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Oxford Ionics • Oxford, United Kingdom

Quantum Scientist (Experimental)

Employment type:  Full time

2–3 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

The future is quantum. Oxford Ionics is a high-performance quantum computing company delivering world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers to solve the world's most important problems. Quantum Computing offers a radically new way of building computers that harnesses the power of quantum physics to outperform conventional supercomputers exponentially. Using our unique trapped-ion technology, we are at the forefront of the race to unleash the real potential of quantum computing.

What to expect

We are building quantum computers based on trapped ions. We leverage laser-free quantum control methods to create fully integrated quantum processors that can be made in silicon foundries. We see quantum computing as fundamentally a game of errors, and we build our systems to achieve ultra-low gate errors at scale. Our goal is to create a quantum computer which is helpful in the NISQ regime and then take advantage of the ultra-low gate errors to create fault-tolerant machines with low QEC overhead.

What you'll be responsible for

You will design, debug, and execute experiments on our quantum hardware, analyse and present the results. This will include operations such as the transport of ions in a QCCD architecture, implementation of new gate schemes, calibrating quantum systems, and benchmarking.

Requirements

You should have a background in atomic physics, with two or more years of experience working on quantum control in a laboratory environment (academic or industry). Coding experience is important, along with the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. We value ion-trapping experience, especially with a focus on quantum information and hands-on experience with the ARTIQ ecosystem. The ideal candidate would have previous experience in one or more of the following: calibration of quantum systems, benchmarking of gate fidelities, or running quantum algorithms on local hardware.

Benefits

Oxford Ionics is at the cutting edge of quantum innovation. We need people like you with the necessary skills, vision and capability. In return, we'll recognise your engagement and excellence with a range of benefits. You'll find opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, business stock options, unlimited annual leave, flexible working hours with either hybrid or onsite working, private medical insurance for you and your family and much more.

Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Flexible working week
Share options
Relocation packages
Skilled worker visas
Pension match/increase
Health insurance – We provide comprehensive, excess-free, history-disregarded private medical insurance, offering you and your family the highest level of coverage.
Dental coverage
Life assurance
Enhanced maternity leave – We provide 26 weeks of paid new parent leave, regardless of gender or whether by birth or adoption.
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
Location
91%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
95%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
78%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
71%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
89%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
80%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
58%
Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
82%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
90%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
52%
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Oxford Ionics

Company employees

47

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

78%:20%:2%

Office locations

Oxford, United Kingdom

Funding levels

£40.0 Million

Hiring Countries

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Israel
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
United States

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