The University of Maryland at College Park is accepting applications to fill two experimental positions pertaining to quantum computing with superconducting devices. This research will be conducted at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) in College Park, MD. LPS is a unique facility, located adjacent to the University of Maryland's College Park campus, where university and federal government personnel collaborate on research in the physical sciences. LPS hosts many cryogenic research laboratories for quantum computing and other solid-state research, and includes on-site cleanroom and nanofabrication facilities.
One of the postdoctoral positions in quantum computing will be advised by Dr. Ben Palmer and will involve conducting quantum interference experiments within a multiple superconducting qubit system. This research will rely on designing, fabricating, and coherently manipulating a multiple qubit system for the creation and detection of the interference.
The second position in quantum computing will be advised by Dr. Kevin Osborn on experimental studies using a two-level-system or random-defect maser. This device exploits the generally deleterious material defects of superconducting qubits, named after their two-state character, and puts them in a circuit to realize coherent lasing [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.163601]. The device will be used to study new boson-matter interactions and develop new quantum coherent devices.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.
Expertise for both of these positions is desired in the following categories: 1) Quantum information experiments, 2) Superconducting devices, 3) Low-noise electronic and RF measurements 4) Low-temperature experience 4) Circuit design and fabrication experience, 5) Data acquisition and analysis, and 6) scientific writing. Interested candidates are invited to submit an electronic application addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Superconducting Quantum Computing”. The application should contain a CV, contact information for two references, and indicate which project the applicant would like to work on.