Qubit Systems Scientist

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

Essential Duties:
We’re looking for someone to join a team committed to understanding and improving the operation of quantum-dot-based spin qubit systems by working at the forefront of advanced spin qubit measurements and bridging another field of study including electrical engineering, software engineering, data science, or systems engineering. Candidates will solve high-impact problems by working with teams to bring solutions from other fields into fruition by, e.g., identifying needed measurement capabilities and working with engineers to gain new control capability; developing software tools to automate complex data collection and analysis tasks; improving processes through careful curation, maintenance, and visualization of collected data. 

Required Skills:
This position requires strong knowledge and demonstrated ability in laboratory research, including skill in debugging and interpreting data from complex measurements.
Knowledge in a combination of the following: data analysis, low noise measurement, software best-practices and deployment, cryogenic physics, quantum information, optimal control.  
Prefer some knowledge and familiarity with different types of scientific and modeling tools including, e.g., AWR Microwave Office, COMSOL, HSPICE, HFSS, etc. 
Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
Ability and desire to work in a collaborative, team-based environment that integrates computer science, data science, physics, and engineering
Experience with or an interest in Machine Learning, Circuit Design, Signal Integrity, or FPGAs is a plus.

Required Education:
Significant experience in a research environment involving electrical engineering, physics, computer science, or related field. Expected experience of BA/BS +  6 years of industry experience,  MS + 4 years of industry experience, or doctoral degree. Candidates with different experience levels may be considered for other positions.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to climb ladders to use elevated test equipment. Must be able to work safely in a laboratory environment, and be on-site at least 4 days a week. 

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship. Must have or be willing to apply for and maintain security clearance.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $132,765 - $165,983 + bonus + benefits. 

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HRL offers a generous and very competitive total compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment (https://www.hrl.com/careers/benefits).

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