Research Engineer in Device Processing

University of New South Wales

Device Processing Engineer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced semiconductor device processing engineer to work with our world leading atom-based quantum computing team. This position is funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC), an Australian Research and Development company with a focused goal of making quantum computers a reality. SQC is co-located at UNSW Sydney with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T or Centre), one of Australia’s elite research organisations conducting globally-leading research in atomic electronics and quantum computing with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom-qubits in silicon.

SQC is expanding and seeking a Device Processing Engineer with a strong background in device processing in a clean-room environment to optimize the fabrication of nano to atomic scale devices in silicon. This will include the implementation and ongoing development of unique semiconductor fabrication techniques and processes utilising precision electron beam lithography, a mixture of dry and wet etching, evaporation and AFM techniques. The overall aim is to realise a full atomic-scale fabrication process working alongside an experienced atomic-scale fabrication team to maintain a reproducible and high yield process. Ultimately this role will work closely with scanning probe microscopist and cryogenic measurement experts to realise high-fidelity control and measurement of multi-qubit devices at cryogenic temperatures.

This is an important position within a dynamic and highly collaborative research and development environment. The Intermediate Device Processing Engineer will join the world-leading team led by Professor Michelle Simmons, who has an international reputation for pioneering radical new atomic scale fabrication technology. The group is poised to scale to 10-qubit integrated circuit prototype by 2023 and 100-qubit architectures within the decade.

About the role

  • $98K - $106K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


  • Silicon Quantum Computing is a well-funded company with a unique mix of government, university, and corporate investors – including Federal Government, CBA, Telstra, NSW Government and UNSW Sydney.
  • SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology – technology that has the potential to have a global impact when realised.
  • SQC’s technologies build on 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre and include the development of novel fabrication and advanced measurement techniques towards a quantum processor based in silicon.
  • These roles and the Company are co-located with the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

Within this environment, the Device Processing Engineer will work alongside the Company’s clean-room engineers and atomic-scale device fabrication engineers to help develop efficient device manufacturing processes of high yield and quality. This role will support the overall fabrication of globally unique quantum computer processors. The successful applicant will report to Professor Michelle Simmons and work alongside other staff and students funded by SQC as well as the Centre.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work within a truly multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the very forefront of quantum computing internationally.

Yousun Chung
Applications close: August 20th, 2021

Advertised: 21 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Aug 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time