Quantum scientist in algorithms & applications

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Riverlane (Cambridge, UK) is the world’s first quantum engineering company. We are hardware obsessed, qubit agile and commercially driven. We’re a passionate team collaboratively tackling some of humanity’s biggest opportunities, from climate change to materials science and new drug discovery.

You will join our cross-disciplinary team of software developers, mathematicians, quantum information theorists, computational chemists and physicists – all world experts in their fields. Our collaborative, close-knit team has a track record of delivering high-quality R&D across the full quantum stack. As a growing company, you will have the freedom to think independently and creatively, as well as contribute to Riverlane’s business development.

You will join the interdisciplinary Discover research team, developing algorithms and research code for relevant applications for quantum computers, with a focus on quantum chemistry and solving of linear equations using quantum algorithms. Collaborating and communicating with end-users from academia and industry will be an important part of the role.

As a quantum scientist on the Discover team, your input into how quantum computers will be able to solve problems will be central to the success of the team. You will have the opportunity to work across our product portfolio and will be able to contribute to and lead projects as appropriate, pursuing work which best matches your ability and interest whilst developing your knowledge and skills.

- Conduct research, develop algorithms, and write software for quantum computing applications
- Communicate results in the form of discussions and presentations to other team members and partners
- Build expertise in the field of quantum computing through discussions with colleagues, reading relevant literature and gaining practical experience
- Contribute to Riverlane’s international standing through writing scientific papers and presenting results at conferences as appropriate
- Interact and work with a wide range of academic and industry partners
- Use your knowledge about academic and commercial challenges to shape the research direction of the team
- Help develop research and business development proposals to win external funding
- Engage with the wider community through writing blogs and developing demonstrations

- PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in a subject related to either quantum information, theoretical physics, quantum chemistry, computer science or mathematics.
- Evidence of creative, high-quality academic work
- Good programming skills, with a proven capability of understanding technical material and translating it into code
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a track record of communicating scientific results to colleagues and other audiences
- Experience working both independently and in a research team
- Desire to learn, with a capacity both to lead and follow

Apply here: https://www.riverlane.com/vacancy/quantum-scientist/