Research Assistant Professor in Coherent Control of Quantum Devices

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor position in the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and any department in the Faculties of Engineering and Science. The IQC is a collaborative research institute focused on realizing quantum technologies including sensors, actuators, quantum communication, and information processors. Membership in IQC is renewable, with an initial appointment of 3 years. Only those candidates whose research program directly connects with the goals and ongoing research in IQC will be considered. Information about research at IQC can be found at

A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology are required. Responsibilities include development coherent control methods, exploration of new methods for efficient Hamiltonian finding and application of small quantum processors to improve control methods for quantum computing. The position requires effectively engaging with experimental groups and building ties and collaborations with industry in the area of quantum devices. Based on qualifications a salary range of $80,000 to $90,000 will be considered. Exceptionally qualified candidates, negotiation beyond the salary range noted will be taken into account. Effective date of appointment is negotiable. The position is funded as a member of Professor David Cory’s Canadian Excellence Research Chair (CERC).

The University of Waterloo is host to the Institute for Quantum Computing. At present, IQC has a complement of 22 faculty members (growing to 33) from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at:

The application review process will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Three reasons to apply: