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Argonne National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Appointee – Dissipation-aided Microwave-Optical Entanglement



Full Time


Lemont, Illinois, United States

In this role you will perform research for the Dissipation-aided Microwave-Optical Entanglement program. The program aims to develop a high-frequency superconducting piezo-optomechanical system combined with dissipation engineering technique to generate highly entangled microwave-optical photons.

The research work primarily focuses on experiments, with emphasis on device design, nanofabrication, and low-temperature quantum experiments. The research is performed in CNM, taking advantage of the unique facilitates and capabilities, including the state-of-the-art cleanroom for nanofabrication, the Piezo-optomechanical Spectrometer in the Quantum Optomechanics Lab for device characterization, and the dilution refrigerator system in the Quantum Matter and Device Lab for cryogenic measurement.

Is a part of a highly collaborative team and actively interacts with staff scientists across groups as well as external collaborators.

Position Requirements

• A recent or soon-to-be-expected Ph.D. degree from related areas such as Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, etc., is required.

• Considerable device nanofabrication skills are required.

• Considerable microwave and optical device characterization and measurement skills are required.

• Considerable skills in communication, collaboration, and presentation are required.


• Experience with superconducting and cryogenic quantum experiments is highly preferred.

• Nanomechanical and microwave device design and simulation skills are highly preferred.


• Knowledge and good understanding of quantum information science are desired.

- The candidate should have a strong background in experimental quantum physics and device nanofabrication. Programming skills to control microwave and optical measurements are highly preferred.

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Postdoctoral Family

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Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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