Staff Scientist, Quantum Computing

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CMC is a member of the IBM Quantum Hub at Institut quantique in Sherbrooke, Quebec. 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. CMC also works with many other quantum computing companies in Canada such as Xanadu and D-Wave. In addition, quantum hardware services are being added to CMC’s portfolio.

We are looking for individuals with experience 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.


The successful candidate will participate in the development of quantum algorithms solutions that can be processed by CMC’s quantum computing capabilities, as well as the application of these algorithms to solve specific research problems for our members. The individual will have to demonstrate the ability to connect scientific solutions with academic and industrial challenges in various fields: biology, chemistry, finance, machine learning, physics, etc. The candidate must therefore 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 costumers to conceptualize and implement quantum computing solutions using CMC’s quantum computing capabilities
  • Provide documentation and train new users on a quantum computing platform
  • Participate in outreach efforts including for various presentations, scientific and outreach events, networking within the Canadian and International quantum community
  • Interact with different Technology Teams to support CMC’s activities and customers
  • 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 or quantum hardware theory/experiment is an asset
  • Experience interacting with various members of a research group and the ability to communicate clearly with specialists and non-specialists
  • Demonstrate rigor, autonomy, dynamism, curiosity. and good organizational skills
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English; French is an asset
  • Able to write clear, structured, and concise documents
  • Demonstrate leadership in project management and supervision of students and interns
  • Being proactive in seeking out novel opportunities and solutions
  • Be willing to work flexible hours during peak periods, availability for occasional travel


  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in physics or 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.

If you are interested applying for this opportunity, 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:

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