Quantum Research Scientist (Yorktown Heights, NY or San Jose, CA)

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IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Quantum Network and the Qiskit Community.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Join an elite team driving research and development of the industry’s most advanced quantum computing hardware and software. IBM has outlined an ambitious roadmap for hardware, software and capabilities all leading to quantum advantage and beyond. We are seeking talented researchers to join a team focused on stretching the reach of our processors to explore beyond-classical computation by developing and implementing new capabilities such as error mitigation. The successful candidate will have a strong background in experimental quantum computing with experience in areas such as quantum control, quantum simulation, etc. This position will involve close collaboration between theory, experiment, and software teams.

Job Duties

– Develop tests of quantum applications and algorithms, design new demonstrations for benchmarking quantum devices, and test experiments on large-scale quantum processors.
– Improve experimental performance through development of capabilities like error mitigation and dynamic circuits
– Work effectively with theorists and experimentalists to transform ideas into realizable experiments
– Advance team goals through collaborations, continuous skills growth, and knowledge sharing
– Publish papers on results in scientific journals and present work externally via talks and conferences
– Contribute software code to open source projects and internal projects for reuse

This position can be located in Yorktown Heights, NY or San Jose, CA IBM Quantum Labs.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• At least 3 years of experience in aspects of experimental quantum computing/simulation/control.
• Proven record of research and accomplishment
• Programming experience (Python preferred)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• At least 3 years of experience in aspects of experimental quantum computing/simulation/control.
• Proven record of research and accomplishment
• Programming experience (Python preferred)

About Business Unit

With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world’s most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities. Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone. It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

·12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
·World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM’s learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
·Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
·Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
·Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
·Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
·Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
·Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:MULTIPLE
    • City:Multiple Cities
    • Category:Research
    • Required Education:Doctorate Degree
    • Position Type:Professional
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Regular
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:570926BR
    • Travel Required:No Travel
    • Projected Minimum Salary:$160,130 per year
    • Projected Maximum Salary:$160,130-$268,093/year per year