Quantum Error Correction Researcher

Company Description

BEIT is a quantum computing algorithms startup founded by a team of ex-Google engineers and directors. We are a venture-backed, and grant-funded company with research offices in downtown Toronto (Queen's Park), and Kraków, Poland. Our core focus is bridging the gap between hardware and software, particularly in the realm of fault-tolerant quantum computing and quantum simulation. We are dedicated to reducing resource overheads and optimizing the interaction between physical quantum systems and their controlling algorithms. Our primary project in the fault-tolerant space involves the development of an advanced Optimizing Compiler for Quantum Error Correction. This tool is engineered to intelligently choose the most resource-efficient quantum error correction codes tailored to specific quantum circuits. Our mission extends to tackling classically challenging problems through quantum solutions. To achieve this, we are actively seeking experts in quantum error correction who possess a profound expertise in fault-tolerant gate implementation and optimization across various quantum codes, aiming to seamlessly integrate hardware capabilities with software innovations for a more efficient quantum computing future.

Role Description

This is a full-time on-site role located in Toronto, ON for a Quantum Error Correction Researcher. The Quantum Error Correction Researcher will develop, implement and maintain quantum error correction tools and methods, design experiments, analyze data from experiments, and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists. Your expertise in QEC/FT topics such as non-planar codes, Quantum Low-Density Parity-Check codes, flag based error correction, and transversal/fault-tolerant gate sets will be crucial. Experience in quantum chemistry algorithms and their applications in material and chemical discovery, particularly in quantum resource estimation for fault-tolerant computing, will be highly valuable.


  • MS/Ph.D. in the field of Quantum Computing, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantum error correction codes and methods, including knowledge of fault-tolerant quantum computing.
  • Experience in software development and coding in Python.
  • Experience with quantum hardware and quantum circuit simulations, including knowledge of quantum simulators and quantum noise models.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional and collaborative teams.
  • Prior research work in Quantum Error Correction and Publications in peer-reviewed journals is a plus.
  • Experience with patent applications is a plus.