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IBM Postdoctoral Trainees: In collaboration with IBM, the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) seeks postdoctoral candidates with research interests in the experimental or theoretical implications of scaling superconducting qubit quantum information processing beyond the confines of a single chip in a single dilution refrigerator.

IBM Postdoctoral Trainees-Topics

Successful applicants will help to further technology development and fundamental physical understanding of bidirectional microwave/optical transduction for quantum state transfer.

Area of Research

Topics of potential experimental interest include, though are not limited to: understanding the fundamental physics of radiofrequency and optical loss sources in electro-optic materials due to intrinsic band structure, surface properties and extrinsic defects; developing next-generation microwave/optical transducers based on optomechanical systems; developing prototype electro-optic microwave/optical transducers based on three-wave mixing in novel material systems such as SiC.

This experimental progress is to be coupled with theoretical applicants working to understand how to extend quantum information processing algorithms, circuit compilation and error correction to systems comprised of this heterogeneous connectivity.

The postdocs will work at member institutions that support their individual areas of research and will receive dual mentorship at both the institution where they are placed and another member institution or IBM.

About IBM Q 

IBM Q is an industry-first initiative to build commercial universal quantum systems for business and science applications.

Location of Work

The CQE’s IBM postdoctoral trainees may be located at the following CQE member institutions: University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or Northwestern University.


Each trainee will be provided with salary and benefits, in addition to $5,000 in discretionary research funding annually. These positions are made possible through a partnership between the CQE and the IBM Q Network.

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More Information: Chicago Quantum Exchange

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