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Physicist - Quantum Theory

Nord Quantique
Nord Quantique
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Physicist - Quantum Theory

About Nord Quantique

At Nord Quantique, we strive to build impactful technology by relentlessly pushing our understanding of quantum science. We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, innovators, builders, and enthusiasts on a mission to make quantum computing a reality. Our quantum processors are designed to reduce errors in quantum computation to facilitate the long-term scaling toward full-fledged quantum computers. We believe it’s our responsibility to deliver this transformative technology for the greater good of society.

We develop our technology in the vibrant quantum ecosystem of Sherbrooke, Canada. Leaning on more than a decade of vertical integration of quantum hardware, we are leveraging a comprehensive pool of quantum technology and micro-electronic infrastructure to deploy our quantum computing technology. Located at the heart of the beautiful Eastern Townships region in the province of Quebec, there’s simply no better place to work on quantum technologies.

Our current needs

We are scaling our activities alongside our quantum processors. In this effort we are looking for an exceptional individual with a strong track record of experimental work in the field of quantum computing with superconducting circuits. This person will assist our team in the development and scaling up of our technology.

More specifically, this individual will lead experimental campaigns to push our hardware capabilities and continuously deepen our understanding of the science behind it. The person will develop new methods and hardware through a strong interaction with our theory and experimental teams.

Our current needs

We are scaling our activities alongside our quantum processors. In this effort, we are looking for a theoretical physicist to assist our theory team in developing our bosonic code technology. The work will be performed in very close collaboration with the experimental efforts and will include developing new quantum control protocols, understanding and describing experimental data, assisting the design of future devices, and developing the simulation platforms. The key theoretical concepts involved go from the field of circuit quantum electrodynamics (cQED) to quantum optics in superconducting microwave devices while integrating quantum simulation techniques. The person will be evolving in a highly dynamic, team-oriented environment and will receive support from the experimental and design teams to drive the technology forward.

Sought expertise

  • MSc and 3 years of experience, or PhD experience in working in theoretical physics in the fields of quantum optics or circuit quantum electrodynamics.

  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to analyze problems and develop mathematical and numerical models based on experimental data

  • Ability to program in Python

Preferred experience

  • Knowledge of standard theoretical methods and concepts used in studies of superconducting circuits

  • Knowledge of standard quantum optics concepts applied in the microwave regime

  • Knowledge of the basic concepts and challenges behind error-corrected quantum computing is an asset

  • Experience with bosonic codes is an asset

  • Proficiency with simulation environment for quantum systems (eg. QuTip)

Sought profile

  • Strong critical thinking with proven ability to solve complex problems

  • Desire to learn new concepts and advance quantum computing

  • Team-oriented mindset

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to convey complex concepts in simple ways

  • Desire to share and advance knowledge and methods among the team

Working at Nord Quantique

At Nord Quantique you will be part of something very special. You will be working in a highly dynamic environment at the forefront of quantum technology development and benefit from a vibrant ecosystem located at the heart of the Quantum Innovation Zone of the picturesque city of Sherbrooke. Our interdisciplinary team is laser-focus of solving grand-challenge and making quantum computing a reality.

Nord Quantique is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment where all individuals can fulfill their aspirations while being supported and heard. This also means that we offer a flexible work schedule and adapt our methods for the well-being of every individual.

Moving to Nord Quantique

Nord Quantique offers moving support, including support in immigration paperwork, finding a house or apartment, childcare and school for children and even with helping your partner to find a new job. We offer moving fees compensation and competitive salaries.

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