Quantum Research Scientist
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Location: Remote or Chicago, IL In-person preferred.About qBraid:qBraid is at the frontier of quantum computing, providing a singular platform for seamless access to quantum software and hardware. Our cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE), specifically optimized for quantum applications, enables deployment in diverse domains including chemistry and travel optimization. By furnishing an end-to-end quantum experience, we aim to expedite quantum computing evolution.The Role:We are on the lookout for a Quantum Research Scientist who possesses a substantial understanding of quantum algorithms and is enthusiastic about implementing key quantum algorithms to address critical challenges in the field. Your inventive approach to coding will be instrumental in building hardware-optimized quantum circuits, thereby contributing significantly to our core mission. A collaborative spirit and the capability to work autonomously as well as harmoniously within a team are traits we value immensely.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline.
- Proficiency with the quantum computing stack including applications, compilers, circuits, algorithms, and pulses.
- Strong skills in Python and object-oriented programming.
- Experience with scientific programming frameworks in Python.
- Familiarity with open-source quantum software packages such as Qiskit, Cirq, Amazon Braket, Pennylane, or pyQuil.
- Adherence to software engineering best practices including testing, continuous integration, version control, documentation, and code review.
- Excellent self-motivation, with the ability to operate independently and collaboratively on intricate projects in a dynamic environment.
- Robust written and verbal communication skills.
- Master’s or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline.
- Demonstrated expertise in software architecture development.
- In-depth knowledge in quantum computing, evidenced by field experience, extensive coursework, thesis work, or peer-reviewed publications.
- Familiarity with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) algorithms, including VQE and QAOA.
- Familiarity with common error mitigation techniques like zero-noise extrapolation (ZNE) and probabilistic error cancellation (PEC) as well as understanding of error correction.
- Experience utilizing HPC resources within research projects, including the usage of GPU-acceleration.
- Experience in open-source software development.
- Unlimited Paid Time Off.
- Professional development support.
- Equity-based compensation.
- Comprehensive healthcare, 401k, and paid lunches.