Quantum Computing Silicon Device Modelling and Design Engineer

Randwick, Australia
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • AU $123–164k + 17 per cent superannuation and leave loading
  • Unique opportunity to join a new start-up in university setting
  • Be part of the world’s leading team in silicon quantum computing

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.

SQC has a 5-year business plan to build a 10-qubit prototype quantum computer in silicon. The company builds on more than 15 years of research in the development of a quantum computer in silicon at UNSW.

Andrew Dzurak is a Scientia Professor within the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications. His research group studies a range of topics in silicon-based quantum computing, nanoelectronics and nanofabrication. His group has access to a dedicated cryo-electrical measurement laboratory with four dilution refrigerators, other supporting cryo-systems, and advanced high frequency and microwave electronics. The group also utilises the experimental facilities of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, of which Prof Dzurak is Director. His research is supported through a range of funding sources including the US Army Research Office, the Australian Research Council, and, in the case of this position, a research contract with Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd. His research group currently comprises six postdoctoral fellows and 11 postgraduate and undergraduate research students. The Australian National Fabrication Facility is supported by a further 13 technical and administrative staff.

This R&D engineer or physicist will join a team, led by Prof Dzurak, focused on the development of silicon-MOS-based quantum dot qubits that are compatible with wafer-scale CMOS manufacturing. Over the past four years the team has demonstrated the world’s first two-qubit quantum logic gate in silicon and one-qubit gates with control fidelities that are compatible with fault-tolerant quantum computing.

The successful candidate will be an experienced engineer or physicist who has direct experience with the design and modelling of silicon nanoelectronic devices, either in an industrial silicon CMOS environment, or in an academic environment. They will be responsible for the design and modelling of CMOS-compatible silicon multi-qubit (up to 10-qubit) integrated devices that will be investigated within Prof Dzurak’s group. Integral to their design process will be analysis of key device engineering parameters such as thermal dissipation, line cross-talk and frequency response.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work within a truly multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the forefront of global quantum computing internationally. This is one of more than 20 positions currently open for applications. View the full list of available roles on the CQC2T website.

Closing date: Applications close at 11:59pm on 31 December 2017 AEDT. We encourage all candidates to complete the application process as soon as possible. Potential start dates are negotiable for the successful candidate.

Contact: a [dot] dzurak @unsw.edu.au

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

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).