Computational Scientist

Your Role

1QBit is looking for an expert in computational science and operations research to work on theoretical and experimental aspects of emerging analog and quantum-inspired devices. Our R&D team is interested to hear from high caliber scientists who are excited to contribute to the various layers of the full stack of computing. 1QBit collaborates with its hardware partners, employing its expertise in classical, applied, and quantum computing to develop technologies that will enable scalable and applicable quantum computing.

This position offers remote working within Canada. Salary Range: \$96K to \$132K.

What You’ll Do

  • Work alongside academic, industry, and government partners to co-design algorithms and their hardware implementations to solve challenging optimization problems
  • Design problem-specific algorithms and heuristics, and benchmark it on simulated and custom hardware
  • Take part in generating and presenting reports, drafting patents, authoring publications, and attending conferences

What You’ll Bring

Members of our team bring a confluence of personality, skills, and intent that contributes to their individual development and our collective growth as an organization. The knowledge and mindset you will bring to our team include the following:

  • Masters or PhD in operations research, physics, computer science, mathematics, or electrical engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in solving complex optimization problems using state-of-the-art software and hardware solvers(e.g., Gurobi, DWave, Digital Annealers)
  • Experience in modeling, benchmarking, and solving real-world industry problems (e.g., SAT, error-correcting codes, logistics, decoding cryptosystems, MIMO detection)
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, Rust, C/C++)
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with team members with diverse backgrounds
  • Research independence: the ability to take responsibility and initiative to conduct your research working towards the team’s common goal

Good to have

  • A strong research track record in computational physics, operations research, mathematical programming, large-scale optimization, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and top-tier conference presentations
  • Familiarity with:
  • Non-convex optimization techniques, including local search, Monte Carlo methods
  • Metaheuristics, such as simulated annealing, parallel tempering, genetic algorithms
  • QUBO formulation of optimization problems and other hardware-friendly formulations such as Ising or HNN
  • Statistical learning methods for solving complex problems
  • A passion for quantum computing

About 1QBit

1QBit is a global leader in advanced computing, with innovation hubs located in Vancouver, and Waterloo. Along with its partners, 1QBit takes on computationally intensive problems across a variety of fields, including advanced materials, the life sciences, energy, and finance. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and top research institutions, 1QBit develops novel solutions by building on its broad expertise in hardware innovation, quantum computing, and commercial application development. 1QBit offers unique deep-tech career opportunities through advanced internships, full-time positions, and a steadfast investment in our team’s expertise. Working at 1QBit means applying your thinking and skills to tackle exciting and relevant challenges.


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