Open Positions

The Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute is always seeking outstanding postdoctoral researchers. Resumes can be sent to With over 50 faculty members, we often have openings in a number of quantum-related areas, including:

  • Quantum Materials
    Exploiting quantum physics to manipulate electrons, photons and atoms in quantum materials, with the aim to uncover novel quantum phenomena and new states of matter. One example is topological states of matter that may lead to topologically-protected, fault-tolerant quantum information processing.
  • Quantum Devices
    Designing and preparing previously unavailable quantum materials including low-loss, tunable, reconfigurable, semiconductor-compatible devices for applications in on-chip circuitry, information processing, data recording/storage, sensing, medical imaging and therapy, energy conversion and quantum information technology.
  • Quantum Photonics
    Investigating nanoscale photonic structures for applications in quantum computation, communication and sensing. Exemplary projects include single photon quantum emitters, non-linear optics and entangled photon generation, control of interaction with metamaterials and vacuum fluctuation effects.
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Studying light-matter interaction on the scales ranging from single atoms or molecules to macroscopic quantum systems such as Bose-Einstein condensates. Research projects include ultra-cold atoms and molecules, many-body and coherent effects in atomic ensembles, quantum simulation of condensed matter and high energy physics phenomena.
  • Quantum Chemistry
    Exemplary projects include coherent quantum chemistry, long-range exciton transport in quantum dot superlattices, quantum entanglement in chemical reactions and trying to understand the way in which classic chemical concepts like electronegativity and hardness emerge from basic quantum mechanics.
  • Quantum Informatics
    Exploring applications of quantum information science, quantum computing, and quantum algorithms to solve real-world problems such as optimization, data science, business, finance, and economics.

Post Doc Research Associate Physics & Astronomy
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Postdoctoral fellow position to explore topological superconductivity
The group of Prof. Leonid Rokhinson at Purdue University, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on various topics related to the realization of topological superconductivity. Our group developed a technique to form helical channels in the fractional quantum Hall effect regime; one of the projects involves development of superconducting contacts to high mobility two-dimensional gases and realization of a high-order topological superconductor. Another project involves collaborative research between several groups within the Quantum Science Center (a DOE center led by the Oakridge National Laboratory) to demonstrate non-Abelian statistics using topological insulator/superconductor heterostructures. A strong background in superconductivity and semiconductor physics is essential; experience with cryogenics, electron transport and nanofabrication technology will be advantageous. A potential candidate is expected to supervise and work closely with graduate and undergraduate students. Contact Prof. Rokhinson at

Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Superconducting Quantum Circuits
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A Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Physics
A postdoctoral position is currently available in Prof. Qi Zhou's group ( Candidates with an interest in the general areas of ultracold atoms, condensed matter physics, and quantum information are encouraged to apply. Please contact Prof. Qi Zhou directly at

Postdoctoral Positions in Quantum Matter and Devices Lab
Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the group of Professor Yong P. Chen, the Quantum Matter and Devices (QMD) Laboratory affiliated with Purdue Physics, ECE, Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute and Birck Nanotechnology Center. Candidates with strong background in experimental research in one of the following areas/topics are welcome:

  1. Experimental condensed matter/nano physics & quantum devices: especially solid state quantum devices, quatum computing and quantum sensing (e.g., superconducting Josephson junctions, spin qubits, NV centers);
  2. Experimental AMO physics and quantum optics: such as cold atom physics, quantum optics & photonics

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Experimental Photonics: Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions
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Full-time Epitaxy Research Scientist
The Quantum Semiconductor Systems Group at Purdue University under the direction of Prof. Michael J. Manfra is searching for full-time epitaxy research scientist to drive innovation in our III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth facilities. We operate and maintain three MBE systems housed in the Birck Nanotechnology Center on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Our group focuses on growth of ultra-high-quality two-dimensional electron gases for utilization in novel devices and exploration of new physics. We seek a seasoned epitaxy scientist who has proven experience with MBE growth and system maintenance. An interest in hardware development is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate with have a PhD in physics, materials science, or electrical engineering and 5 years of integrated experience working with MBE systems. View full job listing
Candidates may apply at:
For additional information, please contact Michael Manfra directly at: