UCS3 Quantum Device Measurement 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. 

We are seeking a motivated and organized Quantum Device Measurement Scientist to join a newly formed research effort, Universal Control of Scaled Spin Systems (UCS3), under the leadership of Prof. Jason Petta (HRL and UCLA).  This unique effort will combine the fast-paced and agile approach of an academic research environment with the abilities and scale of industrial technology development, with an emphasis on publishing achievements. The team’s technical objective is to transition “Loss-DiVincenzo” single spin qubits from academic scale few-qubit devices to industrial-scale quantum information processors. Research will initially take place on HRL’s Malibu campus and is expected to transition to UCLA’s Quantum Innovation Hub in two to three years.
Essential Duties:
· Operate a dilution refrigerator for the purpose of conducting low-noise, cryogenic experiments on microwave-controlled single spin qubit devices. 
· Develop the measurement techniques and quantum control methods required to operate Loss-DiVincenzo single spin qubits, including the generation of script level code to support experimental development and data analysis.
· Analyze results, document and report findings in oral presentations, written reports, and publications.
· Analyze measurement results through the application of relevant theory and modeling to define approaches for further device improvements in performance and/or yield. 
· Effectively collaborate with other members of the team to identify and implement improvements to experimental infrastructure, control hardware/software, and device designs.
· Interface effectively with staff at academic partner institutions.
Required Skills:
Detailed knowledge of modern experimental physics techniques including troubleshooting analog electronics and noise analysis, familiarity with scientific programming for data analysis and hardware interfacing (specific language is not critical), experience in scientific communication through technical presentations and journal publications.
Required Education:
Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on quantum devices or technologies.
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 four days per week. Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods.
Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship.

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

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