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Experimental Physicist

Nord Quantique
Nord Quantique
Employment Types:
Full-time
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USD per year
Posted on:
02/08/2022

Experimental physicist

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 long-term scaling toward fully-fledged quantum computers. We believe it is our responsibility to deliver this transformative technology for the greater good of society.

Located at the heart of the beautiful Eastern Townships region in the province of Quebec, Canada, we develop our technology in the vibrant quantum ecosystem of Sherbrooke, . 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.

Our current needs

We are scaling our activities alongside our quantum processors. In this effort, we are looking for an experimental physicist to assist our quantum hardware team in developing our bosonic code technology. As part of the hardware group, this person will carry out experiments in cryogenic environments to characterize our quantum processors, as well as to improve and develop control protocols. The person will be evolving in a highly dynamic, team-oriented environment and will receive support from the theory team to drive the technology forward.

Sought expertise

  • MSc and 3 years of experience, or Ph.D. experience in working in experimental physics in the fields of quantum optics or quantum computing

  • Proven ability to realize experiments and deliver results

  • Knowledge of the basic concepts and challenges behind quantum computing

  • Strong analytical skills, with proven ability to analyze experimental data and propose paths forward for improvements

  • Ability to program experiments in python-based environments

Preferred experience

  • Knowledge of experimental methods and concepts behind superconducting circuits

  • Experience with cryogenic environments and microwave characterization of quantum devices

  • Experience with quantum computing experiments with superconducting circuits is an asset

  • Experience with bosonic codes is an asset

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 experiments and tasks

  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to convey complex concepts simply

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

Working at Nord Quantique

At Nord Quantique you will be part of something special: working in a highly dynamic environment at the forefront of quantum technology development while benefiting from a vibrant ecosystem located at the heart of the Quantum Innovation Zone of the picturesque city of Sherbrooke. Our interdisciplinary team is laser-focused on solving grand challenges 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 flexible work schedules and adapt our methods for the wellbeing of every individual.

Moving to Nord Quantique

Nord Quantique offers extensive moving support, including help with immigration paperwork, with finding a place to live, with access to childcare and schools, even helping your partner to find a new job. We offer a relocation compensation package and competitive salaries.

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