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Quantum Physicist - Boulder

Company: ColdQuanta
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

ColdQuanta is the world leader in cold atom technology and ColdQuanta's Quantum Computing business unit is developing the world's first universal, gate-model quantum computer using cold atoms. Quantum computing is a novel computing modality that uses the bizarre properties of quantum mechanics to process information in a fundamentally new way. As Nobel laureate Bill Phillips is ascribed to have said - quantum computing is as different from classical computing as a supercomputer is from an abacus. Quantum computers have the potential to radically alter the nature of information processing. ColdQuanta is using cold atoms and lasers to unlock this revolutionary power. Come help us lead the revolution!

We would like to hear from experimental physicists, preferably with an expertise in Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with exceptional problem solving and technical skills to join our quantum computing team. Candidates having experience with Rydberg atoms, cold and ultracold atoms, and/or ion trapping are strongly encouraged to apply.

The quantum physicist will collaborate on current research projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The quantum physicist's role will include a combination of self-directed and collaborative efforts with a team of fellow physicists, engineers, and technicians.

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with fellow physicists, engineers, and technicians to build and operate a neutral atom based quantum computer
  • Design and implement experiments to investigate the dependence of gate fidelities on quantum gate protocols and Rydberg excitations
  • Participate in and/or lead research and development projects for laser systems, laser frequency stabilization, and future quantum processing units
  • Create, test, and validate mathematical models of atomic physics behavior and use results to inform system design
  • Contribute to and maintain technical documentation
  • Teach and supervise junior team members

    • PhD in atomic physics, optical physics, or related field
    • Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation of technical and scientific results
    • Experience with cold or ultracold atoms, ions, and/or molecules
    • Experience integrating complex hardware and software into systems
    • Experience with laser systems, including diode lasers and optical cavities
    • Experience with Python programming and Linux operating system
    • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic team environment

      Desired Skills And Knowledge
      • Familiarity with Artiq control framework and/or Sinara control hardware
      • Ability to communicate software requirements for proper software engineering
      • Experience with electro-optic elements and optical waveguides
      • Proficiency with Mathematica


        The budgeted salary for this position is between $99,000/year to $134,000/year based on background and experience.
        • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
        • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
        • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
        • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
        • Family Leave
        • Stock Option Plan
        • Student Loan Repayment Program

Keywords: ColdQuanta, Boulder , Quantum Physicist - Boulder, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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