Cambridge, UK | Full-time | Permanent
Riverlane is a research-led start-up that builds ground-breaking algorithms and software to unleash the predictive power of quantum computing. Backed by leading venture capital funds and the University of Cambridge, we work together with visionary chemical, pharmaceutical and materials companies to develop billion-dollar applications using quantum advantage.
You will join our cross-disciplinary team of software developers, mathematicians, quantum information theorists, computational chemists and computational 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 an early stage start-up, you will have the freedom to think independently and creatively, as well as contribute to Riverlane’s business development.
We offer a competitive benefits package, including equity options, and will cover the cost of getting you to Cambridge.
About the role
You will join our research team, developing algorithms and research code at the intersection of innovative theory and practical implementation. Collaborating with end-users from academia and industry, your work will make quantum computers useful for real-world problems. You will have the opportunity to work across our product portfolio and will be able to contribute to and lead projects as appropriate, pursuing work which best matches your ability and interest whilst developing your knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of quantum computing is not required as training will be given.
What you will do
- Build expertise in the field of quantum computing through discussions with colleagues, reading relevant literature and gaining practical experience
- Research, devise and develop algorithms and software to enhance Riverlane’s capabilities
- Analyse experimental data and communicate results in the form of discussions and reports to other team members and clients
- Build Riverlane’s international standing through writing papers and presenting results at conferences as appropriate
- Contribute to the business development and strategic direction of the company
What we need
- PhD in a highly numerate subject, such as a science, mathematics, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience in industry
- Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Strong ability in mathematics and computer programming
- Proven capability of understanding technical material and translating it into code
- 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
How to apply
Please upload a CV and covering letter. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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