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Application Scientist Quantum Instrumentation (80-100%)

Zurich Instruments
Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
24 Dec 2022
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Zurich Instruments is a technology leader in advanced test and measurement instruments and a pioneer in quantum computing control systems. Our products are used by the most ambitious scientists and engineers around the world. In 2018 we launched the first-ever commercial Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS) to accelerate the progress of the community towards impactful quantum computers.

At present, we have several projects with leading groups and companies to extend the capabilities and reach of our QCCS. To develop further our customer base and ensure successful adoption by our customers, we are looking to grow our Marketing & Sales team in Zurich.

Your responsibilities

  • Work closely with product managers and the development team to strengthen the tight integration of software and instrumentation of our product offerings;
  • Anticipate where the field heads next and derive its future needs through continuous engagement with opinion leaders and customers worldwide;
  • Transfer the latest scientific results in quantum computing into acceptance criteria for product development;
  • Perform acceptance testing and verification of our quantum computing software and instrumentation;
  • Provide application-specific customer support, including on-site system integration;
  • Produce marketing material such as product documentation, website content, blog posts, application notes, videos, etc.

Your profile

  • Relevant background in quantum computing and a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, computer science or related field;
  • Deep understanding of different layers in the quantum stack and/or quantum control instrumentation;
  • Proficient programming in Python or comparable languages
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; fluency in English is a must;
  • Experience in experimental control of large systems and/or using quantum computing frameworks, e.g. Qiskit, Cirq, etc. would be an advantage.

We offer a diverse work environment in an international high-tech arena with an open and transparent company culture where personal development forms the basis of our success. We thrive on cooperation and support distributed decision-making that allows everyone to take responsibility and generate substantial impact from the start and on many levels.

Quantum Computing is your passion?

Now is a great time to join the team.

We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter.


Zurich profile imageZurich Instruments is a test and measurement company based in Zurich, Switzerland, with subsidiaries around the world. We develop, sell and support measurement instrumentation in key worldwide markets, either directly or with carefully selected partners. 

Why work for us
You will work in a team of bright, creative, and inspiring people. We all love technology and work together with a positive and innovation-driven spirit. You will encounter a work environment with a lot of freedom to act, and space for creativity. We also believe that consistently good work performance requires a healthy work–life balance. This starts with a good working climate where we tackle daily challenges with persistence and a sense of humour.

Training and development
Our team members grow in their roles, and are coached to successfully take more responsibility. Knowledge sharing and continuous learning across different functions is essential. We foster a culture of open and constructive feedback. Driven by our company values, everybody is encouraged to take leadership in order to achieve the best for our customers and for our company beyond functional and organizational boundaries.

What we are looking for
At Zurich Instruments we actively seek results-oriented self-starters who love to tackle challenges in a cooperative fashion. For our application scientist positions, they’re people who want to transition from an academic path into a more commercial role, and for engineering positions they want to be part of a high-quality R&D team striving for the best-on-market measurement software and hardware solutions. You’ll need to perceive daily variation as a positive stimulus for your own development and feel inspired working in a multicultural, high-tech environment.

Zurich: Switzerland; Shanghai: China; Boston, MA: USA; Germany; Korea; Japan

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Application scientist (quantum), application scientist (optics), technical sales, hardware engineer, software engineer, FPGA and firmware engineer

Desired degree discipline/class
BSc, MSc or PhD, or equivalent, in physics, electrical engineering, or other technical fields, depending on the role

Eligible to work in country of employment

How to apply
Apply online at

Closing date
All year round


Find Us
Technoparkstrasse 1
Zurich 8005
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