The University of Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center (IQUIST, https://iquist.illinois.edu/) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in trapped-ion quantum computing to work on in the IQUIST Testbed Facility. This unique 2500 sf laboratory will co-locate multiple quantum technologies in order to design and build heterogeneous quantum networks and distributed processors. The Testbed Facility will enable researchers at all levels and QIS disciplines to work together on collaborative projects that advance emerging technologies—such as quantum transducers and quantum control systems—and develop novel applications, including blind computing, quantum fingerprinting, and distributed processing algorithms.
IQUIST is a cross-disciplinary center that brings together UIUC researchers from computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, math and material science. The center has substantial internal funds to launch the Testbed Facility with two advanced quantum platforms: trapped atomic ion quantum information processing systems and superconducting circuits. IQUIST researchers are also part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, an expansive network quantum scientists across academia, industry and government.
The scientist in this position will have the opportunity to work in and lead a team to conceptualize, design, and execute a multi-node trapped ion quantum network. A competitive salary will be offered for an initial two-year appointment, with the possibility for conversion into a permanent staff research scientist position.