About The Role and Team
We are currently accepting applications for our spring internships!
This is a unique opportunity to work at the bleeding edge of technology development, developing new innovative circuits, devices and theoretical methods to tackle the engineering challenges of implementing a large-scale quantum computer in silicon.
Interns will gain research and industrial experience working with some of the brightest quantum engineers, IC engineers and quantum computing theoreticians in a fast-growing research and development environment.
Since 2021 our team has been listed every year in the “Top 100 Startups worth watching” in the EE Times
, and our technology breakthroughs have been featured in The Telegraph
and the New Statesman
. Our founders are internationally renowned researchers from UCL and Oxford University who have pioneered the development of qubits and quantum computing architectures. Our chairman is the co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation. We’re backed by a team of top-tier investors including Bosch Ventures
, Porsche SE, Oxford Sciences Innovations, INKEF Capital
and Octopus Ventures
, and we have so far raised over £62 million in equity and grant funding.
Functions of the Role
Project areas for the internships include:
- The design, validation and operation of quantum devices based on silicon (CMOS) technology
- Developing software for quantum device modelling, based on realistic device models
Interns invited to the programme will work closely with either our Quantum Hardware or Device Modelling
The Quantum Hardware team specialises in designing, validating and operating quantum processors based on silicon industrial technology. Read our recent blog post
which highlights the measurement work of one of our 2022 summer interns, and his contribution to the world-leading results.
The Device Modelling team is working to provide a predictive modelling capability that gives rapid feedback on the quantum performance of candidate quantum circuit designs.
Both teams work in close partnership with each other and the Theory and Architectures Team, which considers the architectures that could most naturally be constructed using semiconducting components and the quantum algorithms they could run.
Experience - Essentials
This programme is associated with the QCS Hub
who are supporting student internships for a current PhD student from an eligible university to undertake an internship in industry.
Eligible universities are: University of Bath
, University of Bristol
, University of Cambridge
, Cardiff University
, Durham University
, University of Edinburgh
, University of Glasgow
, Imperial College London
, University of Oxford
, Royal Holloway, University of London
, University of Sheffield
, University of Southampton
, University of Strathclyde
, University of Surrey
, University of Sussex
, University of Warwick
- When: 3 months starting on 2 January 2024 ending on 31 March 2024
- Where: Internships may be based at our London sites
- Who: We are looking for applicants who are curious, proactive, adaptable and have a passion for quantum technologies. Interns may be in the course of pursuing a PhD-level degree in the fields of Physics, Computer Science or any relevant subjects. Strong applicants will have hands-on experience, and/or have attended taught courses, in Quantum information and/or Device Modelling. Experience of working in a laboratory environment, programming (Python or Matlab), and strong mathematical and data analysis skills are all beneficial.
We also offer summer internships for masters and PhD students from other institutions for our Spring and Summer 2024 cohort. Please join our mailing list
to be kept informed about upcoming opportunities.
Experience - Desirable
Interns applying to work with the device modelling team should ideally have experience of using analytic techniques.
Quantum Motion is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, colour, religion, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, religion or any other protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Quantum Motion is a fast-growing quantum computing start-up based in London founded by internationally renowned researchers from UCL and Oxford University with over 40 years’ experience in developing qubits and quantum computing architectures. Bringing together state-of-the-art cryogenic facilities and an outstanding interdisciplinary team, we are developing quantum processors based on industrial-grade silicon chips, with the potential to radically transform computing power in areas such as materials modelling, medicine, artificial intelligence and more.