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Cryogenics Expert / R&D Scientist

Location: On-Site

Employment Type: Full-Time


Why Choose
Zero Point Cryogenics?

At Zero Point Cryogenics, we're not just a company, we're a hub of cutting-edge scientific innovation. If your passion lies in pioneering technology and you thrive in an environment of deep technological exploration, we offer you a unique opportunity. As part of our rapidly growing team in Canada, you'll join a proud collective of educated and skilled professionals dedicated to solving some of the most complex problems in the field of cryogenics. We value each team member's unique contributions and ensure that work-life balance is not just a concept, but a practice.

What We Do

At Zero Point Cryogenics, we specialize in the development and commercialization of state-of-the-art dilution refrigerators – the cornerstone technology for quantum computing and research. Originating from a low-temperature physics research group at the University of Alberta, our focus on excellence and innovation is unwavering. We're committed to improving our existing systems and innovating new solutions to meet our diverse clientele's needs. ZPC’s clientele includes quantum computing companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories.

Who We're Looking For

We encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply, even if you don't meet all the qualifications below. We're seeking a highly technical, hands-on problem solver to join our R&D team as a cryogenic specialist. The ideal candidate should have experience not only running dilution refrigerators and similar cryogenic systems, but actually building them.  Experience with cryogenic heat switches and sintered powder heat exchangers is considered a strong asset.  This role is vital in our journey to commercialize our core product.

Our Core Values:

  1. Pursuit of Innovation: We embrace mistakes as stepping stones in our journey of discovery and innovation.

  2. Built Through Teamwork: Our best solutions and products emerge from collaborative efforts.

  3. Standard of Quality: We hold ourselves accountable to deliver only the highest quality in everything we do.

  4. Enjoy Life: We believe in finding daily satisfaction and purpose, balancing work with personal life.

Commitment to Fair Hiring

ZPC is dedicated to a fair, unbiased hiring process. We welcome all candidates and are committed to providing accommodations for disabilities throughout the hiring process. Please reach out to us for any assistance required.

Safety Note

Please be aware of intermittent high magnetic fields in our facility, which may pose risks to individuals with certain medical implants. Contact us for more information regarding these safety considerations.

Application Process

Submit your application via our website. We review applications as they arrive.

Your Role

  • Collaborate with our R&D team in our innovative journey, addressing complex challenges in cryogenics.

  • Develop state-of-the-art dilution refrigerators, ancillary products, and cryostats.

  • Improve cooling power and base temperature for new fridge designs.

  • Assist in integrating superconducting magnets and other R&D projects.

  • Help resolve production and manufacturability challenges.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of standards that will improve reliability and efficiency.


  • PhD or MSc in physics, engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with dilution refrigerators in industry or academia, preferentially building dilution refrigerators not only operating them.

  • Passport and ability to pass security clearances for customer site installations if necessary.

Skills Desired:

  • Strong background in, and comfort level with, thermodynamics.

  • Finite element modelling expertise will be considered positively. 

  • Cryogen-free magnet thermal management.

  • Having built continuous or step heat exchangers, gas gap heat switches; experience with high-density RF wiring; or cryogenic vibration isolation will be favored.

  • Time management and research documentation skills.

  • Independent work ethic and strong team integration skills.

What You'll Bring

  • Strong motivation and a collaborative mindset in a fast-paced environment.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • A commitment to technical excellence and continuous self-improvement.

  • Adaptability to take on new challenges and learn from diverse team members.

  • Proven work or academic history and solid references.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Contractual agreements will also be considered.

  • Immediate eligibility for comprehensive group benefits including health & dental, paid vacation and paid statutory holidays.

  • Relocation assistance is available.

  • Participation in profit-sharing and potential equity options.

Location and Schedule

This position is based at our Edmonton facility at 9773 45th Ave NW. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada, and is the fifth-largest city in Canada. It is a major cultural and educational centre and is referred to as “Canada’s Festival City." Further, it is one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing cities, thanks in part to excellent affordability and a growing technology and innovation ecosystem. ZPC offers full-time, flexible hours, Monday to Friday.​

Join Us

Be a part of a team where innovation, quality, and a balanced life are not just ideals, but everyday practice. At Zero Point Cryogenics, your contribution matters in shaping the future of quantum technology. Apply now and embark on a journey of professional growth and discovery.

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