Quantum Computing Researcher | Full-Time | Toronto

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Application deadline: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Summary of Position and Responsibilities

Xanadu, a well-funded quantum computing startup located in downtown Toronto, is looking for experts in quantum error correction and fault tolerance. As part of the Xanadu Architecture Team, the main responsibility of the candidate will be to develop and extend fault-tolerant error-correcting codes for Xanadu’s quantum photonic computational platform.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to learn advanced scientific and technical concepts quickly and with minimal direction. Familiarity with quantum computing is required and with quantum optics desirable, but not essential if the candidate has strong technical skills and a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts.

Qualification and Experience

PhD in Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science
Demonstrated track-record of excellence in research

Required Knowledge and Experience

Deep knowledge of quantum error correction and fault tolerance
Experience with a design of quantum error-correcting codes
Strong mathematical skills
Self-motivated with a willingness to learn
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
High level of professionalism

Additional Skills Considered to be Assets

Knowledge of classical error correction codes
Familiarity with quantum optics
Familiarity with bosonic codes
Programming skills (Sage, Mathematica, Python and similar)
Knowledge of classical or quantum complexity theory

About Xanadu

Xanadu is a technology start-up focused on building a full-stack photonic quantum computer. With a team of top-tier researchers from all over the world leading the technical development, Xanadu’s mission is focused on building a full-stack photonic quantum computer.

Xanadu has secured a large seed funding round from world-class venture capitalists. We are always on the lookout to recruit the best-in-class talent to support the development and execution of our technology, which will drive new innovations and generate lasting global impacts.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your attached CV together with a representative article or preprint to Kamil Bradler (kamil@xanadu.ai) with the headline “Interest in Xanadu – Quantum Computing Researcher”.