Postdoctoral positions - Superconducting quantum devices for Quantum Computing - Institute for Quantum Computing Waterloo

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute for Quantum Computing (, University of Waterloo, in the field of superconducting devices. The positions are with the Superconducting Quantum Devices group and will be supervised by Adrian Lupascu.

The positions will focus primarily on two areas of research. The first area is the characterization of coherence of superconducting resonators and quantum bits realized using improved materials and fabrication methods. The second area is the investigation of quantum sensing with superconducting devices, including sensing of microwave photons and magnetic fields. The position will involve one or more of the following topics: design and fabrication of superconducting devices, control and measurement of superconducting devices, analytical and numerical modelling of quantum evolution in closed and open system settings, and development and implementation of protocols for quantum sensing.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, or computer science. Applicants should preferably have prior research experience in one or more of the following areas: superconducting device theory, design and fabrication of superconducting devices, low temperature physics, microwave electronics, software development, quantum control, and quantum sensing. However, we will consider candidates with expertise in other relevant areas, including quantum information theory, atomic physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and materials science, if they have a strong commitment to making the transition to a new research field. Applicants should have a strong record of publications in highly recognized peer-reviewed journals.

The appointment will be for one or two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to continuation of funding and performance. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

The deadline for applications is January 3rd, 2023. However, applications received after this date may be considered if the positions remain unfilled. Please send your curriculum vitae including a list of publications and reference contact information to:

Adrian Lupascu
Associate Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo

Wednesday, November 30, 2022