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Senior Experimental Engineer or Applied Scientist

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 an experimental engineer or applied physicist to fill a technical staff position.

We are interested in hiring a candidate who wants to work on a team and has a passion for application-driven R&D. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, optics, physics or a closely related field, and an outstanding publication record. Postdoctoral and/or industrial work experience is preferred, but not necessary. The successful applicant will work under a project lead with another staff scientist and group of engineers. Preferred skills of particular interest are: ultra-stable laser system engineering; optics; complex control problems; fibre optics; and laser spectroscopy of atoms, ions and molecules. A demonstrated ability to successfully work in a close team environment is required. We value inquisitiveness and creative problem solving above all.

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 (including publications) and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, as well as 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 this position can be directed to James Shaffer at