Quantum Machine Learning Internship
London, Victoria /
Internships / Students – Internships/Students /
Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is a global leader in quantum computing. Our software helps our partners, collaborators, and clients to solve the most difficult problems in their industries through quantum computing. Our focus is in the areas of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithms and quantum encryption.
Cambridge Quantum Computing limited (CQC) is looking for an intern that will be embedded in its Machine Learning and Quantum Algorithm team. The successful candidate will be contributing to the team’s effort to produce publication-grade research in topics related to parameterized quantum circuits and variational algorithms (see  for a review of the topics). Implementation on existing quantum computers and identification of suitable use cases will be also part of the role.
The candidates will be MSc graduates or PhD students in a STEM discipline. The ideal candidates are familiar with machine learning, in particular with probabilistic graphical models and artificial neural networks. Knowledge of quantum computation is desirable. The candidates should be proficient with a modern scientific programming language, and should be accustomed to reading scientific articles.
Sponsorship and benefits
The internship is fully sponsored by CQC for a period of 3 months with possible extension to 6 months. CQC has a strong industrial positioning and will provide the unique opportunity to access quantum computing facilities, which include state-of-the-art quantum computers.
 Benedetti et al., Parameterized quantum circuits as machine learning models, https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-9565/ab4eb5 (2019)
What is in it for you?
We offer an amazing opportunity to join a world leading quantum computing company. You will be working alongside a highly talented team, with world leading names in the quantum computing industry. We offer a highly competitive package, which includes 28 days holidays, a workplace pension and we have a positive approach to flexible working.
Founded in 2014, CQ operates at the very core of quantum computing and is backed by some of the world’s leading partners with strong domain expertise including IBM, Honeywell and JSR Corp. Our core focus is in quantum software and enterprise applications in the area of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, and quantum encryption. With over 180 professionals, CQ has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 120 scientists, of which over 85 are Ph.D. holders. CQ has a “Science Led; Enterprise Driven” approach and built a tier one ecosystem of customers, investors, and partners including IBM, Honeywell, JSR Corp, Total, Nippon Steel, and many other Fortune 500 companies. We are in the process of expanding our operations significantly across our offices in Cambridge (U.K.), Oxford, London, Washington, DC, and Tokyo.
Quantinuum is the combination of Cambridge Quantum with Honeywell Quantum Solutions, structured to drive the future of quantum computing. By uniting best-in-class software and enabling tools with the best-performing quantum computers, we are delivering on the potential of quantum technology today. We aim to be a center of gravity for quantum computing, supporting collaboration across the ecosystem.
Science led, enterprise driven. Driven to Discover the Future
The combined company has a team of nearly 400 people. Among them you'll find the world's leading quantum computing hardware and software experts. Not only are they driven to discover the future, but they are also committed to change the world for the better.
Please note that employment with us is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks.
We are an inclusive equal opportunity employer.