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Senior physicist - Quantum theory

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

Senior 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 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 exceptional individual with a strong track record of theoretical 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 be leading projects on the theory side, developing new control methods for bosonic qubits, assisting on the experimental campaign, providing the design team with a complete theoretical description of bosonic qubit hardware and continuously pushing our comprehension of bosonic systems further. This person will evolve within a highly dynamic environment with strong interaction with the hardware and design groups.

Sought expertise

  • Ph.D. experience in working in theoretical physics with superconducting circuits or quantum optics

  • Proven experience in leading research projects

  • Proven ability to model and understand quantum systems using analytical and numerical techniques

  • Deep knowledge of analytical and numerical methods relevant to the field

  • Proven ability to develop quantum simulation tools in python-based environments

Preferred experience

  • Ph.D. and 2 years of experience in industry or postdoctoral role

  • Experience with theory of quantum computing systems based on superconducting circuits is an asset

  • Experience with theoretical aspects of bosonic codes is an asset

  • Experience in quantum error correction is an asset

Sought profile

  • Strong critical thinking with proven ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to assume a leadership role and drive a small team toward success

  • Team-oriented mindset with proven experience in team working

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and deliver results in a rapidly changing environment

  • 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 schedule 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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