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With $83 million of new commercial backing and in partnership with recently formed company Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, we are seeking more than 20 researchers, engineers and technicians from industry and academia to accelerate the commercialisation of our world-leading research in silicon quantum electronics.

All staff positions offer: salary between AU $101,000 and $164,000 per annum; additional 17 per cent employer superannuation plus leave loading; an initial 3-year term with possible extension; relocation costs paid by the employer. See the full list of available roles, including PhD scholarships, below.

Successful applicants will work from recently opened laboratories at UNSW Sydney and will be supported by technical personnel and PhD students currently being recruited.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

The advertised positions will be funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd: an AU $83 million start-up company established to accelerate development of intellectual property with backing from the Australian and New South Wales governments, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Telstra Corporation and UNSW Sydney. Founded in 2000, CQC2T has been at the forefront of the race develop scalable quantum computing technology in silicon and is pursuing fundamental research on the path to 1000s-of-qubit systems. Based at the UNSW Sydney campus in Australia, CQC2T and SQC are at the heart of Australia’s effort to build a scalable quantum computer.

Research context:

  • Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd has a 5-year business plan to build a 10-qubit prototype quantum computer in silicon. The company builds on ~15 years of research in the development of a quantum computer in silicon at CQC2T, where Australia has established globally unique approaches to building qubits using single atoms in silicon.
  • SQC will hire ~40 researchers, technical staff, students and other staff to build the 10-qubit prototype with leading edge research facilities costing in excess of $100 million.
  • The company will be located at UNSW alongside CQC2T headquarters. The centre employs more than 200 researchers, technical staff, students and other staff across Australia, with more than 70 of these based at UNSW.
  • CQC2T has 35 international partners, including formal relationships with NASA, IBM, IMEC, Lockheed Martin, QxBranch, Quintessence Labs, Omicron Nanotechnology, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Sandia, Zyvex Laboratories as well as leading University groups at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, IQC, Maryland, MIT, Sherbrooke, Tokyo, Max‐Planck Institute for Light, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Bristol, Walter Schottky Institute, Purdue University and National University of Singapore.

FULL LIST OF CURRENT ADVERTISED ROLES

MICROWAVE ENGINEER
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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MULTI-QUBIT DEVICE PHYSICIST
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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SCANNING PROBE SCIENTIST FOR ATOMIC ELECTRONICS
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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MBE EXPERT FOR ATOMIC ELECTRONICS
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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QUANTUM COMPUTING LABORATORY MANAGER
Salary level: AU $101–126k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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FPGA AND RF ELECTRONICS TECHNICAL ENGINEER
Salary level: AU $101–126k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

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CMOS INTERFACE
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: s [dot] rogge @unsw.edu.au

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ANALOGUE QUANTUM PROCESSOR
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: s [dot] rogge @unsw.edu.au

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ISOTOPICALLY ENRICHED EPITAXIAL GROWTH
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: s [dot] rogge @unsw.edu.au

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CAVITY DEVELOPMENT
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: s [dot] rogge @unsw.edu.au

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QUBIT CAVITY COUPLING
Salary level: AU $102–164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: s [dot] rogge @unsw.edu.au

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SILICON DEVICE MODELLING AND DESIGN ENGINEER
Salary level: AU $123-164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrew Dzurak, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

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SOLID STATE PHYSICIST (THEORY AND MODELLING)
Salary level: AU $123-164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrew Dzurak, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

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SILICON NANOELECTRONICS PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Salary level: AU $123-164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrew Dzurak, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

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EXPERIMENTAL SCIENTIST/ENGINEER (SOLID STATE QUANTUM DEVICES)
Salary level: AU $123-164k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrew Dzurak, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

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EXCHANGE-BASED MULTI-QUBIT GATES
Salary level: AU $102–144k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

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NANOFABRICATION/PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Salary level: AU $102–144k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

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FLIP-FLOP QUBITS
Salary level: AU $102–144k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER / FPGA PROGRAMMER
Salary level: AU $101–116k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

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CIRCUIT-QED WITH SINGLE SPINS
Salary level: AU $102–144k per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

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6 x PHD SCHOLARSHIPS: SILICON QUANTUM COMPUTATION AND ATOMIC ELECTRONICS
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Michelle Simmons, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: michelle [dot] simmons @unsw.edu.au

We seek outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidates to work in multi-qubit silicon-based quantum computation with ESR control and to develop and electrically characterise a novel quantum integrated circuit chip based on atomically precise three dimensional architectures. Candidates will learn the latest techniques in our internationally unique atomic manipulation program in how to make and measure devices with atomic-scale precision using low noise, high frequency electrical measurements at cryogenic temperatures. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: MEDIUM-SCALE QUANTUM COMPUTER HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

We seek a physics or electrical engineering graduate to work in a world-leading team, with the goal of developing the hardware for a few-qubit quantum computer in silicon. In particular, we aim to demonstrate the medium-range coupling of electron-nuclear flip-qubits, mediated by electric dipole interactions. Multi-qubit logic operation within clusters of flip-flop qubits will constitute the core of a scalable silicon quantum computer. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: LONG-DISTANCE CAVITY COUPLING OF SINGLE-ATOM QUBITS IN SILICON
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Andrea Morello, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] morello @unsw.edu.au

We seek a physics or electrical engineering graduate to work in a world-leading team, with the goal of demonstrating the coherent coupling of single-atom spin qubits to individual microwave photons in a superconducting resonator. This technology will form the backbone of long-distance coupling of spin qubits in silicon, to be deployed in medium-scale quantum computers. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: SILICON CMOS-BASED QUANTUM COMPUTATION
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Andrew Dzurak, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

We seek a physics or electrical engineering graduate to work in a world-leading team, with the goal of developing the hardware for a few-qubit quantum computer in silicon. We aim to demonstrate the operation of electron spin qubits confined in silicon-CMOS multi-quantum-dot devices. The PhD project will involve the design of multi-qubit devices, and their testing at cryogenic temperatures. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: ANALOGUE SILICON QUANTUM COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: physjobs@unsw.edu.au

We seek highly motivated PhD candidates to work in the measurement of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will learn the latest techniques in quantum measurement and/or scanning probe work on semiconductors for the development of a silicon-based analogue quantum processor. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: SILICON QUANTUM COMPUTATION WITH FOCUS ON EPITAXIAL GROWTH
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: physjobs@unsw.edu.au

We seek highly motivated PhD candidates to work in the measurement of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will learn the latest techniques in epitaxial growth, scanning probe work on semiconductors, and/or electron-spin resonance to the development an isotope enriched environment for a silicon-based quantum computer. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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2 x PHD SCHOLARSHIPS: PHD POSITION IN SILICON QUANTUM COMPUTATION AND CAVITY COUPLING
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: physjobs@unsw.edu.au

We seek highly motivated PhD candidates to work in the measurement of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will learn the latest techniques in electron-spin resonance, cryogenic microwave cavities, and/or engineering of spin-orbit coupling to the development electric dipole coupling for a silicon-based quantum computer. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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PHD SCHOLARSHIP: INTERFACING A SILICON QUANTUM PROCESSOR WITH CLASSICAL CMOS
Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: physjobs@unsw.edu.au

We seek highly motivated PhD candidates to work in the control and interfacing of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will learn the latest techniques in cryogenic CMOS or circuit design to help develop control and measurement electronics relevant to the development of a silicon-based quantum computer. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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An appointment to these positions is subject to the approval of Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd. Personal information submitted as part of an application may be disclosed to SQC for the purpose of processing the application.

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