Research Associate

Quantum Circuits - New Haven, CT

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $69,000 a year
Quantum Circuits, Inc. is on a mission to transform quantum computation into a powerful platform that will solve the world’s most challenging problems. QCI is a start-up that spun out of the world-leading research labs of Profs. Rob Schoelkopf and Michel Devoret at Yale University in late 2015. We are committed to bringing to market the first practical quantum computer, built out of superconducting quantum circuit elements. Ours is a modular approach – we focus on scaling up a network of simple yet powerful quantum computing blocks, tackling challenges like error correction head-on. QCI’s scaling roadmap doesn’t stop at quantum hardware – we are building an entire quantum stack, in which software, control electronics, and algorithms development all play an integral role. We invite you to reach out to us and apply to join our motivated and multi-disciplinary team. Our goal is to revolutionize the field and usher in a new age of quantum information – be part of it.
As a QCI Research Associate, these are the kind of projects you’d be working on:
Measuring and characterizing the superconducting qubits, cavities, and amplifiers that are at the forefront of the quantum computing world
Documenting and analyzing experimental data
Managing of scientific instruments, such as dilution refrigerators
Preparing and mounting samples for measurement
Troubleshooting experimental protocols and systems

What we’re looking for from you:
Fluency in Python; proficiency in C++
Bachelor’s degree or higher in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or similar
Extensive experience working in a laboratory environment; in particular, experience in cryogenics, soldering, and microwave measurement is preferred
A background in quantum physics, quantum information, or quantum computing is preferred
Excellent attention to detail, communication skills, and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with professionals from other fields of physics and engineering