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High Performance Trapped Ion Quantum Computing

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.


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.


What you’ll need

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.


So why us? 

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 remote, hybrid or onsite working, private medical insurance for you and your family and much more.


Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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