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Lab Manager

Permanent contract
Paris

C12 develops reliable & application-specific quantum computers, to solve highly complex computing tasks, currently out of reach of even most powerful supercomputers.

Building a quantum computer still needs innovators ready to tackle exciting challenges. C12 founders are convinced that only a new material for the qubit will bring a technological breakthrough.

C12 uniquely uses carbon nanotubes as the fundamental building blocks of its quantum processor. This high-purity material minimizes errors, radically improves performance and reduces hardware overhead for fault-tolerant computing. Combined with well-established semiconductor techniques, carbon nanotubes will help scale quantum computing, just as silicon revolutionized classical computing.

Founded in 2020, C12 is a fast-growing start-up, having raised a seed round of USD 10 million in June 2021 and building its own lab space in the center of Paris.

C12’s unique technology

At C12, a qubit, the fundamental functional unit of a quantum computer, is built from an ultra-pure carbon nanotube suspended above a silicon chip containing control electrodes and a quantum communication bus. Spin qubits coupled to a microwave cavity brings interesting perspectives for their individual control and manipulation as well as for the circuit architecture. A suspended isotopically pure 12C nanotube holds great promises in terms of stability, as it reduces all sources of decoherence (charge noise, nuclear spin noise, phonon relaxation).

C12 encourages all who feel qualified to apply. Recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Applications from women are particularly welcomed.

Your role at C12 Quantum

You’ll be responsible for maintaining all our in-house labs (350m2), including one nanofabrication cleanroom (e-beam, SEM, ICP-RIE, UHV evaporator…), a CVD growth lab, an optics lab, a prototyping workshop (soldering, 3D printing), and a nano-assembly lab. 


Ensure daily operation of all equipment and perform technical interventions, like high-pressure gas bottle replacement

Act as a liaison between staff and external stakeholders. Troubleshoot and coordinate with vendors for equipment services and repair in the event of equipment malfunction, minimizing downtime

Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program for the equipment in accordance with manufacturer guidelines

Monitor inventories and order supplies as necessary (personal protective equipment, gas, chemicals, mechanical and electrical components, consumables and other products needed in the labs) as well as supervise the chemical waste removal

Update the lab safety plan and safety data sheets as necessary with respect to hazardous materials, records of inspection, and safety procedures. Schedule safety training for team members; enforce policies around personal protective equipment to ensure that the clean room facility complies with the safety standards, local environmental safety standards, and appropriate quality assurance standards

Ensure that all team members have been trained to use laboratory equipment, software, and supplies safely and efficiently

Stay up-to-date with technology development and suggest purchase of new equipment, negotiate technical specifications and price for new instruments purchase and supervise the installation of the instruments

About you
  • 5+ years’ experience of cleanroom or fabrication lab operation and management, tool maintenance and HVAC
  • Degree in and/or experience with gases, cryogenics, vacuum or chemicals
  • Experience with semiconductor clean room ISO level 7 or 8  is seen as an advantage
  • Fluent in French and good English language skills is seen as a strong advantage

You should join us if
  • You like hands-on work and technology
  • You want to contribute to achieve landmark results in quantum computing, making a difference in the emerging quantum technologies
  • You want to work within a 20-people team with various backgrounds in nano-fabrication, quantum electronics, and carbon nanotube science to create a revolutionary quantum computing processor
  • You want to thrive in an exceptional scientific environment with several industrial and academic partners
  • You relate to our values (excellence, scientific integrity, diversity, curiosity, and care) and want to help us define our product-focus culture  and ambition to accelerate
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