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There are a number of exceptional opportunities for people to join the Center and research the frontiers of Quantum Science. Join us in revolutionizing quantum materials and devices, and applying quantum tools to search for physics beyond the standard model.


SQMS-GGI Summer school : Quantum Computing and Sensing – Link

Application period: April 1 – April 30,  2021

School: June 21 – July 02, 2021

The school is addressed to PhD students in quantum information science, particle physics and condensed matter. The students will be introduced to basic concepts in circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum controls and metrology. The school will also cover main topics in quantum sensing at the precision frontier, quantum-limited amplification and microwave photon counting to significantly improve the sensitivity in axions detection and other dark matter candidates interactions. Participation of experimentalists and post-docs is also encouraged. In 2021 the school will be virtual from June 21 to July 2, 2021. The schedule will be arranged to accommodate students from the US and European time zones.
The school is organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) 

SQMS Undergraduate Internship – Link

Application period: March 29 – April 23, 2021

Program period: May 31 – August 31, 2021

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SQMS Quantum Undergraduate Internship places undergraduate sophomore and junior physics and engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at the National QIS Center Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS). Students will have the opportunity to work at Fermilab and at one of the twenty SQMS partner institutions such as Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames National Lab, NASA Ames and more.

SQMS Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship – Link


The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship honors and preserves the legacy of the first African American woman to earn a postgraduate degree in physics. The Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship prioritizes the representation and inclusion of historically and contemporarily minoritized individuals underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and quantum computing research, specifically. One Fellowship will be awarded annually. This fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science.

The SQMS Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship is available to Black and African American scholars with a background in physics or engineering seeking a research assistantship. This is a unique opportunity to engage with the National Quantum Information Science Research Center, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) to build and deploy a beyond-the-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies.

To enrich the research experience and enhance scientific collaboration the selected Fellow will spend periods of time conducting research with domestic and/or international SQMS partner institutions and organizations. Additionally, the Fellow will contribute to SQMS committees, write scientific papers and reports, highlight progress at weekly and bi-weekly center meetings, and may present at national and international workshops and conferences.

Temple University


A postdoctoral associate position in the field of experimental condensed matter is available in the Scanning Probe Microscopy Group ( ) in the Physics Department at Temple University.

The successful candidate is expected to work for the Superconducting Quantum Materials and System (SQMS) Center ( Areas of research include qubit technologies based on superconducting circuits and cavities.

The ideal candidate is expected to have a solid background in condensed matter physics with a PhD level qualification in Physics or a related area. Prior experience with scanning probe techniques, UHV and cryogenics would be a significant advantage. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills.  The ability to be an excellent team player, to present reports at meetings or conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication is essential. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:  PhD in Physics, Materials Science, or related field.

The salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is for one year and extendable by an additional three years, depending upon performance. The position remains open until filled.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA,EOE,M/F/D/V). Applications from women and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

1.     Cover Letter

2.     Curriculum Vitae

3.     Research Statement

4.     Publication List

5.     Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers)

For general information about this position, please contact Maria Iavarone