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Quantum Computing: Applied Algorithm Researcher

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Other

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Applied Algorithm Researcher to work with our world leading atom-based quantum computing team. This position is funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Limited (SQC), an Australian Research and Development company with a focused goal of making quantum computers a reality. SQC is co-located at UNSW Sydney with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T or Centre), one of Australia’s elite research organisations conducting globally-leading research in atomic electronics and quantum computing with the specific aim of building a quantum computer based on atom-qubits in silicon.

SQC is expanding and seeking an Applied Algorithm Researcher to work closely with senior hardware, software and processing engineers to realise algorithms run on silicon-based quantum processors.

This is a prestigious position within a dynamic and highly collaborative research and development environment. The successful applicant will join the world-leading team led by Professor Michelle Simmons, who has an international reputation for pioneering radical new atomic scale fabrication technology. The group is poised to scale to 10-qubit architectures by 2023 and 100-qubit architectures within the decade.

About the role

  • $110K - $153K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


  • Silicon Quantum Computing is a well-funded company with a unique mix of government, university, and corporate investors – including Federal Government, CBA, Telstra, NSW Government and UNSW Sydney.
  • SQC is seeking to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology – technology that has the potential to have a global impact when realised.
  • SQC’s technologies build on 20 years of world-leading research by the Centre and include the development of novel fabrication and advanced measurement techniques towards a quantum processor based in silicon.
  • These roles and the Company are co-located with the headquarters of the Centre at UNSW Sydney.

This prestigious R&D position will provide an ambitious researcher with a globally unique opportunity to develop and analyse quantum information algorithms and translate into hardware and software implementation requirements on a silicon-based quantum computer.

The research includes the implementation of quantum and quantum-classical hybrid algorithms for solving fundamental and real-world problems. The successful applicant will have a record of creative work in areas including the realisation of quantum algorithms on NISQ computers.

The Applied Algorithm Researcher will report to Professor Michelle Simmons and work alongside other staff and students funded by SQC as well as the Centre and may assist where necessary with the supervision of other team members. This position provides a unique opportunity to work within a truly multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the very forefront of quantum computing internationally.

Sam Gorman
Applications close: August 20th, 2021

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