Quantum Error Correction Researcher

ArchitectureFull TimeToronto, ON

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At Xanadu, we are learners, innovators, researchers, collaborators and problem solvers. We are creating something that has never been built before. Few people in their life will be able to be a part of something like this, where if we are successful, the technologies we develop will solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, and literally change the world. And that is something to be excited about!

We are looking for a talented theoretical quantum error correction researcher to work with us towards building a fault-tolerant quantum computer.

Your role and responsibilities:

  • Devise and develop new architectures for fault-tolerant photonic quantum computing.
  • Develop software tools required to implement and analyse quantum error correction protocols. 
  • Collaborate with the researchers at Xanadu (including 40+ PhDs) to tailor fault-tolerant architectures to real-world photonic devices, and to inform the development of hardware towards fault-tolerance.
  • Write patents and peer-reviewed articles reporting advances where applicable.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field with a focus on quantum error correction and fault tolerance.
  • Demonstrated combination of strong problem solving skills, high creativity and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, especially in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing priorities. 

Preferred Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest and commitment toward understanding and collaborating with theory, simulation, and experimental teams.
  • Demonstrated ability at learning new research topics.
  • Familiarity with quantum optics and continuous variables.
  • Proficiency in working with python or other modern programming language.


To build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere.


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