Quantum Information Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Massy

Website quandela Quandela

Quandela is dedicated to the development of photonic technologies for the quantum computing era

About Quandela

Quandela is dedicated to the development of photonic technologies for the quantum computing era, and to the utilisation of this technology to bring about a paradigm shift in tackling real-world computational and communicational challenges in ways that classical computers cannot. Founded in 2017 to commercialise its ground-breaking quantum light sources, Quandela components can now be found at the heart of quantum computing initiatives being developed by partner companies and research groups around the world. Our focus also encompasses the development of our own quantum computing platform and the in-house R&D of algorithms, protocols and applications for which our photonic technologies provide quantum advantage. Quandela has a diverse, international team combining leading scientists in the fields of optics, semiconductor nanotechnologies, the foundations of quantum theory, quantum information theory and quantum computing, based at our facilities in Palaiseau and Massy in the Paris region.

The Role

Quandela is seeking a full-time research scientist to work on the development of quantum algorithms, protocols and applications for implementation on photonic platforms. You will be working with Dr Shane Mansfield in a growing team based at Quandela’s new facilities in the “Qampus” of quantum startups at Massy (a 30-minute train ride from central Paris). The objectives are the development and tailoring of protocols for quantum information, computing and communication tasks for implementation on realistic near-term hardware. Key focus will be on exploring their utility for obtaining quantum speedups and advantages, the design of optimal photonic implementations, and integration with quantum computing software. This is an opportunity to make an impact on early applications of quantum information technology to “real-world” challenges. While this is a theory role it will involve interactions with experimentalists and laboratory teams. It will also involve participation in collaborations with partner companies and academic research groups both locally and internationally.

Key Requirements

  • Candidates should hold (or expect to soon obtain) a doctorate in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • Top-level publications in at least one of the following areas: quantum computing, quantum information, quantum optics, quantum foundations, theoretical computer science
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and research effectively both independently and within teams.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with interdisciplinary research
  • Expertise in more than one of the key topics
  • Programming knowledge and experience

To apply for this job please visit quandela.com.