Microsoft Corporation Quantum Researcher in Indianapolis, Indiana

Do you have a passion for low temperature condensed matter physics that you would like to apply to the development of real world quantum technology? Do you want to put your enthusiasm for optimizing state-of-the-art electronic measurements to use for the quantum computing revolution?

Microsoft Station Q Purdue is looking for you! We are exploring and developing the next generation of quantum materials to build topologically protected quantum bits. Our research team combines molecular beam epitaxy growth of hybrid semiconductor/superconductor heterostructures with characterization of the physical properties of the materials we make. You can play a key role in the development of Microsoft’s ground-breaking approach to quantum computing.


At Microsoft you will be a key member of a world-wide team probing Majorana zero modes in new materials and devices. As a quantum electrical characterization researcher you will closely work with our materials scientists to carry out low temperature electrical characterization measurements needed to improve our materials and devices for use as topological qubits. Your work will ensure that the development of new quantum materials will progress rapidly and that our characterization measurements will continuously improve to provide important feedback as we build the quantum technology of tomorrow.


-Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, or allied field with a focus on the electronic properties of solid-state systems at low temperatures

-2 years+ experience in low-noise, small signal electrical transport measurements including I-V of gated devices, field-effect mobility extraction, Hall mobility and density measurements, and capacitance measurements

-2 years+ experience with operating and maintaining dilution refrigerators

-2 years+ experience with Python coding and Git version tracking

-Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills

-Strong desire to work in a collaborative international team – periodic travel to other Microsoft Quantum laboratory sites will be required

Preference will be given to candidates with the following additional qualifications:

-Ph.D. in physics with a focus on induced superconductivity in low-dimensional semiconductors

-Experience with RF reflectometry

To apply, please include CV and a list of three references.

· Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

o Microsoft Secure Screen: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check and credit history analysis upon hire/transfer and every year thereafter.

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