2020-11-11T13:51:13-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
PhD Residency - Quantum Physics
Internship
Remote Location

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, world-changing ideas are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. For X to be successful, we have to repeatedly turn breakthrough technology ideas into products that solve large problems in the world, and create meaningful businesses for Alphabet.

THE FOUNDATION OF AN AMAZING JOURNEY

Our goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that’s why we’re excited about you. 

Life here isn’t easy, but it’s fun. We’re trying to build things most people can’t even imagine, and we’re doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world. You’ll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you’ll partner with team members to solve key challenges. 

This isn’t your ordinary internship. You’ll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.

DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projects
  • To get paid competitively and with Google benefits
  • To be part of a lively community of other Interns and Residents 
  • To addend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizations

DETAILS:

  • Due to Covid-19, internships are held remotely through 2021
  • Laptops and equipment will be provided
  • Duration: a flexible 4 mo. to 1 year program based on project team needs and your availability.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing a PhD degree

WHAT YOU'LL BE WORKING ON:

  • Collaborating with teammates on specific challenges related to quantum communication, security, and sensing. 
    • Researching and understanding the project’s needs
    • Creatively experimenting ways in which quantum physics can be applied to the specific challenges
    • Prototyping software and/or hardware solutions
    • Implement solutions on quantum hardware
  • Learning Moonshot thinking, attending colloquium and tech talks
  • Engaging with the X Internship community throughout the program
  • Having fun!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be enrolled in a Phd program focused in a STEM field such as Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Neuroscience or Mathematics/Statistics. 
  • Completed coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and probability, or their equivalent.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to: Python, Java, C/C++
  • Experience with quantum algorithms and their application, including but not limited to quantum chemistry, quantum cryptography, and quantum optimization algorithms.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Research experience in quantum computing, quantum information, condensed matter physics, experimental AMO, or high energy physics.
  • Experience with Cirq or similar quantum computing packages.
  • Experience with Machine Learning.
  • Experience with tensor network algorithms.

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: x-accommodation-request@x.team.

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