CMC seeks a Scientific Staff – Quantum Computing

CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit organization, that currently supports a network of over 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in advanced technologies in Canada, invites you to come and grow with us! CMC is a member of the IBM Quantum Hub at PINQ2, Sherbrooke, Quebec – the first in Canada. IBM Quantum Hubs are regional centers for quantum computing research, development and implementation that provide members with cloud-based access to IBM’s exclusive quantum computing capability. By joining CMC’s Quantum Technologies Team, you will be part of a diverse team whose mission is to democratize access to quantum technologies to the Canadian quantum ecosystem.

We are looking for individuals with strong background in quantum computing in a research environment at the intersection of academia and private enterprise. This work directly involves industrial and academic partners advancing innovative research projects. If you are a passionate quantum software developer and would like to join our team and collaborate with our partners to lead in the development of quantum computing, please review our requirements to see if your skills, drive and experience are a match.

As a Staff Scientist, Quantum Computing, you will play a vital role in the development of quantum algorithm solutions and activities to train industrial and academics partners. You will need to demonstrate the ability to provide scientific solutions for academic and industrial challenges in various fields: biology, chemistry, finance, machine learning, physics, among others. You must be able to create good working relationships with researchers from different technical fields, as well as with scientists and managers from industrial sectors.


• Work with customers to conceptualize and implement quantum computing solutions using CMC’s quantum computing capabilities
• Ensure delivery of high-quality projects to clients
• Lead researchers projects and work with team members to support CMC’s activities and customers
• Provide documentation, train, and support users on a quantum computing platform
• Participate in outreach efforts including for various presentations, scientific and outreach events, networking within the quantum community
• Participate in the grant writing process for projects when required


• Experience with one or more quantum programming languages Qiskit, Pennylane, Cirq, Forest, etc
• Experience with one or more classical programming languages Python, C/C++, Julia, etc
• Experience with Qiskit pulse is an asset
• Experience interacting with various members of a research group and the ability to communicate clearly with specialists and non-specialists
• Self-motivated, proactive, rigorous, independent, dynamic, and curious individual with excellent organizational skills who is passionate about quantum computing    
• Have very good knowledge of spoken and written English; French is an asset
• Have the ability to write clear, structured, and concise documents
• Be willing to work flexible hours during peak periods, availability for occasional travel


• Hold a masters or PhD in physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or any other relevant field with a solid background in quantum physics, quantum computing, and/or machine learning and/or high-performance computing.
• Minimum 2 years of experience with proven track record of development of quantum algorithms.
• Development of quantum algorithms in an industry setting is an asset.
• Qiskit Certificate and participation in the Qiskit advocate program are an asset.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a cover letter and a resume that includes a list of relevant contributions (e.g., research articles, GitHub codes, etc.) to field of quantum computing to Sue Publicover at:

CMC Microsystems® works with researchers and industry across Canada providing access to world-class tools, technologies, expertise and industrial capabilities for designing, prototyping and manufacturing innovations in microsystems and nanotechnologies. CMC reduces the barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies

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