IBM-Funded Postdoc Position in Quantum Computing – Theory of Superconducting Quantum Circuits, Université de Sherbrooke

The research groups led by Baptiste Royer and Alexandre Blais specialize in quantum computing, error correction and quantum optics in circuit QED, a leading quantum computer architecture. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to work on an IBM-funded project with a competitive salary that aims to improve the readout and reset of superconducting qubits. Our general areas of interest include, but are not limited to, superconducting quantum circuits, circuit QED, quantum error correction, microwave quantum optics, variational quantum algorithms, and machine learning. The start date is flexible.

About the Institut quantique (Université de Sherbrooke), B. Royer’ and A. Blais’ research groups – Located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, the Institut quantique (IQ) is a collaborative environment with over 200 students, postdocs and faculty members working in the fields of quantum information science, quantum engineering and quantum materials. A new IQ building with a modern and unique architecture, including numerous collaborative spaces, was inaugurated in 2022. IQ is in the heart of a human-scale campus, located in Sherbrooke, an urban area of over 225 000 people where nature is all around but with all the services of a major city. IQ is only 150 km (93 miles) away from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent flight connections to Europe, USA and South America.

The Université de Sherbrooke is amongst the top three universities for quantum research in Canada. In 2020, IQ launched its IBM Q Hub – the first in Canada – which offers its members exclusive access to IBM most advanced quantum computing systems. In this context, an IBM quantum computing system will be installed near Sherbrooke.

Members of Baptiste Royer’ and Alexandre Blais’ group have the opportunity to collaborate with academic and industrial groups worldwide, and are part of International networks such as the Quantum Science Accelerator recently funded by the US Department of Energy and CIFAR’s quantum information program. There are no teaching obligations (unless you wish to).

More information on the Institut quantique, on Baptiste Royer’ group and on Alexandre Blais’ group can be found at,

To apply

Using this link, please submit a statement of interest and a CV including a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of references sent in support of the application. The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2022 but applications received after this date will be reviewed until the positions are filled.