Microsoft’s Quantum research group is exploring ways to build a full-stack quantum computer and has become the world’s center of expertise on topological quantum computing. The research effort includes a staff of theoretical and experimental teams around the world who have been designing and optimizing all aspects of the quantum computer, from topological qubit designs, to cryogenic control and readout circuitry, to runtime software and quantum language compilers. Supporting this research and development effort requires motivated individuals that contribute new breakthroughs, ideas, and results in a fast-paced team environment.
You will be part of a team of theoretical and experimental condensed-matter physicists seeking to develop and optimize topological qubits. You will be responsible for understanding and calculating properties of superconductor/semiconductor systems and contributing to the design and improvement of topological qubits. Working with experimentalists, you will provide guidance for qubit measurement and interpretation. You will work closely with other theorists and must be able to handle multiple projects and dynamic situations.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics or closely related field
Background in topological physics and topological quantum computation
Knowledge of mesoscopic systems and semiconductor/superconductor heterostructures
Ability to succeed in fast-paced, collaborative team
Excellent communication skills
Ability and willingness to travel internationally
The ideal candidate will also have:
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