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Quantum computing experimental scientist/engineer (solid state devices)
Be part of the world's leading team in silicon quantum computing
Unique opportunity to join a new start-up in university setting
AU $123–164k + 17 per cent superannuation and leave loading
With $83 million of new commercial backing and in partnership with recently formed company Silicon
Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, we are seeking more than 20 researchers, engineers and technicians from
industry and academia to accelerate the commercialisation of our world-leading research in silicon quantum
SQC has a 5-year business plan to build a 10-qubit prototype quantum computer in silicon. The company
builds on more than 15 years of research in the development of a quantum computer in silicon at CQC2T.
Andrew Dzurak is a Scientia Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications. His
research group studies silicon-based quantum computing, nanoelectronics and nanofabrication. His group
has access to a dedicated cryo-electrical measurement laboratory with four dilution refrigerators, other
supporting cryo-systems, and advanced high frequency and microwave electronics. The group also utilises
experimental facilities at the Australian National Fabrication Facility, of which Prof Dzurak is Director. His
research is supported via a range of funding sources including the US Army Research Office, the Australian
Research Council, and, for this position, a research contract with Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd. His
research group comprises six postdoctoral fellows and 11 postgraduate and undergraduate research students.
The Australian National Fabrication Facility is supported by a further 13 technical and administrative staff.
This physicist or engineer will join a team, led by Prof Dzurak, focused on the development of silicon-MOSbased
quantum dot qubits that are compatible with wafer-scale CMOS manufacturing. Over the past four
years the team has demonstrated the world's first two-qubit quantum logic gate in silicon and one-qubit gates
with control fidelities that are compatible with fault-tolerant quantum computing.
The successful candidate will be an experienced physicist or engineer with experience in the experimental
measurement and operation of solid-state qubits. They will be responsible for the quantum measurement of
CMOS-compatible silicon multi-qubit (up to 10-qubit) devices that will be investigated within Prof Dzurak's
group. They will be involved in all aspects of experimental systems design, cryo-electrical measurement,
development of multi-qubit operational protocols, and advanced multi-qubit quantum logic demonstrations,
including error detection and correction protocols.
This is a three-year fixed term position providing a unique opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team
of scientists and engineers at the forefront of global quantum computing internationally. This is one of more
than 20 positions currently open for applications. View the full list of available roles on the CQC2T website.
Applications: Please submit your resume and cover letter (addressing the selection criteria outlined in the
Position Description) via our online application process. Please note all attached documentation must be
in pdf format. Disable any pop-up blockers in your browser before downloading the Position Description
Closing date: Applications close at 11:59pm on 31 December 2017 AEDT. We encourage all candidates to
complete the application process as soon as possible. Potential start dates are negotiable for the successful