Jobs & Internships

Faculty Positions

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Assistant Professor of Physics — Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, beginning fall 2024.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing quantum and AMO research at UW-Madison, within the Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI) and the HQAN and Q-NEXT quantum centers, and with external research centers. The Department of Physics has a strong experimental AMO physics group with experiments on quantum manipulations of neutral atoms, quantum sensors, and quantum optics, plus closely related theoretical and experimental efforts in quantum devices including quantum dots and superconductors.

For full details and to apply, please visit

Postdoctoral Positions

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Postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory — Levchenko and Esterlis groups

Postdoctoral position in experimental quantum error correction with neutral atoms — Saffman Group

Contact Mark Saffman at for more information.

Postdoctoral position for quantum computing algorithm development and/or theory of ultracold collisions — Soley Group

The candidate should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a similar field. Applicants with a background in quantum computing algorithm development, theoretical or computational quantum dynamics, and/or quantum scattering theory in near-threshold systems are encouraged to apply. The Soley Research Group focuses on state-of-the-art research in quantum computing algorithms, ultracold chemistry, and atomic and molecular physics. Previous research areas have also included tensor network/matrix product states for highly multidimensional quantum mechanics and high performance computing/supercomputing for parallelized simulations of chaotic systems. Postdoctoral researchers will be paid a competitive stipend with benefits in accordance with University of Wisconsin-Madison policy and have opportunities to collaborate with theorists and experimentalists and participate in the greater quantum community via the group’s affiliations with the Chicago Quantum Exchange and Wisconsin Quantum Institute. Interested applicants are invited to send a CV, statement of research interests, and contacts for three references to

Postdoctoral position for quantum computing experiments in semiconductor quantum dot qubits — Eriksson Group

The Eriksson group is seeking a quantum computing postdoc for experiments in semiconductor quantum dot qubits. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics and experience with experimental methods in solid-state quantum physics. These could include, for example, some of the following: experience with clean-room fabrication, high-frequency electronics, or cryogenics. In addition, the individual should be self-motivating and provide a positive and collaborative attitude in a lab atmosphere. Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to

Postdoctoral Positions Available in Nanophotonics, Topological Photonics, Low-Temperature Molecular Spectroscopy, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) for Photonics, and Single-Molecule Biophysics — Goldsmith Group

The Goldsmith group has multiple postdoctoral positions available at the intersection of molecular spectroscopy, quantum information science, and photonics. We have recently helped start a new Department of Energy funded center, the Center for Molecular Quantum Transduction, and will be exploring quantum processes in molecules strongly coupled to cavities at low temperatures. Other activities include development of cavity-enhanced single-molecule electronic and vibrational spectroscopies for observing chemical and biochemical reaction dynamics, interfacing of molecules with topological photonic crystals, single-molecule biophysical studies using nanophotonic devices, and development of CVD technologies for producing 3D photonic crystals. Qualified individuals will have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or other related physical science.  Experience in low-temperature spectroscopy, photonics, electron beam lithography, and CVD instrumentation is particularly desirable but not required. Interested individuals should send a resume to Professor Randall Goldsmith.  Madison, on an isthmus between two lakes, is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the US, and was even listed among the 5 world’s great university towns by BBC travel.

Staff Positions

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Quantum Science Outreach Program Manager (applications due Aug 1, 2023)

Quantum Science Outreach Program Manager (applications due Aug 1, 2023)

Quantum Instrumentation Technologist (applications due Aug 1, 2023)

Quantum Instrumentation Technologist (applications due Aug 1, 2023)