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Quantum Computing Applications Researcher Yorktown Heights NY

Company name
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)

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Posted on
Oct 19, 2020

Valid Through
Feb 01, 2021

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IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the Qiskit Community.

Your Role and Responsibilities

You will be given significant autonomy and flexibility, and are expected to deliver meaningful impact to our business, customers, and the field.

Intended degree: PhD or Masters in Physics, Computer Science, or related fields, with a focus on quantum computation, quantum information, or quantum physics

Job responsibilities:

Collaborate with IBM Researchers to drive fundamental knowledge of quantum computing applications and algorithms in industry domains such as finance, optimization, machine learning, and chemistry.

Work closely with industry research partners in the IBM Q Network


: identify problems


show promise for quantum advantage, engage in join


research to develop proof-of-concept implementations of quantum solutions, and develop software implementing these solutions

Provide technical subject-matter expertise and information to the broader IBM Q team as they engage commercial entities, academic groups, and/or startups

Candidate attributes:

Ability to creatively tackle

complex problems

Ability to articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences

Highly organized with exceptional follow

up skills

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

2 plus years experience using


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience using

git and GitHub

Exposure to the Qiskit quantum programming stack

Strong verbal and written communication skills

About Business Unit

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement


Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Key Job Details






Yorktown Heights


Software Development & Support

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Position Type:


Employment Type:


Contract Type:



(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Req ID:


Travel Required:

Up to 10% or 1 day a week


Yorktown Heights, NY US

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