Research Lab Technologist at Q-CTRL

Research, Fixed Term Contract, Sydney, NSW sydney contract
Posted 6 months ago

About us
We hold the key to making quantum useful! Q-CTRL is a company with a deep start-up spirit with offices in Sydney, Los Angeles and Berlin. Our goal is to revolutionize the quantum future of technology by delivering transformational, real-life outcomes for the world’s most innovative and impactful industry. Simply put, we make quantum technology useful.  

We’re led by our values; to be real, be trusted, be just, and be revered. They guide us in everything we do - how we work together and how we shape the future of the quantum field. We want the best talent in the world to join our team - from operations, product, design and marketing through to quantum research.  So whether you’re a quantum expert or simply unsure where you fit into a business like ours, we want to hear from you!

About the role:

This role is about supporting the development of our quantum sensor prototypes by assisting with analog circuit design and layout, PCB manufacturing and microwave/RF electronics. 

The role is an exciting nexus between quantum sensing research and product development. Reporting to the Lead Scientist, Quantum Sensing (Accelerometry), the Research Lab Technologist will contribute to our rapidly growing efforts to deploy software-ruggedised quantum gravimeters, accelerometers, and magnetometers.

You will work closely with the Quantum Sensing division’s hardware teams, engaging with Quantum Sensing Scientists as well as Embedded Hardware, Software, and Systems Engineers to design and build custom analog electronics that will enable new capabilities for our quantum sensor prototypes.

Ideally you'll have:

  • A PhD in Physics, Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • Analog circuit design and simulation experience
  • Experience in PCB layout and fabrication
  • RF & microwave electronics knowledge
  • A high degree of scientific programming and data literacy.
  • R&D experience working concurrently with scientists and engineers.
  • A strong desire to work with a world leading team and a company that is fundamentally building the future of the quantum technology industry.
  • Bonus points if you have:

  • You have worked with automation of scientific apparatus operation and data acquisition.
  • Experience or knowledge of applying machine learning, neural networks, and/or other optimisation techniques to the control of parameterised scientific experiments.
  • The base salary for this full-time position ranges from $82,500 - $198,000. This range reflects both the minimum and maximum annual target salary which is based on a number of factors such as experience, job related-skills, education and work location.

    Please note, the base salary range provided does not include additional benefits, bonuses, employee stock options or any other forms of compensation which may be offered dependent on position level.

    Why Q-CTRL?

    Flexibility: We embrace flexibility and remote work so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule
    Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages
    Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses
    Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints
    Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
    Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others 
    Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge
    Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered 
    Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget 
    Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters! 

    Please note: Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting. 

    To recruitment agencies, we do not accept unsolicited branded profiles and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.