Commercial Project Lead, Quantum Algorithms

London or Cambridge
Science & Technology – Quantum Software /
Full-time /
This position is embedded in a team of world-class researchers focusing on quantum algorithms for both near term and future application, such as combinatorial optimization and Monte Carlo sampling, working in partnership with our clients who are some of the global leaders in the financial, manufacturing, chemical, pharma, energy and logistics industries.
As the Commercial Project Lead, Quantum Algorithms you will report directly into the division head, taking responsibility for managing and executing various research  and commercial initiatives. You will shape and drive projects through their full lifecycle, working closely with business development, marketing, finance and legal teams. 


    • Determining and implementing the overall commercial strategy for the Quantum Algorithms group.
    • Defining statements of work that include project scope, resource requirements, goals and deliverables by working closely with clients and the relevant operational and scientific teams.
    • Lead delivery of multiple scientific projects, efficiently utilising tools for the tracking and management of project tasks, activities and milestones.
    • Lead project meetings and workshops, ensuring that clear, concise agendas are set and followed, with actions recorded and followed up.
    • Planning, controlling and executing projects including risk management, change control processes and documentation.
    • Working with other project managers to improve processes and methodologies used across the organisation.
    • Organising and gathering information from across the business, giving recommendations to the scientific team.


    • MSc or Ph.D. in Data Science, Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline
    • Previous experience in a scientific project management environment, this could also be part of Ph.D. research. 

What we value:

    • 8+ years previous experience in a client facing/liaison role.
    • Experience or interest in Data Science and Quantum Computing.
    • Experience of writing proposals and project plans.
    • Comfortable with using remote collaboration tools and digital project management software. (e.g. Zoom, Slack, Trello, Jira, Confluence or similar software)
    • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form, both technical and non-technical.
    • Problem solver / get things done attitude.