HRL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN QUANTUM SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
HRL Laboratories is a research and development laboratory that specializes in advancing ultra-high-performance circuitry, robust computing and communications, automated data extraction, innovative architected materials, and quantum information technology. Scientists, engineers, software developers, graduate students, and undergraduate students with broad ranges of experience interested in many areas of quantum information science and engineering are encouraged to apply for a staff or internship position at the scenic Malibu laboratory location. This site features on-site epitaxial semiconductor growth tools, a state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot nanofabrication clean-room facility, and cryogenic test and measurement laboratories. It is the same site that originated world-changing inventions such as the self-aligned gate MOSFET and the world’s first laser.
HRL staff positions seek career professionals with specific or related education and/or experience in analyzing or engineering quantum devices. In particular, we target a cryogenic semiconductor hardware platform for qubits, while also investigating quantum optical and superconducting components. We are seeking staff for the full development cycle: design, fabrication, cryogenics, test & measure, statistical data analysis, software development, and hardware integration. HRL is a world leader in Si/SiGe quantum-dot-qubit research — apply to help make semiconductor nanoelectronics the enabler for practical quantum technology!
HRL also hosts an internship program, designed to provide students with valuable hands-on technical experience working alongside some of the world's leading experts in the fields of quantum devices, advanced packaging, high speed electronics, scaled nanotechnologies, and more. Internships are paid, highly technical assignments with year-round availability. Temporary housing and travel/relocation benefits will be provided.
Projects include developing and operating tools to simulate device physics and quantum state evolution, designing software to operate and analyze semiconducting quantum devices, conducting cryogenic measurements of silicon spin qubit devices, working with a team of scientists to build a cutting-edge cryogenic test laboratory, and developing and performing free-space, fiber, and chip-scale quantum optics experiments.
Example HRL papers on quantum science:
- [VIDEO] "Quantifying error and leakage in an encoded Si/SiGe triple-dot qubit," Blumoff, J., APS March Meeting 2020 R38.00001.
- [VIDEO] "Full Permutation Dynamical Decoupling in an Encoded Triple-Dot Qubit," Sun, B., APS March Meeting 2020 L17.00008.
- [VIDEO] "Correcting Distortion of Base-band Exchange Pulses in Quantum Dot Qubits," Barnes, D., APS March Meeting 2020 L17.00010.
- [VIDEO] "Theory of Pulsed Spectroscopy in Quantum Dots: Interdot Dynamics," Pan, A., APS March Meeting 2020 F17.00007.
- [VIDEO] "Pulsed Spectroscopy of Si/SiGe Quantum Dots: One- and Two-Electron Valley-Orbit Excited States," Raach, C., APS March Meeting 2020 L17.00010.
- "Quantifying error and leakage in an encoded Si/SiGe triple-dot qubit," R. W. Andrews et al. Nature Nanotechnology, 14, 747 (2019).
- "Logical Qubit in a Linear Array of Semiconductor Quantum Dots," C. Jones et al., Physical Review X 8, 021058 (2018).
- "Optically Loaded Semiconductor Quantum Memory Register," D. Kim et al., Physical Review Applied, 5, 024014 (2016).
- "Reduced Sensitivity to Charge Noise in Semiconductor Spin Qubits via Symmetric Operation," M. D. Reed et al., Physical Review Letters, 116, 110402 (2016).
- "Design and analysis of communication protocols for quantum repeater networks," C. Jones et al., New Journal of Physics, 18, 083015 (2016).
- "Isotopically enhanced triple-quantum-dot qubit," K. Eng et al., Science Advances, 1, e1500214 (2015).
- “Undoped accumulation-mode Si/SiGe quantum dots,” M. G. Borselli et al., Nanotechnology 26, 375202 (2015).
- "Coherent singlet-triplet oscillations in a silicon-based double quantum dot," B. M. Maune et al., Nature, 481, 344 (2012).
For a full-list of openings, including those which support quantum technology through microfabrication, microelectronics, and other HRL-wide efforts, see our complete list of openings. Staff positions significantly overlapping quantum engineering activities include: