Quantum Research Scientist, Test and Measurement

1 month agoPasadena, CA


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, CA, is looking to hire a Quantum Research Scientist in the Test and Measurement group. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists, materials scientists, and hardware and software engineers working at the forefront of quantum computing. You should have a deep and broad knowledge of experimental measurement techniques.

Candidates with a track record of original scientific contributions will be preferred. We are looking for candidates with strong engineering principles, resourcefulness and a bias for action, superior problem solving, and excellent communication skills. Working effectively within a team environment is essential. As a research scientist you will be expected to work on new ideas and stay abreast of the field of experimental quantum computation.


• PhD in physics, applied physics, or electrical engineering
• Depth and breadth in experimental test and measurement techniques
• Proficient in a scientific programming environment (one or more of Julia, Python, Mathematica, MATLAB)
• Excellent skills in problem solving, organization, and communication
• Thrives in a collaborative environment
• Curiosity/capability to research and learn new techniques or technical topics as needed
• Comfortable working in a diverse group and contributing to an inclusive culture
• Experience working closely with scientists and engineers having a wide range of technical skill levels
• Experience with four of the following:
-Low-noise measurement analysis and techniques
-RF test equipment and circuit analysis
-Construction of high-performance test setups
-Troubleshooting and operation/construction of cryogenic hardware
-Setup of highly structured automated data taking and analysis
-Nanofabrication of chip scale devices
-Design and layout of chip scale devices


• Experience in testing superconducting microwave/RF circuits
• Strong command of the basic toolset for analyzing superconducting circuits (circuit Lagrangians and Hamiltonians, canonical quantization, etc.)
• Experience in multi-qubit calibration and testing
• Experience in gate optimization and system identification
• Familiarity with a variety of quantum computing architectures and algorithms

Client-provided location(s): Pasadena, CA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1483419

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