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PhD Quantum Research Summer Intern: 2021

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PhD Quantum Research Summer Intern: 2021

Part Time
  • Responsibilities


    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 part of a team whose mission is to prototype, test and release new technologies for the world to use. As an IBM Quantum Research Intern, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary, global team of developers, designers, researchers, and engineers to bring new features to life. If you are self-motivated, curious and love to code, we have the right opportunity for you!

    We are now accepting applications for PhD-level graduate student researchers to become IBM Quantum Research Interns in 2021, and join the journey from the fundamental science of quantum information to quantum computing research and development. IBM Quantum Research Interns will have the opportunity to focus on experiments, theory, or quantum information science . Areas of research could include s uperconducting q ubit s, q uantum c ontrol , q uantum e rror c orrection , quantum complexity theory, quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning, and quantum compilers and optimizers (among other areas).

    Graduate students from around the world with varying backgrounds and professional interests and curiosities are encouraged to apply for this unique paid internship experience. The IBM Quantum internship program will connect you with other students, university programs, IBM Q Network organizations, and the quantum computing community. From contributing to the open-source Qiskit framework, to fundamental research in quantum computing, to helping people understand the relevance of quantum computing, IBM Quantum interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences essential for future professional opportunities as well as continued studies. IBM Quantum interns will have the opportunity to:

    • Learn how companies conduct quantum computing research
    • Work on meaningful problems in the field of quantum computing
    • Receive mentorship from IBM researchers and others
    • Collaborate with peers working in the field of quantum computing
    • Get access to state-of-the-art quantum processors and devices at IBM
    • Gain a broad experience in quantum research, from fundamental to applied
    • Get exposure to the wide range of research happening at IBM
    • Receive training on Qiskit and mentorship on contributing to open source

    Candidates currently enrolled in PhD programs are encouraged to apply. United States 2021 intern researchers will work out of one of the IBM Research labs in either Yorktown Heights, New York or San Jose, California for up to twelve weeks from June through August (housing or housing stipend, transportation, and some meals will be provided) . Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss specific location, timing , and academic calendars as part of the application process. Depending on the role, some travel may be involved to IBM Q Network and IBM Quantum events such as Qiskit Camp.

    LOCATION STATEMENT United States 2021 IBM Quantum interns will work out of one of the IBM Research labs in either Yorktown Heights, New York or San Jose, California

  • Qualifications

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Experience in a graduate or undergraduate program related to quantum computing or other applicable area of study
    • Coursework or projects in quantum information, computation, or algorithms
    • Research experience in an area of study related to quantum computing, engineering, software development, or other applicable area

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Experience with the Python programming language
    • Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework
    • Participation in the Qiskit Advocates Program

    About Business Unit

    With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

    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 and apply 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, together.

    Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever with the best team ever.

    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.

    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

    IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

    Key Job Details

    • Country: US
    • State: MULTIPLE
    • Category: Software Development & Support
    • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
    • Position Type: Intern
    • Employment Type: Full-time OR Part-time
    • Contract Type: Internship
    • Company: (0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID: 326082BR
  • Industry
    Information Technology and Services
  • About Us

    At IBM, work is more than a job–it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible.