IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the Qiskit Community.
You will be part of a team whose mission is to prototype, test and release new technologies for the world to use. As an IBM Quantum Researcher, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary, global team of developers, designers, researchers, and engineers to bring new features to life. If you are self-motivated, curious and love to code, we have the right opportunity for you!
Your Role and Responsibilities
We are seeking Research Scientist candidates with demonstrated publication records to join the IBM Quantum team in 2021, and contribute to the journey from the fundamental science of quantum information to quantum computing research and development. IBM Quantum Researchers will have the opportunity to focus on experiments, theory, or quantum information science. Areas of research could include superconducting qubits, quantum control, quantum error correction, quantum complexity theory, quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning, and quantum compilers and optimizers (among other areas).
IBM Quantum Researchers will have the opportunity to:
- Work on meaningful problems in the field of quantum computing
- Collaborate with peers in many disciplines working in the field of quantum computing
- Get access to state-of-the-art quantum processors and devices at IBM
- Gain a broad experience in quantum research, from fundamental to applied
- Get exposure to the wide range of research happening at IBM
Candidates from around the world with varying backgrounds and interests are encouraged to apply for this position. United States researchers will work out of one of the IBM Research labs in either Yorktown Heights, New York or San Jose, California. Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss specific location and timing as part of the application process.
Locations for this role include one of the IBM Research labs in either Yorktown Heights, New York or San Jose, California.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Experience in a graduate program related to quantum computing or other applicable area of study
- Coursework or projects in quantum information, computation, or algorithms
- Research experience in an area of study related to quantum computing, engineering, software development, or other applicable area
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Experience with the Python programming language
- Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework
- Participation in the Qiskit Advocates Program
About Business Unit
With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world’s most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
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