QAI/QNLP Research Scientist

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    December 6, 2021
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Cambridge Quantum Computing

Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is a global leader in quantum computing. Our software helps our partners, collaborators, and clients to solve the most difficult problems in their industries through quantum computing. Our focus is in the areas of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithms and quantum encryption.

QAI/QNLP Research Scientist

CQ is looking for a talented scientist to join a highly interdisciplinary research team based in Oxford, working on Quantum NLP, and more generally Quantum AI. The main focus of the role is the development of novel quantum as well as quantum-inspired quantum algorithms. A key part of the position is the identification of quantum advantage in the NISQ or FT regimes. The successful candidate will be fluent in the theory of quantum computation and quantum algorithms with a good research track record and will have a good grasp of the software libraries enabling the implementation of quantum algorithms on existing QCs. This is your chance to work with leading recognised scientists and contribute in a pivotal role to the cutting edge research being undertaken.


  • Ph.D. in Quantum Algorithms, or related (mathematics, physics, computer science)
  • Knowledge of (quantum) complexity theory
  • Good software coding skills
  • Familiarity with quantum resource estimation
  • Our approach embraces the paradigm of compositionality, so familiarity with CT is a good bonus.
  • Knowledge of linguistics and formal language theory.
  • Familiarity with computational linguistics and modern methods of NLP
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning, approaches to AI.

What is in it for you?

Working alongside a highly talented team, with leading names in the quantum computing industry. We offer a highly competitive package including equity participation, 28 day’s paid annual leave, a workplace pension and a positive approach to flexible working.

About Us:

Founded in 2014, CQ operates at the very core of quantum computing and is backed by some of the world’s leading partners with strong domain expertise including IBM, Honeywell and JSR Corp. Our core focus is in quantum software and enterprise applications in the area of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, and quantum encryption. With over 150 professionals, CQ has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 100 scientists, of which over 70 are Ph.D. holders. CQ has a “Science Led; Enterprise Driven” approach and built a tier one ecosystem of customers, investors, and partners including IBM, Honeywell, JSR Corp, Total, Nippon Steel, and many other Fortune 500 companies. We are in the process of expanding our operations significantly across our offices in Cambridge (U.K.), Oxford, London, Washington, DC, and Tokyo.

In June 2021, CQ announced a merger with Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS), a Honeywell business unit and maker of the highest performing quantum computer currently available. Honeywell has been an investor in and commercial partner with Cambridge Quantum since 2019. The deal is intended to close in Q4 this calendar year and is subject to the satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions.

Please note that employment at CQ is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks.
CQ is an inclusive equal opportunity employer.