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Postdoctoral Position – Open Now

Electronic Characterizations and Modeling of Semiconductor Gate-Defined Quantum Dot Qubits

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher to join our dynamic team to work on an exciting project focused on semiconductor gate-defined quantum dot qubits. This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of cutting-edge research in the field of quantum computing and explore the fascinating world of quantum technologies.

Project Description:

The postdoc will play a key role in investigating the electronic properties and characterizations of gate-defined quantum dot qubits based on semiconductor materials, particularly strained germanium (Ge) quantum wells and germanium-tin (GeSn) heterostructures. The project aims to harness the potential of hole-spin qubits in strained Ge to realize efficient and robust quantum computing operations. The postdoc will work closely with a team of leading researchers from North Carolina State University and Polytechnique Montréal.


  • Set up and perform electric dipole spin resonance (EDSR) measurements to characterize the electronic properties of gate-defined quantum dot qubits.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art equipment for transport measurements and impedance spectroscopy to extract key information about the qubit behavior.
  • Develop and implement models for device behavior and quantum dot qubit characteristics.
  • Collaborate with other team members to correlate electronic properties with material properties and qubit performance.
  • Analyze and interpret data, and present findings at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist in mentoring and guiding graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.
  • Optional: Prior experience in microfabrication and wire bonding of devices to fabricate quantum dot structures. This additional skill will strengthen the application and enable the postdoc to be directly involved in the device fabrication process.


  • A Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Strong background and prior experience in qubit measurements and device modeling.
  • Proficiency in experimental techniques for electronic characterizations of quantum devices.
  • Familiarity with semiconductor physics and quantum mechanics.
  • Excellent programming and data analysis skills, with experience in using software tools such as MATLAB, Python, or similar.
  • Proven track record of publishing scientific research in reputable journals.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral, to disseminate research findings.

Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time postdoctoral position with a competitive salary and benefits package. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the option of extension based on performance and funding availability.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application package, including CV and a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to with the subject line “Postdoctoral Application: Qubit Characterizations and Modeling.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We welcome diverse applicants from all backgrounds to apply. North Carolina State University is an equal-opportunity employer and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.


Graduate Students: We are always looking for good students to join our group. If you find your expertise and interest matched with our research, please contact Professor Vashaee directly. We admit students from ECE, MSE, MAE, CHE, and Physics Departments.


Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate research opportunities are available to interested students from any department at NCSU. Please contact Professor Vashaee if you are interested to join our group.


Postdoctoral Scholars: Postdoctoral appointments are available usually on a yearly basis. If you have prior experience related to our research area and are interested in a postdoctoral position, please contact Professor Vashaee to check the availability.