Careers

Oxford Ionics delivers world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers. We are at the forefront of the next computing revolution. Right now there are endless problems (from designing new drugs to climate modelling) that we can write down equations for but that we don’t have the computing power to solve. Quantum computing will change the world by solving these problems. 

Roles we are currently recruiting for:

If you're interested in working for us but do not fit the positions advertised above, then please email us at careers@oxionics.com

 

Why Work for Oxford Ionics?

Values: we care about building technology that empowers people to do the impossible whether it’s designing new drugs or solving complex optimization problems. Oxford Ionics is an inclusive and supportive work environment, with the resources to learn, grow, and work collaboratively to develop cutting-edge technology.

Collaboration: you will be well-supported by a team that brings experts from a wide range of disciplines. We have a non-hierarchical structure, which allows everyone to contribute to finding the right answer; we’re excited to learn from the unique insights that you will bring.

Benefits: we offer highly competitive compensation packages including equity.

Research: you will be working to solve unique, never-before-solved challenges with a world-class team of scientists and engineers working across fields including algorithm design, microfabrication, opto-mechanical engineering, vacuum design, and radiofrequency electronics.

Location: our labs are located in Begbroke Science Park with great transport links to Oxford’s beautiful city centre and University as well as London.

 

Quantum Scientist (Applied)

 

You Might be a Great fit for this Position if…

You are a lab quantum physicist

You will be working in the lab with ion traps from day one, but you don’t need to come in as an expert. We are looking for outstanding scientists who are keen to contribute to our mission. We particularly value fields involving coherent control of quantum systems, whatever form it takes (our current team comes from backgrounds including ions, atoms, and quantum dots).

You work on implementing quantum algorithms or simulations

If your research involves doing complex things with quantum systems we’d love to hear from you, whether it’s running algorithms on quantum computers or studying dynamics in quantum simulators.

You research architectures for quantum devices

We’re building hardware that scales. If you’re kept awake at night thinking about the challenges that entails, you’ll find a team here working on the problems you find interesting.

 

How To Apply and What To Expect

 

Apply by email to careers@oxionics.com with:

 

  • Your CV

  • A brief cover letter explaining your background and interest in the role

Initial interview: we’ll have an introductory chat to get to know you on your terms, tell you more about Oxford Ionics and the role and let you ask us any questions you have. We’ll ask you about your background and previous work/research.

We aim to let you know if we will move forward to the main interview within one week of our initial chat.

 

Main interview: for the main interview, we’ll ask you to give a presentation to our entire team: tell us about an aspect of your research you’re particularly proud of. After the presentation, there will be an interview with a small panel of our scientists. Then you’ll be able to ask any further questions you still have about our culture, our future plans, our upcoming technical challenges, and whatever else comes to your mind.

 

All our interviews will be conducted over video calls.

 

We want you to be comfortable and able to show yourself off in the best possible light. If there are any accommodations we can make during the interview process to make things easier for you, please let us know.

 

At any point, please feel free to email any questions to careers@oxionics.com

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Operations Lead

Working closely with the founders, the Operations Lead will help us build the culture of the company and operations function as we work towards raising a significant Series A round. You will be a crucial and trusted member of the team.

We’re looking for an individual who has the ability to deep dive into our operations at pace and be comfortable with high levels of responsibility. This role will require you to wear many hats, from balancing strategic initiatives to the delivery of all things operations. 

You are also culture obsessed - you live and breathe the startup culture, and are confident in building and nurturing it from the ground up.
 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the company has the right processes, systems and cadences necessary to deliver company-wide goals, regularly monitoring and reporting on operational performance

  • Operationalising the strategy

  • Lead on growth strategy, planning and execution  

  • Assist in external stakeholder / partner management

  • Developing people-focused practices, such as performance management, DEI and talent management

  • Play a leading role in developing the company culture through rituals, policies and activities

Requirements

  • Have excellent project management skills with proven experience managing end-to-end projects

  • Have stakeholder management and relationship building skills; including ability to influence

  • Have experience managing and/or developing teams for scale

  • Be commercially savvy with business acumen, and able to look at the ‘big picture’

  • Have knowledge of current and best practice employment and HR trends

  • Have previous experience working in a high growth startup/scaleup environment

Salary: £60-70k based on experience. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, including equity.

 

Other: This is a full-time position, based in Oxford. Ideally candidates will be able to work at the company’s lab and headquarters in Oxford for a minimum of 2 days per week, with flexibility to work remotely the other days.

 

We care about experience, traits, and attitude. We also care about diversity — we want to receive applications from as wide a range of people as possible.

How To Apply and What To Expect

Apply by email to careers@oxionics.com with:

 

  • Your CV

  • A brief cover letter explaining your background and interest in the role

Deadline for Applications: Friday 2nd July

Initial interview: you will have an introductory chat with a member of our team so we can get to know you on your terms, tell you more about Oxford Ionics and the role and let you ask us any questions you have. We’ll ask you about your background, relevant experience and your interest working with us. 

We aim to let you know if we will move forward to the main interview within one week of our initial chat. All our interviews will be conducted over video calls.
 
We want you to be comfortable and able to show yourself off in the best possible light. If there are any accommodations we can make during the interview process to make things easier for you, please let us know.

At any point, please feel free to email any questions to careers@oxionics.com

We look forward to meeting you!