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Join the Chicago Quantum Exchange community to advance research efforts and developments in quantum science and engineering. Information about each CQE member institution and select job postings can be found below. For Internship opportunities at CQE member and partner institutions, visit our Internships page.

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The Assistant Director (AD) of Industry Partnerships will be responsible for developing and assisting in the management of a portfolio of industry partners for the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE). The AD will assist in cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships for the CQE and assist in operational planning and execution for various activities related to industry engagement, including the development of processes for tracking, and streamlining partner engagements.  

More information and the application can be found here. Contact Preeti Chalsani with questions. 

The Medium Energy Physics Group in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position to conduct research in the field of experimental quantum simulation and computation.  The focus of this project is to build a quantum simulation apparatus based on neutral ytterbium atoms trapped in re-configurable optical tweezer arrays with the goal of using this apparatus to perform quantum simulations of systems relevant to nuclear physics.  

The Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an active and broad-ranging program at the intersection of nuclear and atomic physics including: the search for the atomic electric dipole moment of radium-225, Argonne’s TRACER center, and high-resolution laser spectroscopy of boron-8.  Argonne’s Physics Division also leads a multi-disciplinary effort to address open problems in nuclear physics using current and future quantum devices.  

Contact Michael Bishof with questions. More information can be found at 


The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks multiple postdoctoral candidates. Postdoctoral appointees will contribute to projects that design quantum compilers, develop new quantum algorithms, model the behavior of multiqubit systems, perform quantum network simulations, and develop quantum network protocols.   

The postdoctoral appointees will join the MCS Division at Argonne that is a leader in many areas of quantum information science research, including development of full-stack quantum compilers, use of high-performance computing for simulations of quantum circuits and systems, and development of quantum network protocols. Quantum Information Science is one of the major initiatives at Argonne, encompassing broad research activities in quantum simulation, sensing, and networking. The laboratory is also a founding member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, and the lead institution of Q‑NEXT, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center. These organizations encompass more than 100 quantum information science researchers and include collaborators from multiple national laboratories, universities, and quantum technology companies. Postdoctoral appointees will be fully integrated in this interdisciplinary research team.


We require a recent or soon-to-be completed PhD in computing, engineering, physics, or a related discipline and interest in quantum information science. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: Development of quantum compilers or quantum algorithms; Development of quantum network protocols and use of FPGAs; Simulation of open quantum systems, noise characterization, or quantum error correction; High-performance computing or scientific computing; Large-scale code development in C, C++, Python, Go or a similar language.

How to apply:

Positions are available immediately as well as with start dates in 2022. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is not required.

For more information and to apply, please visit  


A position is available in the group of Giulia Galli at the University of Chicago for a postdoctoral scholar focusing on the study of quantum materials for energy efficient neuromorphic computing. The DOE-funded project, which is part of the Energy Frontier Research Center QMEENC (, will be under the direction of Prof. Giulia Galli and will be in close collaboration with experimental colleagues at the University of California, San Diego and with other QMEENC participants. Further information on related research activities in the group is available at

Excellent candidates with a background in solid-state chemistry/physics and first-principles simulations of materials are invited to apply. Major duties and responsibilities include the use of advanced electronic structure methods and quantum simulations to model the properties of complex oxides. 

Interested candidates should submit: 1) A full CV, including list of publications and contacts for at least two references. 2) A cover letter of intent to Giulia Galli, with “Postdoctoral application: Neurom.” in the subject line (PDF attachments only). More information can be found here


The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), and the Computer Science Department (CS) and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago are seeking exceptional candidates for the Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Quantum Science.

Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with both computer scientists and physicists at the University of Chicago. Current senior members of the group include Aash Clerk, Giulia Galli, and Liang Jiang from the PME as well as Fred Chong and Bill Fefferman from the CS department. Fellowships are awarded for a duration of two years to outstanding young scientists and engineers, with the possibility of a third year support. Applicants should have a strong background for pursuit of research in their area of interest. Successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate with members of the broad experimental quantum information program at the University of Chicago (see here). Applications focused on collaborative and cross-disciplinary research are especially encouraged.

How to apply:

To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (description of research interests and goals not to exceed 1000 words). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference. All materials are accepted only through the website listed below.

The reviewing process will start on November 15th, 2021, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled.

Learn more and apply:


This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there is a new position vacancy in the Departments of Physics (PVL 241344), and two recently filled in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. It is anticipated that the successful candidate in physics will develop strong collaborations with the existing quantum research at UW Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute and the HQAN and Q-Next quantum centers, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at: 

The department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms,
quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and
quantum information theory. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related
research groups.

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching, service duties, and continued high-impact scholarly research in the
Department of Physics. Undergraduate and graduate classroom teaching and individual instruction as well as supervision of
graduate thesis research will also be required. Professional and university service is required as appropriate.


  • Ph.D. in Physics, with specialization in theoretical or experimental quantum science, or closely related scientific field
  • Tenure-track candidates are required to have a minimum of 3 years post doctoral research experience in theoretical or experimental quantum information science
  • Tenure candidates must possess extensive experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation and world-class research accomplishments in theoretical or experimental quantum information science broadly interpreted as research in foundations and applications of quantum mechanical phenomena to information processing, computation, simulation, metrology, or sensing
  • Applicants with focused experience drawing from a range of subfields including atomic, optical, condensed matter, and information theory will all be given full consideration
  • Candidate must possess credentials which meet the requirements for full or associate professor with tenure as determined by the Committee of the Physical Sciences Division

How to apply:

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 15, 2021, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates must apply online at

Applicants must upload the following:
-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with publications
-One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement
Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; these references will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.


The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of experimental or theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful candidates will connect with existing Departmental research activity in the fields of solid-state quantum information processing and strongly correlated materials and will expand into complementary areas, including mesoscopic devices and quantum transport, low-dimensional electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, and topological materials. Candidates must have a proven track record of innovation and high-impact research and are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program with international profile.

The successful applicant will hold the Dunson Cheng Assistant Professor of Physics title with associated gift funds for the duration of their term as an Assistant Professor.

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally.


  • Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics
  • A minimum of 2 years of post doctoral research in condensed matter physics is required

How to apply:

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is 15 December 2021; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates must apply online at; search for position Assistant Professor of Physics (PVL 241340) and click on"Apply Now."

Applicants must upload the following:

  • Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
  • CV with publications
  • One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement

Candidates will also need to provide the names and emails of three (3) letter writers (letter writers will be contacted directly by the UW)

Emerging Technology Consultants work with Protiviti’s clients, who are typically among the world’s leading companies. As a consultant, you collaborate with the team to deliver client solutions for complex business problems that these organizations face. Experience tells us that our future leaders need to be both knowledgeable and deep in an area of expertise, but versatile having a broad range of capabilities and skill sets to solve today’s complex business problems. That’s why we focus on developing consultants across our business, so you gain experience in different industries, grow your technical capabilities, and gain leadership qualities that will ensure your future success. 

Consultants compile and analyze data and document findings through client engagements. Through interaction with client and project team personnel, consultants develop professional relationships that contribute to exceptional client service. The Emerging Technologies group covers a wide range of work, including Quantum. Desired technical skills include basic knowledge of quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography; candidates should have an interest in developing quantum computing use cases and coding in quantum SDKs or popular cloud platforms (IBM, Microsoft Azure Quantum, Amazon Braket).

Positions are available in Chicago and other cities across the USA. Apply at

Zurich Instruments is seeking candidates for two Marketing & Sales positions: one in Boston, and one in Zurich, Switzerland. As an Application Scientist, you will have the opportunity to apply your technical expertise to solve new technical challenges, and you will be making a significant contribution to the success of our fast-growing company. This is a great chance to transition directly from an academic path into a role within a dynamic company environment that allows you to stay at the cutting edge of technology. We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter.

For the Boston position, Application Scientist Quantum Technology USA, apply here

For the Zurich position, Application Scientist Quantum Technologies, apply here

ColdQuanta would like to hear from experimental physicists preferably with an expertise in atomic sensors, including clocks and inertial sensors. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with very strong technical skills. Candidates with experience with vapor phase atoms, Rydberg atoms, ultracold atoms, and ion-trapping experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate will collaborate on current research projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The physicist will work closely with a team consisting of fellow physicists, engineers and technicians.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD in atomic physics, optical physics, electrical engineering or related field
  • Understanding of experimental physics systems, especially laser and ultra-high vacuum, systems.
  • Proven track record of integrating complex hardware and and software into systems
  • Experience with laser systems, including diode lasers and optical cavities
  • Working knowledge of control systems and signal processing
  • Entrepreneurial drive, intellectual agility and personal eagerness to develop with the needs of the business.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • 2-3 years of post-doctoral experience, inclusive of research fellowships
  • Proficiency with Mathematica, LabView, MATLAB, SolidWorks.
  • Experience with quantum computing
  • Experience with cold/ultra-cold (BEC) systems.
  • Experience with Fiber Optics, Electronics, Laser Cooling, Ultra-High Vacuum, and Project Management

For this and additional open positions at ColdQuanta, please go here to read more and apply:


Toshiba is looking for an experienced and driven Technical Marketing Manager to help establish a foundation for their QKD technology service in the United States. This is a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge quantum cryptography technology and a diverse set of commercial clients. The Technical Marketing Manager will take a lead role in helping customers deploy Toshiba’s QKD technology service, as well as lead proof-of-concept trials and assist with local marketing initiatives. This is a dynamic, hybrid role that combines elements of customer technical support, technical marketing, and product planning. 

Toshiba is determined to become one of the world’s leading cyber-physical-system technology companies through strategies that include pioneering development of quantum cryptography solutions. Toshiba’s Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) offering brings the fundamental laws of Quantum Physics to network communications and computing. Based on decades of academic and scientific research, Toshiba’s industry leading approach to information technology provides organizations with the ability to revolutionize their IT infrastructure with the most secure communications known today. Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science or physics; Master’s preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate and present highly technical information to customers and partners.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with members from R&D, product planning and manufacturing organizations located in Japan and Europe.
  • Knowledge of quantum cryptography and/or quantum safe communications.
  • Extensive knowledge of fiber optic communication and/or security systems.  
  • Customer-facing experience supporting highly technical products.
  • Individual initiative and comfort with working independently.

How to apply: