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Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Quantum Studies, Fall/Winter 2019
Department Location Category Status
Institute for Quantum Studies Orange Faculty Full-time
General Information
The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University, in sunny Orange, California, welcomes applications for a postdoctoral position to start as soon as possible.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Chapman University is dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, as well as over 12 different centers and institutes, including the renowned Institute for Quantum Studies. More information about the Institute for Quantum Studies is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
Postdoctoral Fellow must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. The doctorate or equivalent must have been awarded within the last five years and candidate has not exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience.

Applicants are expected to have prior experience in at least one of the following: electrical engineering, quantum computing, superconducting qubits, cavity/circuit QED, or pulse optimization.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide theoretical support for the experimental team of Professor Siddiqi at the University of California, Berkeley, in close collaboration with the theory groups of Professor Jordan at the University of Rochester, Professor Emerson at the University of Waterloo, and Professor Dressel, at Chapman University. The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Justin Dressel.

The research focuses on the novel benchmarking techniques for optimizing two-qubit gates in superconducting transmon systems, with specific focus on applications of machine learning, dynamical decoupling, and weak continuous monitoring.
Contact Information
Qualified applicants should electronically submit their CV, a list of research publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation be sent to Dr. Justin Dressel at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Fellows are offered a competitive salary, benefits, research and travel support, and personalized professional development in research. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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