Business Administration Associate- Japan スタートアップアドミニストレーション・アソシエイト

Tokyo /
Professional Services – Executive Office /
Location:  Office in Otemachi Tokyo, Japan (with flexibility to work remotely)

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.

Business Administration Associate- Japan スタートアップアドミニストレーション・アソシエイト 
Office in Otemachi Tokyo, Japan (with flexibility to work remotely under COVID-19)
Our Japan team, based in Tokyo, is scaling this year with a number of new positions created to support the region in both our client-facing and scientific Quantum Software development teams. There is significant interest in quantum technologies in Japan. CQ has established relationships in Japan with such scientific innovators as Nippon Steel and JSR, as well as globally with Total SA (petrochemical), Roche (pharmaceutical), and many others. More information can be found here: 
In Japan, CQ has already fostered associations with the key quantum venues in Industrial, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences, Financial Services verticals and has close connections with leading Universities. Our work is focused on long-term and meaningful research collaborations, to bring about the most impactful application of emerging quantum computing technology to the industry.
About the role
CQ activities are, in every aspect, part of a technology that will bring tremendous benefits to the world. The role will mean working with and supporting a group of exceptionally talented people. The entrepreneurial atmosphere at CQ means that achievements are always acknowledged and rewarded.
The Business Administration Associate will be responsible for handling daily finance, accounting, HR, public relations, external relations, legal, translation, and IT matters. Also ensuring CQ is compliant with all regulatory matters. As CQ is a growing company, this role will also help oversee other aspects of daily operations, and contribute to evaluating and driving new processes.
The candidate will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and be especially capable in managing relationships (internally and externally). We are looking for a candidate who is dynamic & energetic. This role would suit a growing business analyst looking to leverage their previous experience, but is also eager to acquire new skills through extensive interaction with colleagues from around the world - and be on the cutting edge of scientific discovery and technology.

Key Responsibilities: Supporting CQ activities in Japan/APAC, you will:

    • Supporting CQ activities in Japan/APAC, you will: CQ Japanの日本国内およびAPAC地域における業務に関して、以下のような仕事を行っていただきます。
    • Handle day-to-day finance, accounting, HR, public relation, external relations, legal, translation, and IT, ensuring compliance on all regulatory matters
    • 日常業務上発生する財務、経理、人事、広報、社外関係、法務、翻訳、ITを含む運用全般に対して対処
    • Help to scale the company by working with Human Resources to recruit, develop and retain skilled talent, 英国本社人事部門とともに人材採用・育成に貢献し、事業拡大に貢献
    • Translate press release and presentation materials from English to Japanese , プレスリリースやプレゼンテーション資料の英日翻訳
    • Be flexible and adaptable to take on new topics as the business grows, ビジネスの成長に合わせて柔軟に新しいトピックに取り組み、新しいスキルの習得にも積極的に取り組む

What You’ll Need:

    • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion for ownership of results, 新事業に対するチャレンジ精神、目標達成に対して責任感があること
    • Native-level Japanese (For translation, we place a particular emphasis on especially excellent Japanese writing skills), 日本語がネイティブレベルであること(翻訳作業に関し、特に優れた日本語の文章力を重視します)
    • Strong business-level written and spoken English, 英語がビジネスレベル以上であること
    • Excited about technology / Quantum Computing, テクノロジー、量子コンピュータに興味関心があること


    • Have experience to translate written English to Japanese
    • Have experience of administration
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 including equity participation, a positive approach to flexible working,
health insurance, commuting allowance, enhanced holidays and incentive schemes.

About Us:
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 150 professionals, CQ has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 100 scientists, of which over 70 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.

In June 2021, CQ announced a merger with Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS), a Honeywell business unit and maker of the highest performing quantum computer currently available. Honeywell has been an investor in and commercial partner with Cambridge Quantum since 2019. The deal is intended to close in Q4 this calendar year and is subject to the satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions.

Please note that employment at CQ is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks.
CQ is an inclusive equal opportunity employer