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IBM Research Scientist - Quantum in Hursley, United Kingdom


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 Quantum Network and the Qiskit Community.

We seek a Research Scientist with a strong track record in Quantum Computing, Quantum Chemistry or in Quantum Simulation to join IBM Research UK.

The work location for this role is the IBM Hursley Lab outside Winchester. IBM has a hybrid work model with 3 days onsite expected.

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are looking to hire a Research Scientist to join our Quantum Computing Group focussed in the area of Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Simulation.

The ideal candidate would have a PhD degree in theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field and would have research experience in quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum chemistry, quantum information or related areas.

This job entails both a high degree of autonomy and the expectation to collaborate with others in a research and development environment through the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation and its clients. Candidates are expected to publish and present high-impact results and to work closely with other members of the team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • PhD degree in theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field.

  • Experience in quantum computational methods for chemistry or material science, quantum simulation, quantum information, or quantum algorithms.

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals.

  • Experience programming in Python.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Several year's experience in quantum computational methods for chemistry or material science, quantum simulation, quantum information, or quantum algorithms

  • Several year's experience programming in Python.

  • Experience with Qiskit.

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