The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC (Blusson QMI) is a world-leading venture advancing research into solid state systems and phenomena that explicitly involve quantum mechanics. Among its core areas of expertise are the development of materials hosting novel quantum electronic states, and measurement of nanoscale electronic and photonic structures built from these materials, whose device characteristics display remarkable new paradigms of operation.
Blusson QMI has invested heavily in acquiring and building state-of-the-art cryogenic, electronic, and spectroscopic equipment, including a cryogenic system from ColdEdge Technologies, a Bruker FT-IR spectrometer, mid infrared lasers, silicon photonic probe stations, and superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.
The Cryogenic and Photonic Technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various custom-integrated measurement tools, including but not limited to these newly acquired tools, with the aim of delivering state of the art cryo-photonic spectroscopy measurement capabilities to research groups at Blusson QMI.
To this end, the post holder, who should already have experience in low temperature electronics, optics, and cryogenic systems, will be responsible for the assembly, maintenance, and operation of laboratory equipment. The individual is expected to work independently, with a proactive and creative spirit and in close collaboration with colleagues, in order to deliver what is required of the role.
The post holder also has a duty to ensure that all tasks conducted within Blusson QMI labs are performed in a safe manner that conforms to current legislation and workplace protocols.
Silicon Quantum Leap (SiQL) aims to develop the first practical, universal quantum computer. Quantum computers will be able to solve problems that remain intractable today with even the largest conventional supercomputers, and launch a new epoch of information processing technology that transcends the technical revolutions of the last half-century (computers, mobile smart phones, the Internet, etc.). SiQL is poised to vault ahead of other quantum information technology efforts because it offers the most compelling solutions to the remaining hard challenges.
Our novel strategy is to couple stationary spin qubits together with silicon photonic circuits. The spin qubits in silicon and the silicon photonic circuits can both be readily integrated with ordinary silicon electronic circuits and quickly scaled up by leveraging the same equipment and techniques that semiconductor manufacturers have refined to mass produce silicon circuits.
The Cryogenic and Photonic Technician reports to Jeff Young and Lukas Chrostowski, the Principal Investigators in charge of the SiQL project. The post holder will work independently and pro-actively, and will be often required to collaborate closely with researchers.
The Cryogenic and Photonic Technician will be responsible for building, maintaining and operating apparatus that includes the ColdEdge Stinger Cryogenic System, Bruker Vertex-80 FT-IR spectroscopy system, a home-built tunable mid-infrared laser, and several custom probe stations. The technician will maintain all the equipment and be fluent in how each component functions and integrates with the others. They will also contribute to documentation of operation procedures and reports in relation to the equipment.
The following items reflect the most important tasks associated with the post. The list is not complete and may change as the role evolves with time. The technician:
- Follows the direction of the principal investigator in the building, setup and operation of test equipment.
- Works on a number of different projects, that includes internal and external stakeholders.
- Monitors the performance of equipment to ensure that these equipment remain accurate and perform to specifications.
- Offers time, skills and expertise to other Blusson QMI labs and projects, as instructed by the principal investigator, and performs other tasks relevant to the job tasks, as required. Interacts with researchers and research partners, including discussing new projects, reporting on results, and coordinating work.
Graduation from a technical college or institute and a minimum two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Be familiar with the underlying principles of lasers, optical spectroscopies, interface electronics and cryogenic systems.
- Computer skills, including CAD-related software
- Experience in a research and/or research & development setting
- Proven working knowledge and hands-on experience in prototyping and machining of test apparatus
- Proven awareness of safe work practices
- Lab instrumentation/equipment fault finding and fault diagnosis skills
- Demonstrated team work qualities
- Proven working knowledge of photonic test techniques, including but not limited to: tunable laser transmission measurements of photonic integrated circuits
Please apply at: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcstaffjobs
· Job Posting number: JR6323
· Application deadline: July 4, 2022 at 11:59pm
This is a term appointment, with an expected end date of March 31, 2024.
UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, professional development and pension.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.