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 Associate

Incredible opportunity to join a cutting-edge tech start-up as our first operations hire.

You Might be a Great fit for this Position if…

You’re excited by and proactive in finding and solving operational problems 

You’re willing to work across the business to find and deliver solutions to everyday operational needs - whether that’s helping us with our recruitment, streamlining processes or providing general office support. You’re a go-getter, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to make the company successful.
 

You thrive in fast paced environments
If you’re comfortable (and motivated by) working on multiple tasks with quick turnarounds, then this is the place for you.


We are seeking individuals willing to go above and beyond to help the company grow and free up time for the founders to focus on the technology. This role would be suitable for a recent graduate or someone in the early stages of their career.

Responsibilities

 

  • Managing and administering the recruitment processes including 

    1. Organising and planning the interview and selection panels 

    2. Pre-screening candidates 

    3. Liaising with candidates throughout the process 

  • Onboarding new starters 

  • Editing and refining documentation and presentations

  • Organising founder diaries 

  • Documenting and organising team projects and progress 

  • Anything else to help the founders and company be successful 

Other 
We are looking for candidates to start as soon as possible. This is a 6 month contract with the potential to become permanent. There is also potential for this role to be done on a part time basis. Ideally candidates will be able to work at the company’s lab and headquarters in Oxford. 

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: 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!