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Engineer or Scientist to Work on Quantum Technologies (3 positions available)

Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6R2
Job Type:
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • Research
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Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is a not-for-profit applied research institution focused on cutting-edge research and development of quantum technologies. Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is tackling the ambitious goal of accelerating quantum technologies from proof-of-concept to real-world commercializable solutions. We are searching for three engineers or physicists to fill technical assistant positions.

We are interested in hiring candidates who want to work on a research team and have a passion for application-driven research in the area of quantum technologies. The successful candidates must also be willing to learn a broad range of skills and take part in finding the solution to open-ended problems. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, optics or a closely related field. Additional experience, such as work in the advanced technology sector or a master’s or doctoral degree obtained through laboratory research, is preferred. The successful applicants will work under a project lead and two staff scientists along with a small team of engineers. Highly desired skills are: AI programming with an emphasis on complex control problems; fabrication, especially involving glass and ceramics; FPGA programming; electronics; optics; CAD design and modelling; laser spectroscopy and fibre optics. Applicants do not have to have experience in all of these areas, but should emphasize interests and relevant experience in their application. A demonstrated ability to successfully work in a close team environment is required. We value inquisitiveness and problem solving.

Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Canada, in the heart of Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’, near Toronto. The area has excellent schools, a vibrant community atmosphere, and outstanding local universities. Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as an exciting, challenging and supportive work atmosphere.


Applicants should provide a full CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, and arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories. The application documents should be submitted in pdf format to Applications will be considered until the position is closed; however, to ensure full consideration, applications and recommendation letters should be received by February 1, 2018. Questions about Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories or these positions can be directed to James Shaffer at