Universite de Sherbrooke, Institut Quantique

Position ID:Universite de Sherbrooke-Institut Quantique-RS3 [#22675]
Position Title: Research Scientist - Theory of superconducting quantum circuits & circuit QED
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K2R1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Quantum Optics
Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2024/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2022/09/07, listed until 2024/05/31)
Position Description:    

Theory of superconducting quantum circuits & circuit QED

Research scientist position in quantum computing


About Theory of superconducting quantum devices group

Led by Alexandre Blais, the group specializes in quantum computing and quantum optics in circuit QED, a leading quantum computer architecture. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, superconducting quantum circuits, circuit QED, quantum error correction, microwave quantum optics, variational quantum algorithms, and machine learning.

As a member of the group, you'll be part of a close-knit community collaborating with leading academic and industrial partners worldwide. Members of the group also benefit from participation in the Quantum Science Accelerator, a US Department of Energy funded research network, and CIFAR's quantum information program. To find out more about the group and the advantages of joining it visit our website.


Job description

Role : As part of an experienced team, carry out original and independent research in the field of quantum information science, in a bilingual (English/French) environment. With the freedom to choose the projects that matches your interests and the opportunity to mentor motivated students while also getting involved in project management and grant applications, you'll be in the perfect position to build a solid career.

Location : Located in Quebec, Canada, the Institut quantique (IQ) at the Université de Sherbrooke is a collaborative environment with over 300 students, postdocs and faculty members pioneering advancements in the fields of quantum information science, quantum engineering and quantum materials. IQ's modern and architecturally unique building, inaugurated in 2022, offers an array of collaborative spaces to inspire creativity and innovation.

Located in the heart of Sherbrooke, a thriving urban area (225 000 people) in the midst of the Appalachian range, you'll enjoy the perfect balance of peaceful surroundings and city amenities. Sherbrooke's human-scale campus and welcoming community provide the ideal backdrop for your journey. The Université de Sherbrooke is amongst the top three universities for quantum research in Canada and is only 150 km (93 miles) away from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent flight connections to Europe, USA and South America.



We're looking for highly motivated candidates, capable of working independently on their projects while actively collaborating with other group members. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication skills as evidenced by publications and talks, and has strong interpersonal skills. If your academic background or profile doesn't, at first glance, seem directly related to our research interests, explain how your expertise could be useful to us and tell us about your motivation to join us. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We believe that a diverse team enhances creativity, promotes innovation, and empowers us to make groundbreaking advancements in our field. 


To apply

Submit a statement of interest, a short description of planned research and of past mentoring experience, and a CV including a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of references sent in support of the application. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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Further Info:
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Institut quantique
Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke (Québec)