Silicon Quantum Computing

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If you think you have the passion, vision and determination to join our team we might have an opportunity for you.

Atomic Fabrication Scientist

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+ Join a world-class team at the cutting edge of technology, focussed on making quantum computers a reality

+ Collaborate with a diverse, multicultural team across the full stack quantum computer

+ Enjoy the sunny shores and stunning scenery of Sydney, Australia

 

An exciting opportunity exists for an Atomic Fabrication Scientist to undertake a unique academic-industry position in a start-up company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd (SQC), co-located with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication (CQC2T or the Centre), based at UNSW Sydney. This position will be in one of Australia’s leading research teams conducting world-leading research in atomic electronics and quantum computing with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom-qubits in silicon. Silicon Quantum Computing is an Australian research and development company, working hard to make quantum computers a reality.

 

Position Summary

The Atomic Fabrication Scientist optimises the fabrication of nanometre to atomic scale devices in silicon. This includes the ongoing development of unique semiconductor fabrication techniques and processes and the operation of an ultra-high vacuum scanning tunnelling microscopy / molecular beam epitaxy (STM/MBE) system for the production of atomic-scale devices for studies of coherent transport of quantum information in multi-qubit architectures.

The Atomic Fabrication Scientist works alongside atomic-scale device fabrication scientists, clean-room managers, and device processing engineers to fabricate atomic-scale silicon devices with controlled dopant profiles and support the overall fabrication of globally unique quantum computer processors.

This position reports to the Senior Research Fellow, Dr Joris Keizer, and works alongside other staff and students funded by SQC as well as CQC2T. While this role does not have any direct reports, it is expected that they will assist where necessary with the supervision of other team members.

 

About SQC

+ SQC is an Australian research and development company, with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom qubits in silicon.

+ SQC is a well-funded Australian company formed by the Commonwealth Government, the New South Wales State Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, and UNSW Sydney.

+ SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to have a global impact.

+ SQC’s work is building on more than 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre of Excellence which includes the development of dedicated manufacturing and measurement techniques for an atom-based quantum computer in silicon.

+ This role and SQC are located at the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

 

Opportunities and Accountabilities 

+ Responsible for the reproducible execution of a globally unique atomic-scale device fabrication process of excellent quality.

+ Drive the reproducible execution of device fabrication processes on a day-to-day basis.

+ Responsible for the ongoing development of the atomic-scale device fabrication process for improved device metrics and high yield.

+ Design, fabrication and measurement of atomic-scale silicon qubit devices.

+ Conduct the operation and maintenance of ScientaOmicron Nanotechnology variable and low-temperature scanning probe microscopes and MBE systems.

+ Design, fabricate and measure internationally unique atomic-scale, multi-qubit devices in silicon using scanning probe lithography and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).

+ Undertake detailed analysis of individual process steps for optimisation and improvement and provide thorough reports.

+ Work closely with clean-room managers and device processing engineers to further the electrical interface and chip layout of multi qubit devices.

+ Provide technical assistance and training to the research staff and students working on the current process.

+ Liaise with the Senior Research Fellow and team to ensure efficient delivery of atomic-scale devices.

+ Start developing independent research experiments/projects for troubleshooting processing issues and improving the yield and efficiency of atomic-scale device fabrication process.

+ Implement safety systems including OH&S, hazardous substances, risk assessments and conformance with AS’s codes.

+ Assist with the training and guidance of atomic fabrication and cleanroom engineers and scientists.

+ Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.

+ Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

 

About the successful applicant

+ A PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, and/or relevant field.

+ Demonstrated work experience in a research environment including hands-on experience of scanning tunnelling microscopy.

+ Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.

+ Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research.

+ Demonstrated strong track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.

+ Demonstrated internationally recognised work in ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopy or molecular beam epitaxy.

+ Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas is required:

– STM of semiconductor surfaces, preferably silicon;

– high resolution STM-lithography;

– crystal growth by MBE;

– single atom manipulation;

– spin measurements by STM; or

– spectroscopy measurements by STM

+ Experience in fabrication and research of nanostructured and mesoscopic devices on semiconductor materials, such as silicon, III-V semiconductors.

+ Experience in troubleshooting and solving complex fabrication issues.

+ Experience of working in close knit teams to optimise complex semiconductor device processes.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.

+ An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

Quantum Chemistry Applications Scientist

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+ Join a world-class team at the cutting edge of technology, focussed on making quantum computers a reality

+ Collaborate with a diverse, multicultural team across the full stack quantum computer

+ Enjoy the sunny shores and stunning scenery of Sydney, Australia

 

The Quantum Chemistry Applications Scientist works with one of Australia’s leading research teams conducting world-leading research in atomic electronics and quantum computing teams funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC) based at UNSW Sydney.

 

Position Summary

This role will support the identification of use cases and algorithm development for both analogue and digital quantum computers to solve difficult industry applications in the near-term. In this role, the Quantum Chemistry Applications Scientist will consider analogue quantum systems comprised of large arrays of phosphorus-doped silicon quantum dots as a computational resource. Additionally, this role will develop algorithms for digital quantum computers focusing on solving industry problems with a 100-qubit silicon-based quantum processor, as the broader SQC team works to scale quantum devices from 10-qubit to 100-qubit architectures within the next 5 years. This role will examine quantum chemistry use cases for both quantum computing paradigms from the defence, materials, and electronics industries. Where necessary this role will assist with the support of PhD and undergraduate students and other members of the Algorithms and Architectures team.

The Quantum Chemistry Application Scientist will report to Dr Casey Myers, the Algorithms and Applications team lead, and work closely with Associate Professor Charles Hill, the Quantum Architectures team lead, alongside other staff, and students funded by SQC.

 

About SQC

+ SQC is an Australian research and development company, with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom qubits in silicon.

+ SQC is a well-funded Australian company formed by the Commonwealth Government, the New South Wales State Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, and UNSW Sydney.

+ SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to have a global impact.

+ SQC’s work is building on more than 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre of Excellence which includes the development of dedicated manufacturing and measurement techniques for an atom-based quantum computer in silicon.

+ This role and SQC are located at the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

 

Opportunities and Accountabilities 

Level A: 

+ Investigate quantum advantage with near-term quantum systems for chemistry applications.

+ Explore the implementation of analogue quantum systems on near-term arrays of phosphorus-doped silicon quantum dots.

+ Explore the implementation of digital quantum algorithms on near-term, atom-based silicon hardware.

+ Adapt, tailor, and develop analogue quantum systems and quantum algorithms for industry focussed applications.

+ Work on the theory of analogue quantum systems to better understand the near- and medium-term direction of analogue quantum computing to determine when/how a quantum advantage can be achieved.

+ Work on the theory of quantum algorithms to better understand the medium- to long-term direction of quantum computing to determine when/how a quantum advantage can be achieved.

+ Work with a multidisciplinary team of quantum physicists, engineers, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students for early-stage quantum system implementations on silicon-based quantum computer devices.

+ Generate high quality research publication output.

+ Provide technical assistance and training to the research staff and students working within SQC.

+ Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.

+ Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Level B: (in addition to the above)

+ Make significant contribution to the field of quantum machine learning.

+ Where appropriate, take leadership of research projects.

+ Supervise honours or other higher degree research students

 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Level A:           

+ A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or relevant field, with work experience in a research or commercial environment.

+ Demonstrated research capabilities in quantum chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, spin physics or quantum algorithms related field.

+ Experience writing high-performance algorithm implementation, preferably in Python, MATLAB, C/C++, or equivalent. GPU programming experience.

+ Experience with Python quantum computing packages such as OpenQASM (Qiskit), Cirq, Project Q, or equivalent.

+ Experience in troubleshooting and solving complex unplanned issues.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ High level written and verbal communication skills and the ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.

+ Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.

+ An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level B: (in addition to the above)

+ Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with a track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.

+ Demonstrated outstanding research capabilities in quantum chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, spin physics, quantum algorithms or related field are essential.

+ Experience devising solutions to industry use-cases with quantum systems.

+ Experience solving chemistry/materials problems on quantum systems.

+ Experience modelling qubit systems.

+ Significant experience with Python quantum computing packages, such as OpenQASM (Qiskit), Cirq, ProjectQ, or equivalent.

+ Experience with co-supervision of higher degree research students in quantum computing.

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

Quantum Machine Learning Scientist

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+ Join a world-class team at the cutting edge of technology, focussed on making quantum computers a reality

+ Collaborate with a diverse, multicultural team across the full stack quantum computer

+ Enjoy the sunny shores and stunning scenery of Sydney, Australia

 

The Quantum Machine Learning Scientist works within a truly multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the forefront of atomic electronics and quantum computing internationally, funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC) and based at UNSW Sydney.

 

Position Summary

This role will work closely with hardware, software and processing engineers to realise quantum processors in silicon ensuring high-fidelity control and measurement of multi-qubit devices at cryogenic temperatures. The Quantum Machine Learning Scientist will develop different machine learning protocols, including reservoir computing, extreme learning machines and kernel methods, for near-term implementations of both analogue and digital quantum computers. They will use SQC’s analogue quantum devices, comprised of large arrays of phosphorus-doped silicon quantum dots, as a computational resource to solve certain well-defined computational tasks to demonstrate potential advantage over classical computational methods. Additionally, this role will develop machine learning models for digital quantum computers focusing on protocols that can be implemented with a 100-qubit silicon-based quantum processor, as the broader SQC team works to scale quantum devices from 10-qubit to 100-qubit architectures within the next 5 years. Where necessary, this role will assist with the support and supervision of PhD and undergraduate students and other members of the Algorithms and Architectures team members.

The Quantum Machine Learning Scientist will report to Dr Casey Myers, the Algorithms and Applications team lead, and also work closely with Associate Professor Charles Hill, the Quantum Architectures team lead, alongside other staff and students funded by SQC.

 

About SQC

+ SQC is an Australian research and development company, with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom qubits in silicon.

+ SQC is a well-funded Australian company formed by the Commonwealth Government, the New South Wales State Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, and UNSW Sydney.

+ SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to have a global impact.

+ SQC’s work is building on more than 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre of Excellence which includes the development of dedicated manufacturing and measurement techniques for an atom-based quantum computer in silicon.

+ This role and SQC are located at the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

 

Opportunities and Accountabilities 

Level A: 

+ Develop quantum machine learning models with near-term quantum systems.

+ Design and implement machine learning protocols with analogue quantum systems using near-term arrays of phosphorus-doped silicon quantum dots.

+ Design and implement machine learning protocols with digital quantum algorithms on near-term, atom-based silicon hardware.

+ Adapt, tailor, and develop quantum machine learning protocols for industry focussed applications.

+ Work on the theory of quantum machine learning to determine when/how a quantum advantage can be achieved for both analogue and digital quantum computing.

+ Work with a multidisciplinary team of quantum physicists, engineers, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students for early-stage quantum system implementations on silicon-based quantum computer devices.

+ Generate high quality research publication output.

+ Provide technical assistance and training to the research staff and students working within SQC.

+ Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.

+ Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Level B: (in addition to the above)

+ Make significant contribution to the field of quantum machine learning.

+ Where appropriate, take leadership of research projects.

+ Supervise honours or other higher degree research students

 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Level A:            

+ A PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or relevant field, with work experience in a research or commercial environment.

+ Demonstrated experience in classical machine learning techniques, with expertise in reservoir computing, extreme learning machines or kernel methods.

+ Demonstrated research capabilities in quantum machine learning or a related field.

+ Experience writing high-performance quantum algorithm implementation, preferably in Python, MATLAB, C/C++, or equivalent. GPU programming and/or high-performance computing experience.

+ Experience with Python quantum computing packages such as OpenQASM (Qiskit), Cirq, Project Q, or equivalent.

+ Experience in troubleshooting and solving complex unplanned issues.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ High level written and verbal communication skills and the ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.

+ Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.

+ An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level B: (in addition to the above)

+ Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in machine learning or quantum algorithms with a track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.

+ Demonstrated significant experience in classical machine learning techniques, with expertise in reservoir computing, extreme learning machines or kernel methods.

+ Demonstrated outstanding research capabilities in quantum machine learning or a related field.

+ Experience solving problems with machine learning on quantum systems.

+ Experience modelling qubit systems.

+ Significant experience with Python quantum computing packages, such as OpenQASM (Qiskit), Cirq, ProjectQ, or equivalent.

+ Experience with co-supervision of higher degree research students in quantum computing.

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

PhD Project – Multi-qubit gates and entanglement via exchange coupling

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Recent results have demonstrated that atom qubits in silicon offer excellent coherent times, high-fidelity readout, fast two-qubit logic, and high-fidelity entangling gates. At SQC we have unique ability to fabricate atom qubits with exquisite sub-nanometre precision. At SQC, we now focus on scaling-up qubit numbers by fabricating multiple donor dots where electron spins on neighbouring dots are coupled via exchange interaction which can be then used to implement entangling gates between pairs of electron spins. In this experimental project, the fabricated quantum processors will be measured in a dilution refrigerator using various electrical measurement techniques and the student will work alongside the measurement team to design, implement, and optimise the exchange-based multi-qubit gates on atom-qubit devices.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Ludwik Kranz (l.kranz@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Benchmarking of high-fidelity single and multi-qubit gates

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Recent advances in quantum computing led to successful implementation of quantum algorithms using multi-qubit devices fabricated in different material platforms. However, further progress is needed to maintain low error rates while scaling-up the qubit numbers.

In this project, the multi-qubit quantum processor will be fabricated with sub-nanometre precision using a scanning tunnelling microscopy hydrogen-lithography combined with phosphine dosing. The fabricated quantum processors will then be measured in a dilution refrigerator using various electrical measurement techniques. The student will use different benchmarking methods to understand and quantify the errors during single and multi-qubit gates in devices based on atom qubits in silicon. The knowledge gained can be then used to optimise the performance of multi-qubit quantum processors.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Ludwik Kranz (l.kranz@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Utilising analogue quantum systems as a computational resource

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

In the current noisy-intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) computation regime there is significant interest in developing analogue quantum systems that may be able to perform certain computational tasks more efficiently than classical computers. Proposals for these analogue systems range from trapped ions to nuclear spins in diamond. Here at SQC, we have the unique ability to fabricate quantum dot arrays in the strongly interacting regime that is classically intractable where quantum advantage may be achievable. In this project, the student will study experimentally how we can utilise these analogue devices for quantum machine learning and optimisation problems. They will develop cryogenic measurement techniques, electronics, and methods for operating the devices pushing them towards the point they can outperform their classical counterparts.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Samuel Gorman (samuel.gorman@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Noise mitigation and error correction in atomic qubits in silicon

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

SQC is the world leader in fabricating quantum processors with atomic precision in silicon. At SQC we now focus on scaling up the qubit numbers while preserving the excellent performance metrics of spin qubits. As we increase the qubit count, further progress is needed in terms of noise mitigation and error correction strategies to enable execution of more complex quantum algorithms. This project will focus on characterising and understanding underlying noise sources in silicon qubit platform, as well as optimising qubit control systems for feedback-based noise mitigation techniques and implementing circuit-based quantum error correction protocols. The goal of the project is to improve the operation of a quantum processor by reducing errors.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Ludwik Kranz (l.kranz@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Multi-qubit algorithms using atomic qubits in silicon

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

SQC leads the field internationally in making precision atomic electronic devices based on phosphorus (P) donors in silicon where both the electron spin and the nuclear spin of the P atom can be used as qubits. Multi-qubit processors can be fabricated using multi-donor dots where multiple nuclear spins are coupled to single electron spin via the hyperfine coupling. Recent results on multi-donor dots have demonstrated exceptionally long relaxation times, high-fidelity readout, and high-fidelity entangling gates. At SQC, we now focus on benchmarking the multi-donor quantum processors by performing multi-qubit algorithms targeted towards the industry-relevant use cases. In this project, the multi-qubit quantum processor will be fabricated with sub-nanometre precision using a scanning tunnelling microscopy hydrogen-lithography combined with phosphine dosing. The fabricated quantum processors will then be measured in a dilution refrigerator using various electrical measurement techniques. The student will work on designing, implementing, and improving small-scale algorithms used to benchmark and optimise atom-based multi-qubit devices.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Ludwik Kranz (l.kranz@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Quantum Algorithms with Quantum Advantage

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Quantum algorithms have been shown to provide a way of speeding up certain computationally demanding classical algorithms, across an extensive range of problem types, including optimisation, solving linear algebra problems, solving differential equations and factoring large numbers. In recent years there has been a renewed effort to apply, adapt and extend previously developed quantum algorithms to solve real world problems across multiple industry types, including finance, chemistry, materials science, logistics, transport and pharmaceuticals. The ultimate aim in applying quantum algorithms to real world problems is to determine if, how and when a quantum advantage could be observed, given that we are currently working in the so-called noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) era. In this context, we define a quantum advantage to be when a quantum device could solve a practical problem faster, more efficiently, or with greater accuracy than that possible with the most powerful classical supercomputers. At SQC, we are developing the full stack platform for universal quantum computation based on high fidelity nuclear and electron spin qubit devices made from phosphorus donors in silicon. In this project we will develop quantum algorithms for the silicon based architecture to solve real world problems for industry that will lead to a provable near-term quantum advantage. This will include focusing on how best to use and minimise circuit depths for algorithms that rely on core workhorse quantum subroutines such as the quantum Fourier transform, amplitude amplification, quantum phase estimation, Hamiltonian simulation, quantum singular value transformation and quantum walks.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Casey Myers (casey.myers@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Near-Term Quantum Algorithms

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

We are currently in a very exciting age of quantum computing, on the very precipice of observing a so-called quantum advantage, where a quantum device could solve a practical problem faster, more efficiently, or with greater accuracy than that possible with the most powerful classical supercomputers.

Recent encouraging results have observed clear quantum supremacy for both superconducting and photonic physical systems, but the problems solved in these cases, while mathematically non-trivial, are contrived to emphasise the power of quantum circuits and have little practical use for real world problems.

There are two fundamental issues that must first be resolved before a quantum advantage can be realised: what is the best physical architecture for encoding low noise, long coherent time qubits and operating high fidelity quantum gates; what algorithms can be implemented on low depth circuits before noise decoheres the quantum information.

At SQC, we are developing the full stack platform for universal quantum computation based on high fidelity nuclear and electron spin qubit devices made from phosphorus donors in silicon. In this project we will focus on developing quantum algorithms in the silicon architecture from a bottom-up perspective, investigating the use of near-term heuristic quantum algorithms to observe a quantum advantage, such as the quantum approximate optimisation algorithm (QAOA), heuristic kernel methods and the variational eignensovler (VQE) along with its various generalisations.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Casey Myers (Casey.Myers@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Exploring Novel Applications for Silicon Semiconductor Quantum Computers

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Silicon semiconductor quantum computers hold the promise of realizing scalable and practical quantum technologies. This project aims to leverage the capabilities of near-term quantum computers built on silicon qubits to explore and develop novel applications of quantum algorithms  and protocols and explore the ways that these can be mapped to silicon quantum computers. By harnessing the unique properties of silicon-based qubits, we can pave the way for ground-breaking advancements in areas where classical computing falls short. In this project we will focus on the application of silicon quantum computers, the mapping to these devices, performance benchmarking, and the optimisation of protocols and algorithms for these devices.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Charles Hill (Charles.Hill1@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Quantum Computer Verification and Validation

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

A crucial aspect of quantum computing research that focuses on ensuring the correctness, reliability, and performance of quantum computing systems. QCVV involves developing methodologies, tools, and techniques to verify the behaviour of quantum processors, validate their results, and assess their performance against theoretical expectations. This field plays a vital role in building trust and confidence in quantum computing technologies, which are inherently complex and susceptible to various sources of errors. This project encompasses topics such as error characterization, where we are particularly interested in novel effects like non-Markovian noise and spatially correlated noise, mitigation of that noise, benchmarking, and the development of novel techniques for verifying and validating quantum computation.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Charles Hill (Charles.Hill1@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Quantum Error Correction in Silicon Architectures

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

The project proposes an integrated exploration of Quantum Error Correction (QEC) on silicon-based qubits. This projects aims to not only assess the performance of codes like the surface code on silicon qubits but also to actively demonstrate and refine QEC protocols tailored to the unique properties of silicon quantum computers. The project seeks to optimize the underlying architectural elements of silicon qubit systems to enhance their suitability for QEC applications, and consider ways in which QEC can be applied to silicon quantum computers. Through simulation and analysis, assess how these codes interact with silicon qubits’ characteristics and identify strategies to enhance their efficiency.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Charles Hill (Charles.Hill1@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Quantum simulation using Coulomb-confined quantum dots

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Quantum simulation of materials and chemistry is considered one of the most promising opportunities for future quantum computers. These simulations become classically intractable due to the strong interactions between electrons making accurate (and often qualitative) predictions extremely difficult. At SQC we have the unique ability to fabricate quantum dot arrays in the strongly interacting regime that is classically intractable where quantum advantage may be achievable. In this project, the student will develop techniques for analogue quantum simulation of materials and chemistry. They will work closely with theoretical collaborators to develop novel devices based on our Coulomb-confined quantum dots operated in cryogenic dilution refrigerators.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Samuel Gorman (samuel.gorman@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – Electric-dipole spin resonance (EDSR) with donor-bound electron spins

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

Electric-dipole spin resonance (EDSR) has recently been gaining considerable attention in the spin-qubit field due to the local, fast, and high-fidelity control allowed by electric (rather than magnetic) fields. Single and two-qubit gates have been demonstrated in gate-defined quantum dots with promising fidelity and scalability. At SQC we have developed a technique for EDSR control of our donor-based qubits that harnesses the nuclear spins for electrical control. Not only does this new qubit promise fast control but also allows for long-distance coupling making it extremely attractive for large-scale quantum computing architectures. The student will experimentally investigate EDSR qubits using phosphorus-donors in silicon and work to scale the number of qubits towards a 100-qubit prototype. The few qubit devices will be measure in a dilution refrigerator where the student develop cryogenic control techniques, optimise the qubit performance, and design new device architectures for larger qubit systems.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Samuel Gorman (samuel.gorman@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

PhD Project – High-fidelity state preparation and measurement (SPAM) in donor-based qubits

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You are:

A hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic student who’d like to earn money while studying for your PhD. You’re seeking real-world, industry experience while working alongside some of the brightest, most inspirational minds in the quantum computing world. And you wouldn’t mind a taco for lunch occasionally.

 

We are:

In the race to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. We’re a company based in Sydney, with cutting-edge technology and brilliant researchers. Thanks to our highly-integrated and multidisciplinary team, we’re building the full-stack under the one roof. We’re called SQC. And we occasionally have tacos for lunch.

Does this sound like a match? If so, we have some scholarships we’d like to show you. Earn money while earning your PhD, get real-world experience with close industry ties, build your network, and hang with your new pals at the best quantum computing company in the world.

 

The Project:

State preparation and measurement (SPAM) are fundamental processes in quantum computation. These operations must be performed with high accuracy while also being as fast as possible to allow for the incorporation of quantum error mitigation and correction. At SQC we can leverage the strong confinement of our donor-based qubits to enable strong coupling between our sensors for measurement and the qubits. This allows for fast, high-fidelity SPAM at the forefront of spin qubits. In this project, the student will work with several charge sensors for qubit readout aimed at scalability, while maintaining the current high performance of our atom qubits. They will work on the design of novel SPAM protocols and optimise the next generation of charge sensors for future spin-based quantum computers.

 

How to Apply

Check your eligibility here.

Express your interest by emailing Dr Samuel Gorman (samuel.gorman@unsw.edu.au) and Prof Michelle Simmons (Michelle.Simmons@unsw.edu.au). Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s).

Junior Device Processing Engineer

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+ Join a world-class team at the cutting edge of technology, focussed on making quantum computers a reality

+ Collaborate with a diverse, multicultural team across the full stack quantum computer

+ Enjoy the sunny shores and stunning scenery of Sydney, Australia

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Junior Device Processing Engineer to undertake a unique academic-industry position in a start-up company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC) based at UNSW Sydney.  This role will work with world-leading atomic electronics and quantum computing teams to support the development of a large-scale digital quantum computer based on atom-qubits in silicon as the team works to scale to an error-corrected architecture.

 

Position Summary

The Junior Device Processing Engineer is responsible for optimising existing complex semiconductor device fabrication processes for atomic-scale devices in silicon and developing new proof-of-concept device fabrication for scaling-up to 100-qubit architectures. This includes the ongoing development of unique semiconductor fabrication techniques and processes utilising precision electron beam lithography, a mixture of dry and wet etching, material deposition and AFM techniques.

This role will work alongside the cleanroom manager, device processing engineers and scientists, and atomic fabrication scientists to help develop efficient device manufacturing processes of high yield and quality to support the overall fabrication of globally unique quantum computer processors.

The Junior Device Processing Engineer will report to the Quantum Device Fabrication and Optimisation team lead, Dr Yousun Chung. While this role does not have any direct reports, it is expected that they will assist where necessary with the supervision of other team members.

 

About SQC

+ SQC is a well-funded Australian company formed by the Commonwealth Government, the New South Wales State Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, and UNSW Sydney.

+ SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to have a global impact.

+ SQC’s work is building on more than 20 years of world-leading research by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T or Centre) which includes the development of dedicated manufacturing and measurement techniques for an atom-based quantum computer in silicon.

+ This role and SQC are located at the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

 

Opportunities and Accountabilities

+ Assist in the reproducible execution of a globally unique atomic-scale device fabrication process of excellent quality on a day-to-day basis.

+ Support the ongoing development of the atomic-scale device fabrication process to continually improve device metrics and high yield.

+ Undertake detailed recording of individual process steps for optimisation and improvement and provide thorough reports.

+ Support and work closely with cleanroom manager, scientists, and engineers to maintain the cleanroom processing equipment in optimal working condition.

+ Provide technical assistance and training to the research staff and students working towards achieving goals and results.

+ Liaise with the Quantum Device Fabrication and Optimisation team lead to ensure efficient delivery of atomic-scale devices.

+ Responsible for the maintenance and repair of cleanroom equipment and systems.

+ Implement safety systems including Workplace Health & Safety, hazardous substances, risk assessments and conformance with AS’s codes.

+ Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.

+ Cooperate with all workplace health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

 

About the applicant

+ An undergraduate or Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, or a relevant discipline, and/or experience in semiconductor clean room processing, including specifically the use of electron beam lithography.

+ Commitment to learn and follow instructions and recipes precisely.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

+ Demonstrstrated work experience in semiconductor cleanroom processing expertise, including specifically the use of electron beam lithography.

+ Experience in acid etching (including HF etching), dry etching, metal evaporation, annealing, resist spinning, silicon cleaving, bonding and characterisation by optical and scanning electron and scanning capacitive microscopy.

+ Demonstrated experience of developing semiconductor device fabrication recipes and problem-solving fabrication issues

+ Self-motivated and be able to demonstrate organisational and technical skill.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

+ An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

Quantum Computing – Quantum Engineer

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Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for a quantum engineer to undertake a unique academic-industry position in a start-up company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd (SQC), co-located with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication (CQC2T or the Centre), based at UNSW Sydney. This position will be in one of Australia’s leading research teams conducting world-leading research in atomic electronics and quantum computing with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom-qubits in silicon. Silicon Quantum Computing is an Australian Research and Development company, working hard to make quantum computers a reality.

Ultimately this role will work closely with hardware, software and processing engineers to realise quantum processors in silicon ensuring high-fidelity control and measurement of multi-qubit devices at cryogenic temperatures. This is a highly sought after position within a dynamic and highly collaborative research and development environment. The successful applicant will join the world-leading team led by Professor Michelle Simmons, who has an international reputation for developing a radical new technology for developing atom qubits in silicon. This group is poised to scale to 100-qubit architectures within the next 5 years.

 

Background

+ SQC is a well-funded Australian company formed by the Commonwealth Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, the New South Wales Government and UNSW Sydney.

+ SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to have a global impact.

+ SQC’s work is building on more than 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre of Excellence which includes the development of dedicated manufacturing and measurement techniques for an atom-based quantum computer in silicon.

+ This role and SQC are located the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

The Quantum Engineer will support the development of a large-scale digital quantum computer as the team works to scale to a 100-qubit architecture. In this role, the Quantum Engineer enhances the cryogenic measurement capabilities of the phosphorus-doped silicon qubits, develops novel initialisation, control and measurement schemes, and optimises device performance to scale the qubit architecture to a logical qubit.

The successful applicant will report to Professor Michelle Simmons and will work closely with the Quantum Systems Engineering lead, alongside other staff and students funded by SQC. This role will assist where necessary with the supervision of other team members. This position provides a unique opportunity to work within a truly multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the forefront of global quantum computing internationally.

Accountabilities

Level 7: Specific accountabilities for this role include:

+ Develop, perform, and analyse low noise cryogenic measurements of quantum processors in silicon.

+ Operate and maintain specialised electronic equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, vector signal generators, DACs and ADCs).

+ Assist in the development of hardware and software for processor measurements (alongside hardware and software teams).

+ Assist in the development and implementation of novel quantum control protocols.

+ Assist in the maintenance and operation of a cryogenic dilution refrigerator.

+ Assist with the maintenance of laboratory computers, hardware, and software infrastructure.

+ Where appropriate, take leadership of research projects.

+ Work with a multidisciplinary team of quantum physicists, engineers, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students to establish optimal setups for performing high-fidelity measurements.

+ Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

+ Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.

+ Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

 

Skills and Experience

Level 7:

+ An undergraduate or Master’s degree in physics, electrical engineering or equivalent in either a commercial or academic environment.

+ Demonstrated experience with using common RF and microwave test equipment (e.g., signal generators, spectrum analysers, network analysers, oscilloscopes).

+ Demonstrated ability to undertake and complete research projects.

+ Demonstrated experience with Python (or similar programming language).

+ Excellent IT skills, including experience with word processing such as MS-WORD, LaTex or equivalent.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all stakeholders.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ Demonstrated ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.

+ Ability and willingness to work in a team where credit is shared.

+ Ability to implement equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs.

+ An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

Quantum Processor Characterisation Researcher

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Position Summary

We have ongoing job openings for graduates / researchers / engineers to work with world-leading atomic electronics and quantum computing teams at Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC) based at UNSW Sydney.

The Quantum Processor Characterisation Researcher undertakes electrical measurements of multi-qubit quantum processors and supports the development of a 100-qubit quantum processor as the team works to scale from 10-qubit to 100-qubit architectures within the decade.

Within this role you will write and execute code to perform electrical measurements, write scripts for data analysis, optimise experimental setups for high-frequency multi-qubit experiments such as the detection and control of individual spins in silicon, the controlled coupling between them, and the coherent transport of quantum information.

This position reports to Professor Michelle Simmons and will work closely with Dr Ludwik Kranz, the Cryogenic Operation & Scale-up Team Lead, and work alongside other staff and students funded by SQC as well as the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T).

We are interested to hear from applicants with a broad range of career stages and backgrounds including academics, professionals, electrical engineers, software engineers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students nearing the completion of their degrees. The role and remuneration will be tailored to your expertise.

 

About SQC

SQC is an Australian private company, located at UNSW Sydney, at the forefront of global efforts to build a commercial-scale quantum computer and bring quantum computing to market. It was formed in May 2017 by the Commonwealth of Australia, UNSW Sydney, Telstra Corporation, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the State of New South Wales. It was funded with A$83 million to acquire a portfolio of world-leading silicon quantum computing intellectual property (IP) developed over the previous twenty years at the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology (CQC2T) and to commence a technical development program to build a silicon quantum computer.

Since May 2017, SQC has assembled a world-class team of quantum scientists, engineers and technicians, specialist equipment and globally unique laboratories at UNSW to further its program. In addition to its core processor technology, SQC is developing a ‘full stack’ quantum computer to ensure it can deliver a useful and manufacturable quantum device.

 

Opportunities and Accountabilities

+ Develop and perform low noise, high frequency measurements of devices in silicon

+ Run and execute scripts for electrical measurements.

+ Run and execute scripts for data analysis.

+ Operate and maintain specialised electronic equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, vector signal generators, DACs and ADCs).

+ Support operation of a cryogenic dilution refrigerator.

+ Assist with the maintenance of laboratory computer hardware and software infrastructure.

+ Work with a multidisciplinary team of quantum physicists, engineers, technicians, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to establish optimal measurement setups.

+ Where appropriate, take leadership of research projects.

 

About the applicant

+ A degree in physics, electrical engineering, software engineering (or equivalent in either a commercial or academic environment).

+ Demonstrated experience with coding (Python or similar programming language).

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all stakeholders.

+ Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

+ Demonstrated ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.

+ Ability and willingness to work in a team where credit is shared.

+ Ability to implement equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs.

+ Preferred: experience with low noise cryogenic measurement of solid state qubits.

+ Preferred: experience with setting up or running a cryogenic dilution refrigerator.

+ Preferred: experience of high frequency (GHz) measurement techniques and microwave engineering.

+ Preferred: experience with using common RF and microwave test equipment (e.g., signal generators, spectrum analysers, network analysers, oscilloscopes).

+ Preferred: Demonstrated internationally significant research in quantum effects in nanostructure devices, mesoscopic physics and quantum transport.

 

If this role is for you, send your CV to careers@sqc.com.au

 

 

 

What we're looking for:

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Bold Leaders

SQC is always looking for positive people who can shape our teams for the better. Driven, competitive, passionate and dedicated, we need people who want to change the World, and bring people along with them to help make that happen.

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Smart Thinkers

Solving the challenges of our time requires minds that think seriously differently. Silicon Quantum Computing is searching for individuals who are relentlessly curious, meticulous in their diligence, robust in their thinking and unafraid to challenge convention.

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Creators and Builders

Rigorous thinkers and visionaries, audacious enough to think big and make it happen – that’s the kind of people we want to work with. Deeply skilled and hands hands-on, these team members will help shape products and thought processes that can change the world, and potentially affect the lives of millions for the better.

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What we offer:

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New Inspiration

Expand your thinking with the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in an ever-changing field. We’ll actively encourage your input while guiding your potential to get the results we need – and the success we’re aiming for.

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Groundbreaking Technology

Your experience will be positively shaped by our powerful facilities and technology that’s some of the best in the world. We’ll actively help you develop a diverse and broad range of practical skills that will last a lifetime.

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Collaboration

You’ll enjoy working with a team of diverse and inspiring people who continually grow and push boundaries. A healthy competitively-positive workplace is an important part of our ethos’. It’s here you’ll combine your ‘can-do’ attitude with an open mind and a genuine team spirit.

Where we live

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Sydney is already well known as one of the world’s most extraordinary cities. Surrounded by some of the world’s best beaches with a climate perfect for the outdoors, little wonder it’s consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.