IQC Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Quantum Transport and Quantum Optics

Are you a highly motivated and talented researcher with a passion for quantum physics and nanoelectronics? Are you interested in exploring the exciting frontier where quantum transport meets quantum optics? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic and innovative research team as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Two positions are available, one with more focus on quantum transport, the other with more focus on quantum optics, and both collaborating across the two fields.  

         Research Area: Quantum Transport and Quantum Optics  
         Location: Institute for Quantum Computing / University of Waterloo  
         Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of a 1-year extension 
         Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2023 

About the Project: Our research project focuses on the cutting-edge development of next-generation quantum light sources using tailored semiconductor nanoelectronic devices. Quantum light sources play a pivotal role in quantum information processing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing applications. By harnessing the unique properties of these devices, we aim to create novel and efficient quantum light sources with significant commercialization potential. 

Responsibilities: As a Postdoctoral Researcher on this project, you will be at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological advancement. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Conducting experimental research at the interface of quantum transport and quantum optics, with a focus on developing advanced semiconductor nanoelectronic devices for quantum light emission. 

  • Designing and fabricating state-of-the-art nanoelectronic structures using cutting-edge nanofabrication techniques. 

  • Investigating the quantum transport and quantum optical characteristics of the devices.  

  • Collaborating with our interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, and material scientists to achieve project milestones and goals.  

  • Providing mentorship to graduate student researchers on the team.  

  • Analyzing and interpreting experimental data, as well as contributing to scientific publications and presentations. 

  • Exploring the potential commercial applications of the developed quantum light sources and participating in technology transfer efforts. 

Qualifications: To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications: 

A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, with a strong background in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, and semiconductor devices. Demonstrated expertise in experimental research, particularly in nanoelectronics, quantum transport, or quantum optics.  

  • Experience with nanofabrication techniques and familiarity with cleanroom environments. 

  • Proficiency in data analysis and scientific programming languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, or similar). 

  • Proven track record of research excellence, as evidenced by publications in reputable scientific journals and conference presentations. 

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. 

Benefits: This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive research environment at the forefront of quantum technology. You will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and resources, as well as opportunities for collaboration with leading experts in the field. Postdoctoral fellows at Waterloo receive extended healthcare benefits including dental, life insurance, and sick leave, as well as one month of annual vacation time.  

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please submit the following documents via email c/o Sarah Wang ( 

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your relevant qualifications. 

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your educational background, research experience, and list of publications. 

  • Contact information for at least two academic or professional references. 

Principal Investigators: Prof. Jonathan Baugh, Prof. Michael Reimer 


About the Institute for Quantum Computing:  

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading quantum institute at the University of Waterloo. IQC attracts world-class researchers, postdoctoral fellows and students in science, mathematics and engineering to Canada. We train the quantum workforce and support industry through shared-infrastructure and expertise. We are home to 29 faculty members and a community of over 300 researchers who work collaboratively to tackle some of the most challenging problems the world is facing today. IQC’s ongoing partnerships span the globe, encompassing collaborations with other universities, industry, and the public sector on research, training, educational outreach and device fabrication

Join us in shaping the future of quantum technologies. Apply now and be part of a team committed to advancing scientific knowledge and driving innovation with practical applications. Our research group values the diverse and intersectional identities of the group members. We regard equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence. We seek applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Positions are open to anyone including Canadians, permanent residents, and international scholars.