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Phasecraft is hiring!

Phasecraft is a quantum software company whose goal is to get the most out of near-term quantum computing hardware. Founded by Toby Cubitt, Ashley Montanaro and John Morton and based in Bristol and London, UK, we deploy advanced theoretical and mathematical techniques to develop quantum computing applications that significantly outperform their classical counterparts for important practical tasks. 

We're looking to hire postdoctoral-level Quantum Software Researchers and are always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates.

Job Description:

•   Undertake theoretical and/or applied research and/or software development for near-term quantum computing applications, including but not limited to work relating to our recently awarded collaborative research projects on quantum algorithms and software for materials science, modelling and simulating quantum systems, and error-mitigation

•   Help to author publications, presentations, patent applications and similar resulting from the research

•   Work collaboratively in a small team made up of full-time staff and affiliated PhD students

•   Other activities as required to support the growth and success of Phasecraft.

Location: Bristol or London

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Essential criteria:

•   PhD (or soon to receive one) in quantum information, quantum computation theory, condensed-matter theory, materials science theory or closely related field

•   Strong publication track-record in relevant discipline

•   Ability to work in a team

•   Flexibility to work across different aspects of quantum software and underpinning theory

•   Expertise in one or more of:

  - quantum information and/or computation theory

- classical techniques for modelling quantum systems, such as density functional theory

  - quantum simulation theory of various kinds (e.g. dynamical simulation, variational quantum eigensolver, analogue simulation, etc.)

  - quantum algorithm design

  - theory of condensed-matter physics or materials science

  - theory of indistinguishable quantum particles

  - quantum circuit optimisation

  - classical simulation of quantum circuits

  - coding in quantum software development environments (e.g. Cirq, OpenFermion, ProjectQ)

•   Flexibility to work on other tasks required to support the growth and success of the company.

Desirable criteria:

•   software development skills

•   enthusiasm for learning and novel research

•   excellent communication skills

How to apply:

To apply, please send a CV, including details of two referees, and covering letter by email to

For any enquiries, please contact Toby Cubitt or Ashley Montanaro at