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Research Summer Quantum Intern-Undergraduate

Job Description
IBM has joined with Princeton University to create Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP).

QURIP is a unique summer undergraduate research program that combines academic research in quantum science and engineering at Princeton with industry experience at IBM Q in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Through this program, you can apply to work with any group at for the first 6 weeks of the assignment in Princeton, NJ. These groups span a wide range of disciplines, from quantum materials, condensed matter physics, and atomic physics to quantum information, algorithms, and architecture. During the next 4 weeks, you will work with the Quantum Computing group at IBM Q on cutting-edge translational research at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. You will learn and engage in multiple projects, ranging from Qiskit compiler challenges on 5Q, and 16Q quantum computers, learning depths of Qiskit open source software as well as many quantum computing-related hardware designs.

This fast-paced, intensive, highly-selective program will also feature seminars and research exchanges among the whole quantum research community at Princeton and IBM, creating a unique interdisciplinary community at the cutting edge of quantum research.

Candidates pursuing a bachelor's degree in physics, engineering or a related area are preferred.

The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Computer programming-basic knowledge
  • Research experience-basic knowledge

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Familiarity with hardware programming (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry PI)
  • Hands-on work in a laboratory environment, using test equipment
  • Scientific programming (e.g. Matlab, Mathematica)

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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