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Postdoctoral Associate to work on Quantum Technologies

Quantum Valley Ideas Lab is a not-for-profit applied research institution focused on cutting-edge research and development of quantum technologies. Quantum Valley Ideas Lab is tackling the ambitious goal of accelerating quantum technologies from proof-of-concept to real-world applicable, commercializable solutions. We are searching for an experimental engineer or applied physicist to fill a postdoctoral associate position.

We are interested in hiring a candidate who wants to work on a scientific team and has a passion for application-driven R&D. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, optics, physics or a closely related field, and an outstanding record of original published research. The successful applicant will work under a project lead with other staff scientists and engineers. Preferred skills of particular interest are precision measurement; quantum optics, ultra-stable laser systems; optics; and laser spectroscopy of atoms, ions and molecules. A desire to successfully work in a close team environment is required. We value inquisitiveness and creative problem solving above all.

Applicants should provide a full CV (including publications) and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position as well as arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to Quantum Valley Ideas Lab. The application documents should be submitted in pdf format to [email protected] Applications will be considered until the position is closed, however, to ensure full consideration, applications and recommendation letters should be received by January 1, 2020.

Quantum Valley Ideas Lab is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Canada, in the heart of Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’, near Toronto. The area has excellent schools, a vibrant community atmosphere, and outstanding local Universities. Quantum Valley Ideas Lab offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as an exciting, challenging and supportive work atmosphere.