Quantum Research Scientist - Circuit Synthesis

Munich /
Science & Technology – Quantum Software & Algorithms /
Full-time
For our Munich-based team, we are looking for a Quantum Research Scientist in the area of synthesis and optimisation of quantum circuits. This is a full-time position.

In the quantum computing race, new qubit technologies are emerging at an accelerating rate. The key challenge of compilation is the mapping of a desired computation into operations available on a physical device. Generally, finding the optimal such decomposition is a hard optimization problem. Its solution requires heuristic compilation strategies and those strategies need to be reconsidered with each new quantum processor.

Quantinuum Germany is collaborating with a quantum hardware firm to create a hardware-aware compiler for a new quantum computing architecture. You will be the Lead Scientist on that project. We have an academic culture, with flexible work hours and time to develop your own ideas. You will work in a group of scientists with a diverse range of expertise and help our developer team with implementing your ideas. You will disseminate your results by publishing and giving talks. Your contribution will be an important step in our pursuit of industrially useful quantum advantage.

Key Requirements

    • A PhD or MSc with research experience in a quantitative subject (e.g., physics, mathematics, computer science)
    • Expert knowledge of quantum circuit synthesis and optimization
    • Professional and conscientious attitude and the ability to work with teams across disciplines and organizations.

Desirable Skills

    • Familiarity with Python
    • Physical understanding of quantum computing architectures, particularly ion traps
What is in it for you?
Working alongside a highly talented team with leading names in the quantum computing industry. We offer a highly competitive package, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays and a positive approach to flexible working.

About Us:

Science Led and Enterprise Driven. 

Our team of scientists is leading the way in the development of quantum computing. The world’s largest integrated quantum computing company, we united Cambridge Quantum’s advanced software development with Honeywell Quantum Solutions’ high-fidelity hardware to accelerate quantum computing. With full-stack technology, we’re scaling quantum computing and developing applications to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We could be even better with you!

At Quantinuum, we believe quantum information systems will revolutionize the way we work and live. We are leading the way by helping our customers develop quantum-enabled solutions that provide a competitive-edge in their markets. 

We’re hiring the world’s best talent to make it happen. Join us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErQOKNC2O38  

Please note that employment with us is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks. We are an inclusive equal opportunity employer. You will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.