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Zapata Computing

Quantum Applications Scientist

R&D · Boston, Massachusetts
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time

About Zapata

Zapata Computing, Inc. is a quantum software, services and applications company with a mission to accelerate the quantum revolution. We are developing quantum algorithms to solve critical problems across a wide range of industries. Zapata’s quantum platform Orquestra™ (launching Q1 2020) combines a powerful software platform and quantum algorithm libraries to deliver real-world solutions across a full range of classical and quantum technologies.

 We are committed to creating an environment that accelerates our researchers’ growth and positive impact in the world. Research here is fast-paced, highly collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. Our world-class quantum scientists, researchers and programmers are creative, curious, communicative, and resourceful problem solvers with a revolutionary mindset.


About the Role

Zapata Computing seeks outstanding scientists with backgrounds in physics, biology, quantum chemistry, materials science, bioinformatics, quantitative finance, or other related areas. As a quantum applications scientist, you will discover and develop industry applications for quantum computing. You will engage with industry partners to devise innovative quantum computing solutions for challenging problems in collaboration with Zapata quantum software engineers. You will then gather and analyze data on the proposed solution to assess its performance and applicability.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Use Zapata computing software platform to implement code for the above mathematical models.
  • Author scientific papers, patents or technical reports with colleagues.
  • Develop and test code associated to algorithmic developments tailored for near-term quantum devices.
  • Other related responsibilities as needed.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Record of creative, high-quality work​ represented by peer reviewed publications, patents, or code repositories
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills​
  • Excellent mathematical and computational skills in a scientific discipline​
  • BS in related field area plus 3 years of relevant academic or industry experience

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Prefer Ph.D. in a STEM field​ or MS with 1 year of relevant industry experience
  • Track record of developing novel computational or analytical tools ​
  • Experience with or exposure to quantum computing​

Zapata is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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