Join Our Team

Yes, we have snacks, but more importantly we can provide employment where you and your peers help to create bleeding edge products for the quantum technologies market.  Rapidly growing, the company values creativity and nurtures innovative ideas in our employees. Our staff enjoys the advantages of being a true groundbreaking company with the added bonus of being associated with scientific excellence, not least Nobel Prize Winners. Our employees, in addition, have the opportunity to work in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Ideal candidates should be able to work effectively within a small dynamic customer and research oriented team and must be largely self-motivated. Self-reliance and the ability to independently stay abreast of current technologies in the BEC field are musts. Please email your résumés to

We are always interested in receiving résumés from motivated physicists or technicians for ColdQuanta’s core team. We particularly welcome applicants interested in part-time opportunities. ColdQuanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

ColdQuanta offers a competitive salary  package including 401K matching, school loan reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and vacation and sick pay among other benefits to all full-time employees.


ColdQuanta Research and Development Intern

ColdQuanta is seeking a temporary intern interested in physics, photonics, optical engineering, or mechanical engineering. This position will be offered the opportunity to work on various projects within a small company environment. The position may be expected to assist with design, assembly and testing of components designed for cold atom systems and/or other quantum systems. Over the course of 6-7 months, the intern will receive significant on-the-job training via heavy interaction with ColdQuanta scientists, technicians and engineers. The intern may also have the opportunity to periodically shadow in other areas of the business, allowing the intern additional exposure to other potential career paths. Upon completion of the internship, the intern will be expected to produce, and present, a final presentation illustrating what the intern learned during the internship and how the experience impacted their future goals and objectives.

Due to government contract requirements only permanent residents or citizens may be employed at ColdQuanta.  Please send your cover letter and résumé to

This position will be responsible for assisting the engineering with various projects within the laboratory environment.  The candidate will be expected to devote 10-15 hours a week to his/hers tasks at ColdQuanta.

Estimated Total Internship Hours: 320

Wages: $18.00 per hour

Position Summary

This position will offer a wide-range of on-the-job training and experience. The intern will be expected to assist with the following:

  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations
  • Document and maintain quality records in hard-copy and electronic formats
  • Assist with technological component fabrication
  • Assist with technological component assembly
  • Measuring optical characteristics of materials using interferometers, spectrometers, microscopes, and other specialized equipment
  • Developing and refining processes for use in technology fabrication and laboratory testing of samples and components
Physical Requirements

Able to lift at least 35 lbs

Able to stand for long periods of time

Academic Requirements

Must have completed at least two years of University or Technical College in one of the following fields: physics, optics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering

Preferred Qualifications

Some mechanical design experience
Basic electronics design
Machining skills
Laser familiarity
Vacuum-processing knowledge
Strong writing and communication skills
Knowledge of at least one programming language
Strong mathematical, mechanical and problem-solving abilities.


ColdQuanta would like to hear from experimental atomic physicists or engineers. We are looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals with very strong technical skills. Candidates with experience with Rydberg atoms, ultracold atoms, and ion-trapping experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will collaborate on current research development projects and support development of new concepts and approaches for future investigations. The physicist or engineer will work closely with a team consisting of fellow physicists, engineers and technicians. The candidate will embrace the small business culture of wearing many hats from hands on work in the clean room, creating and designing experiments, conducting basic research, to supporting the business development team and aiding with the writing of proposals and development of relationships in industry and academic and government research communities.

Primary Responsibilities

Develop technology to meet the goals of current projects and aid with the transition of projects into products.
Explore new applications for existing strategic company products through execution of key projects.
Write proposals
Participate and or lead R&D projects.
Perform technical tasks needed for the success of the project from equipment setup to system demonstration.
Identify materials and components to meet project requirements; identify vendors to meet project needs.
Document project progress and identify, track and resolve any project issues.
Contribute to external reports and publications; author/co-author papers, proposals, presentations and reports; give invited papers; attend project workshops and conferences.

Required Skills and Qualification

Education: PhD in atomic physics, optical physics, electrical engineering or related field; similar MS with equivalent experience in optics, atomic physics or laser physics.
Understanding of experimental physics systems, especially laser and ultra-high vacuum, systems.
Highly effective problem solver.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency with Mathematica, LabView, MATLAB, SolidWorks.
Experience with atomic clocks, magnetometers, gyroscopes, and/or accelerometers.
Experience with cold/ultra-cold (BEC) systems.