Quantum Error Correction Researcher

Cambridge, UK
Job type
Full Time
Contract length

About Us

Cambridge, UK | Full-time | Permanent | Salary: DOE

Riverlane 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.

About the role

You will join our research team working on quantum error correction. Research projects include developing and implementing fast decoding algorithms for quantum error correction, designing novel quantum codes for different hardware architectures, and design of protocols for executing fault-tolerant quantum logic.

What you will do

  • Read and discuss academic papers with your teammates, identifying the most important and scalable results
  • Learn about new approaches to quantum error correction, coming up with new codes or decoders algorithms, or modifying existing ideas as a result
  • Work with some of the world’s leading hardware groups and best to perform scalable error correction on their devices
  • Help develop and implement Riverlane’s cutting edge error correction products
  • Build Riverlane’s international standing through writing papers and presenting results at conferences as appropriate
  • Help develop research and business development proposals to win external funding

What we need

  • PhD in quantum technologies or quantum information theory
  • Evidence of creative, high-quality academic work
  • 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
  • Passion for translating academic expertise into an applied industrial setting.

Even better if you have

  • A research track record on quantum error correction.
  • Programming experience
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How to apply

Please upload a CV and covering letter by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Your covering letter should explain why you are applying for the job and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.

If you have any queries, please contact jobs@riverlane.com.

 Everyone is welcome at Riverlane. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from eligible and suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity/paternity.

 If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, please let us know. We will be happy to help.