January 3, 2023

The Quantum Technologies Training and Testbed (QT3) lab is seeking motivated freshman, sophomore or junior students to fill several undergraduate research positions.  We have a variety of ongoing projects in the lab, including development of photon-counting scanning confocal microscopes for characterization of quantum emitters and a quantum processor testbed based on NV-centers in diamond.  More information on the lab can be found on our website.

Possible projects include both electronics and software development for instrument control and data acquisition, development of data analysis software, design and set-up of optical systems (laser frequency/intensity stabilization, microscopes), numerical physics calculations.  A minimum average commitment of 10 hours/week during the academic year is expected.  Research can be performed for credit during the academic year.  A paid summer position is possible for students who have worked 1+ quarters.  A paid term-time position after 1+ quarters may also be possible, in lieu of course credit, depending on the availability of funds.

Only students with a technical 3.5 GPA or higher the previous quarter will be considered. Programming experience is desirable but not required (students will generally be matched to projects fitting their skills and interests, and learn new skills in the role).  Knowledge of quantum mechanics is not required.  Due to the limited number of research positions on campus, this position cannot be combined with an undergraduate research position in another lab.

If you are interested please send an unofficial transcript,  resume, and 1-2 paragraphs explaining your interest in the lab to Maxwell Parsons (QT3 lab director) at mfpars@uw.edu.  If it looks like you are a good candidate for a research position I will contact you for a meeting.

Women and students from groups under-represented in physics and engineering are especially encouraged to apply.