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Opportunities Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin of 2020-21 research and industry opportunities in QC.

Here is a collection of opportunities spanning research projects, internships, hackathons, and more! This list is updated weekly.

Week of Apr 18, 2021

  • IBM Quantum Community Partnerships Intern role

    • Join IBM Quantum and help their team strengthen the quantum community from the first introduction to quantum through to quantum computing research and development. IBM Quantum Community Partnership Interns will have the opportunity to work on projects related to blogging, scientific and technical writing, quantum education, outreach, community events, and open-source software, among other areas of focus. The ideal candidate must be able to work with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver polished written content for quantum computing community members.
    • Application link here.
  • Undergraduate Physics Intern role at Honeywell Quantum Computing

    • Honeywell is looking for a sophomore/junior undergraduate student to join their trapped-ion experimental quantum computing effort. The ideal candidate will have basic laboratory skills, an introductory understanding of electromagnetism, and some numerical experience using python or a related programming language (Python, C++, or equivalent).
    • See application link for more details.
  • Fermilab Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Internship

    • Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SQMS Quantum Undergraduate Internship places undergraduate sophomore and junior physics and engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at the National QIS Center Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS). Students will have the opportunity to work at Fermilab and at one of the twenty SQMS partner institutions such as Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames National Lab, NASA Ames and more.
    • See link here for more details. Applications are due April 23, 2021!
  • Yale Summer Experience Award (SEA)

    • The Yale SEA (formerly, DSA) funds students up to $4000 for unpaid or underfunded summer opportunities. This award is open to all Yale undergraduate students for eligible summer experiences.
    • See Yale OCS link here for more details. Applications are due May 1, 2021!
  • Quantum Engineering Workshop: Theory & Practice

    • Register at Eventbrite link.
    • Workshop date: May 26, 2021.

Week of Apr 6, 2021

  • Developer Internship Role at qBraid

    • We are looking for a full-stack developer to work with our classical software team on our cloud-based quantum computing platforms, qBraid-learn and qBraid-research. You will work with the business team and the users to understand the needs of the customers and develop the most important features. You will also work to improve and develop more robust and scalable backend for qBraid-learn and qBraid-research.
    • Application link here. Also check out qbraid.com/careers for more opportunities!
  • Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Quantum

    • We are looking for a Software Development Engineer to build upon one of AWS’s newest services. You will develop, and test software solutions that make it easier and more feature rich for customers to experiment with and discover the value of quantum computers to their business. You must enjoy working on complex problems at the intersection of quantum computing, machine learning and computer science. Responsibilities include developing all aspects of the customer experience including new customer facing assets in our open sourced SDKs, consoles, and educational materials around quantum computing.
    • Required experience: BS degree in Physics or Computer Science, and some programming experience. Apply today at the following link.

Week of Mar 21, 2021

  • Spring School On Quantum Error Correction

    • This school is aimed at experimentalists and new theory students working in quantum information science and related fields. The goals of the school are to provide both a primer of quantum error correction and an overview of recent achievements, as well as to bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to help build a common language around quantum error correction. Speakers include: Shruti Puri, John Martinis, and Ken Brown, among others!
    • Dates: April 26-30, 2021.
    • RSVP link here. Register soon!
  • Duke STAQ Quantum Ideas Virtual Summer School

    • An NSF-funded quantum computing summer school at Duke aimed at undergraduates, graduate students, and industry participants. Some speakers include: Ken Brown, Aram Harrow, Sophia Economou, Abhinav Kandala, David McKay, and others.
    • Dates: June 7-11, 2021.
    • Registration link here. The deadline to apply is April 15!
  • QuTiP Developer Role at RIKEN Theoretical Physics Lab

    • This is a job post for a [one]-year job opportunity to work on maintaining and improving QuTiP (the Quantum Toolbox in Python). Compensation is competitive with academic community standards and will depend on the candidate experience (PhD graduate or not, etc.). The candidate will work at RIKEN, Wako campus, Japan, within the Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory (Lab head: Franco Nori, Chief Scientist).
    • Apply here. Also see link for additional details, and preferred experience, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Job Postings at Google Quantum AI

Week of Mar 7, 2021

  • Women in Quantum Summit IV

    • Register to attend the fourth Women in Quantum virtual summit. The event will feature more than a dozen noted speakers and panelists, and will offer a unique career fair to pair employers in the emerging quantum industry with women desiring or progressing in careers in quantum computing. Anyone is free to attend, and more information can be found here.
    • Dates: March 9-11, 2021.
    • RSVP link here.
  • QCHack: Yale x Stanford Quantum Coalition Hackathon

    • This is an international quantum computing hackathon hosted by quantum computing clubs at Yale and Stanford. The event includes a week of talks and tutorials from industry partners, followed by a 24-hour hacking period. Join 900+ participants from 60+ countries and register today!
    • Dates: April 10-11, 2021.
    • Registration link: https://www.qchack.io/.
  • QC40: Physics of Computation 40th Anniversary Conference

    • QC40 is a one-day virtual event that will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Physics of Computation Conference which was jointly organized by MIT and IBM, and held at the MIT campus (Endicott House) in 1981 — where Feynmann proposed the idea of using quantum computers to simulate nature!
    • Event date: May 6, 2021. Hosted online by IBM Quantum.
    • See conference website to stay informed!
  • QSC Quantum Summer School

    • The Quantum Science Center will hold a quantum summer school, which will be hosted virtually by QSC partner Purdue University, from May 17 to 21. This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral associates, including those not associated with the QSC. Information about the virtual platform will be announced at a later date.
    • Registration now open. See link here.
  • Miscellaneous Job Postings in Quantum

Week of Feb 21, 2021

  • Qubit by Qubit Diversity in Quantum Computing Conference
    • A one-day, virtual conference that brings together students, educators, tech leaders, policy-makers, and quantum researchers to discuss how we can create an inclusive and equitable quantum future.
    • This is a first-of-its-kind event for students around the world who are aspiring to enter into the rapidly-growing field of quantum computing. Students from diverse backgrounds will leave the conference feeling inspired and empowered, having relatable quantum computing role models, ideas for pursuing education and careers in quantum, and a firm belief that they belong in this field.
    • Registration link and conference details here.

Week of Feb 14, 2021

  • USRA-NASA Feynmann Quantum Academy Internship Program

    • An internship at the USRA-NASA Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center’s Advanced Supercomputing Facility introduces graduate students to scientific opportunities in quantum information sciences and trains them to do research related to the most advanced quantum computing platforms. Students will receive valuable experience working on teams, undertaking projects in advanced computing, and developing quantum and classical methods to solve problems in important application or fundamental domains. Primarily for PhD students, but accepts applications from motivated master’s or undergrad students too!
    • See program details here.
    • Applications are open all year round, for 12-24 week program.
  • Quantum Computing Hard- and Software Summer School 2021

    • A quantum computing summer school for master’s and PhD students, being held in person (COVID permitting) at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. The summer school is inviting speakers and applicants with backgrounds in quantum information theory, as well as experimental quantum hardware.
    • Dates: June 15-18, 2021.
    • Application Deadline: April 30, 2021; midnight.
    • Summer school details and application here.

Week of Feb 7, 2021

  • Yale Quantum Institute Mentoring Workshop

    • Michelle Nearon, Director of Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity, will explore the significance of mentoring in academia and professional development.
    • Date: Wednesday, Feb 10; 12pm-1pm EST.
    • See event link here.
  • Q-CTRL Webinar on Automated Closed-Loop Hardware Optimization

    • If you’re interested in getting the most out of real quantum devices, join this webinar from quantum computing startup Q-CTRL. The session will be led by Q-CTRL scientists Dr. Michael Hush and Dr. Yuval Baum, and will feature a variety of experimental case studies including demonstrations on ultra-cold atoms, quantum memories, and superconducting quantum computers.
    • Date: Thursday, Feb 18; 3pm EST.
    • Registration link here.

Week of Jan 31, 2021

  • QOSF Quantum Computing Mentorship Program
    • Hosted by the Quantum Open-Source Foundation (QOSF**), this mentorship program will help you connecting with mentors from academia & industry. You will get the chance to work on innovative open-source programming and research projects and document the results!
    • Application Deadline: Feb 7!
    • See link here.
  • See upcoming quantum computing hackathons
    • Link here. Notable events include: McMaster University Hackathon (Feb 5-7), NYU Hackathon (Feb 12-13), and Northwestern Hackathon (Feb 25-26)

Week of Jan 17, 2021

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory: Foundations of Quantum Programming (QIS301)

    • Dates: June 14th - July 9th, 2021
    • The Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) at BNL is pleased to offer a four-week, hands-on, introductory workshop to teach students fundamental quantum information science (QIS) by writing software for an actual quantum computer. Through a series of demonstrations and programming labs, students will learn how quantum algorithms, when applied to specific problem domains, can greatly outperform existing sequential and parallel computers.
    • To apply to be a volunteer peer tutor for the class, please email steven.girvin@yale.edu with a short paragraph about your qualifications and interest.
  • iQuHACK: MIT Quantum Computing Hackathon

  • See Qiskit Events page for upcoming quantum computing hackathons this year.

    • Link here.
    • Notable events include: McMaster University Hackathon (Feb 5-7), NYU Hackathon (Feb 12-13), and Northwestern Hackathon (Feb 25-26)
  • Quantum jobs/internships list: QED-C

    • See link here.
    • The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) is a consortium of stakeholders that aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry.

Week of Jan 10, 2021

  • QHack: Pennylane and Xanadu Hackathon:
    • QHack is a virtual hackathon hosted from Feb 17 to Feb 26th by Pennylane, a quantum machine learning company.
    • Sign up here.

Week of Jan 3, 2021

  • PHYS 345: Introduction to Quantum Information Processing and Communication
    • Enroll in an excellent intro to QC taught by Prof Girvin in the Spring of 2021.
    • To apply to be a peer tutor, pleas reach out directly to steven.girvin@yale.edu
  • Research opportunity in Bhattacharjee Lab:
    • Contact raghav.pothukuchi@yale.edu for more information!
    • Blurb: Our research group has a couple of exciting projects on using quantum computing to accelerate computational cognitive neuroscience. The first project involves developing quantum implementations of an attention allocation optimization problem that is central to many cognitive models. We have an initial quantum annealing implementation developed by an undergrad in the previous semester, that students could build on. The second project involves developing a quantum random walk implementation of a decision-making model. Conventionally, decision-making has been studied using drift diffusion models. For both projects, we would like to evaluate multiple implementations to understand the tradeoffs and identify the best variant(s). There is one undergrad working on this project since the last semester and we are looking for another student. It is preferable that students have a light background on quantum computing. This is a great opportunity to interact with computer scientists, cognitive neuroscientists and quantum physicists.

Week of Dec 13, 2020

  • Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP)
    • Deadline: January 15, 2021
    • Apply here.
    • Requirements: one recommendation letter, resume transcript.
  • Microsoft Quantum Internships
  • Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing at UWaterloo
    • Apply here.
    • Two week quantum camp with an option to get a stipend for summer research through the URA.
  • IBM Quantum International Internships
  • Brookhaven National Lab Internship Programs

Week of Dec 6, 2020

  • Research opportunity in Szefer group
    • Contact: jakub.szefer@yale.edu
    • Website: caslab.csl.yale.edu/~jakub
    • Blurb: * My research group focuses on computer security, including post-quantum cryptographic algorithms, but would like to work with a student to learn about the Amazon Bracket service (remote access to quantum computers). A rough project outline is: study Amazon Bracket and create a demo of how to use it, evaluate Shor’s algorithm on the quantum computers available through Amazon Bracket, and finally evaluate potentials security issues due to shared access to the quantum computer hardware. The project would be for independent study in spring, with option to continue as paid summer 2021 position in our lab.*
  • IBM Qiskit Events and Community Manager

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  1. IBM’s Q System One — still an experimental device, despite its polished looks. Credit: IBM. ↩︎

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