Experimental Physicist

Broomfield, CO / Golden Valley, MN
Science & Technology – Quantum Computing Hardware /
Science Led, Enterprise Driven – Accelerating Quantum Computing
Quantinuum is the world’s largest integrated quantum company, pioneering powerful quantum computers and advanced software solutions. Quantinuum’s technology drives breakthroughs in materials discovery, cybersecurity, and next-gen quantum AI. With approximately 500 employees, including 370+ scientists and engineers, Quantinuum leads the quantum computing revolution across continents.
We unite best-in-class software with high-fidelity hardware to accelerate quantum computing. With integrated full-stack technology, our world-class team is rapidly scaling quantum computing.
Quantinuum recently secured $300m in funding, visit our news pages to learn more about this and other Quantinuum scientific breakthroughs and achievements: https://www.quantinuum.com/news
We are seeking an Experimental Physicist in our Broomfield, CO or Golden Valley, MN locations.
Our team is leading the development, integration, and operation of quantum computing systems at Quantinuum. We are looking for experimental scientists with hands-on experience building and operating devices to manipulate qubits, quantum spin systems, or cold and trapped atomic systems. The perfect candidate will have intimate knowledge of one or more advanced laboratory techniques for controlling quantum systems, which could include precision laser spectroscopy, low noise DC and RF electronics, cryogenic UHV systems, or computer control systems. They will also have excellent communication and collaboration skills as they are working with teams of engineers and other scientists to develop and test new concepts. Our scientists are thought leaders in the field, publishing papers and presenting research to peers.

Key Responsibilities:

    • You will apply previous experience in experimental laboratory research to design, develop, verify, and deploy quantum computers using trapped ions as qubits.   
    • You will work alongside teams of scientists and engineers to bring new concepts to life. 
    • You will be responsible for working in a research lab environment to collect data on system performance and characterizing device characteristics. 
    • You will perform design trade studies and analysis. 
    • You will present scientific results at conferences or in publications.


    • PhD completed prior to starting 
    • Minimum 4+ years’ experience (PhD inclusive) involving one or more of the following areas: quantum information, qubits, atomic physics, precision spectroscopy, optics, vacuum systems, electronics, cryogenics, or laser
    • Applicants for employment for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Quantinuum. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)


    • Experience with design or operation of a device for quantum information processing
    • Experience with laser cooling and trapping of ions or neutral atoms 
    • Experience performing simulation and modeling to inform experiments 
    • Experience programming experimental control systems for data collection, signal processing, and data analysis  
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with published results within their field of research. 
    • Experience in post-doctoral research positions or other mentorship positions
    • Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills  
$112,000 - $152,000 a year
Compensation & Benefits:
Non-Incentive Eligible
What is in it for you?
A competitive salary and innovative, game-changing work
Flexible work schedule
For full-time employees, we offer: Employer subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance; Equity, 401k retirement savings plan + 12 Paid holidays and generous vacation + sick time
Quantinuum is a team of over 450+ people. Among them you'll find the world's leading quantum computing hardware and software experts; Not only are they driven to discover the future, but they are also committed to change the world for the better
Paid parental leave
Employee discounts

Quantinuum is an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.