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Institut quantique - Université de Sherbrooke
30 November, 2017


Institut quantique - Université de Sherbrooke
Room D2-1088, Université de Sherbrooke, 2500 Université Blvd
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1
Phone: 1-819-821-8000 ext 67681
45° 22' 53.8032" N, 71° 55' 38.0892" W

About you


We are looking for creative, talented researchers with a background and interest in quantum information, quantum materials or quantum engineering. Applicants should have an excellent publication record and/or a strong potential for technological transfer of their research results. Both experimental and theoretical candidates are encouraged to apply. Fellows will need to have completed their PhD in the 4 years prior to starting their position. 


Université de Sherbrooke values diversity, equality and employment equity in its community, and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, in particular women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. 


About us


The Institut quantique is a research institute at the Université de Sherbrooke that focuses on quantum science and technologies. We bring together experts in quantum materials, quantum information and quantum engineering with the aim of performing top-quality fundamental research and developing the quantum technologies of the future. Significant investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) is currently leading to a rapid increase in recruitment at the Institut quantique, including these fellowships and a number of new faculty positions.


Our institute includes state-of-the-art experimental and computational research infrastructure, maintained by a team of skilled technicians and research associates. We maintain a dynamic research environment with several weekly seminars as well as yearly summer schools and workshops in quantum materials, quantum information, mesoscopic physics or numerical methods. Research at the Institut quantique is highly collaborative and strengthened by well-established international connections.


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About the fellowships


  •         Highly competitive salaries are offered.
  •        Discretionary research and travel funds are included.
  •        Fellows are encouraged to drive their own research program and collaborate with researchers of their choosing.
  •        Fellows will have access to an internal funding competition and will be free to mentor students.
  •        Courses in languages, entrepreneurship and intellectual property are available at the Université de Sherbrooke.
  •        Dedicated support for patent applications is available.
  •        No teaching is required but involvement in summer schools and workshops is encouraged.


How to apply


  •        Submit a CV and a short description of your research interests and proposed research program (maximum 2 pages).
  •        Arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation forwarded directly to the institute.
  •       Applications and letters should be sent to postdoc-iq [at] USherbrooke [dot] ca (postdoc-iq [at] USherbrooke [dot] ca)


Applicants that are selected for an interview will be invited to visit Sherbrooke to give a seminar and meet potential collaborators.


When to apply


We encourage you to apply for the fellowship competition before November 30th, 2017. However, numerous funding opportunities are available throughout the year and we recommend contacting IQ researchers regarding postdoctoral positions at any time.



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