex electronic and photonic materials.
MEM-C REU/RET Flyer | Learn more and apply >