Quantum Scientist

Full time │ Pisa (Italy)

At Planckian we develop architectures for quantum computers, scalable by
design. Our approach leverages a unique platform to solve interdependencies at play
between energy and quantum information processing, targeting operational

We are now seeking a Quantum Scientist to expand our team.

If you:

  • Are ready to join a group of emerging scientists and leading experts bridging
    the gap between theoretical quantum physics and useful quantum
  • Strive to work at the center of a world-class research ecosystem.
  • Have the rare combination of both outstanding technical skills and boldness to work at the frontier in a dynamic startup environment

We would love to learn more about you.

What You’ll Be Doing

In this role, you’ll contribute to the development of novel QPU architectures based on superconducting qubits. You will work within the Theory & Modeling Team to model quantum dynamics of the system and improve quantum operations fidelity. By working side by side with experimentalists, you will focus on device-level physics to provide insight and inform the design of novel QPU based on our proprietary platform. 

Your tasks will include:

  • • Developing models of entangling gates on QPUs and performing pulse-level dynamic simulations.
  • Designing techniques for optimal control to improve quantum gates performance in multiple configurations
  • Performing computational modeling and simulations and numerical analysis to predict quantum dynamics and optimize experimental activities.
  • Disseminate scientific results within the Team and, when appropriate, in scientific journals


  • PhD in Physics or related subject.
  • Deep understanding of solid-state hardware platforms for quantum technologies (superconducting circuits, semiconductors).
  • Advanced knowledge of quantum computation and quantum information.
  • Programming skills, in particular Python 
  • Nice to have: postdoctoral experience in a high-quality research environment.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited annual leave
  • Flexible working hours with hybrid working
  • Ego-free, merit based environment

What You Should Expect From The Hiring Process

  • Invite to interviews within two weeks from application
  • Max 4 interviews with the Team
  • Offer to join the Team within two weeks after the last interview

Top tip: Leveraging STAR method with examples relevant for the position can help you
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To Apply

Please share your CV at jobs@planckian.co  (object: 24QS) together with a short statement (max 5 lines) describing why you are the best candidate for the role.

Planckian is an equal opportunity employer.