Postdoctoral Appointee - Quantum Materials

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7230278 (Ref:417753)

Posted: March 20, 2024

Job Description

The Q-NEXT Quantum Foundry Thrust is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to perform research on heterogeneous device integration of superconducting samples with other superconducting or photonic systems for novel quantum technologies. A successful candidate would work on nanofabrication, assembly, and cryogenic microwave/optical characterization of the hybrid devices. A successful candidate would be part of a dynamic team working collaboratively with researchers in both the Q-NEXT Materials and Device Integration and Quantum Communication thrusts on optimal hybrid device architectures for various applications involving quantum interconnects. 

The candidate will primarily be responsible for developing an experimental program to fabricate new hybrid devices via flip-chip bonding in the Argonne Cleanroom facility, and then performing microwave and/or optical characterization of the heterogeneous devices using Q-NEXT cryogenic capabilities. The candidate will collaborate with other members of Q-NEXT Quantum Information Science Research Center to develop new ideas and seek research opportunities with other scientists at the CNM, Argonne Materials Science Division and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. 

The candidate is expected to publish results in refereed journals and makes oral presentations at meetings conferences, symposia, and seminars. The candidate is expected to maintain cognizance of available techniques and expertise in related research groups through interactions and collaborative efforts. The candidate will also participate in maintaining  technical reports on experiment progress, technique development, and new initiatives to peer reviewers and program managers.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, electrical engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience measuring superconducting devices such as single photon detectors and/or superconducting qubit circuits.
  • Experience in superconducting or photonic device nanofabrication.
  • Experience with flip-chip bonding and device packaging is advantageous but not required.

The initial term for this position is 1 year and can be renewed annually for up to 3 years, dependent upon funding and performance.

Questions about the position should be directed to Alan Dibos (adibos@anl.gov). Please note that only applications through Argonne’s website will be considered.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on Sciencejobs.org