Scientific Project Manager (Quantum Chemistry)


    Website Cambridge Quantum Computing

    Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) is a global leader in software and enterprise applications that help its partners, collaborators, and clients to work effortlessly across multiple platforms and solve some of the most intriguing problems in their industry through quantum computing. Our focus is in the areas of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, and quantum encryption.

    CQC has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 80 scientists, of which over 60 are Ph.D. holders. We are in the process of expanding our operations significantly across our offices in Cambridge (U.K.), Oxford, London, Washington, DC, and Tokyo.

    Scientific Project Manager (Quantum Chemistry) Location:  Cambridge

    As a Scientific Project Manager for Quantum Chemistry, you will report into the Technical Lead, taking responsibility for project managing and executing various scientific software and commercial initiatives. You will shape and drive projects through their full lifecycle, often supporting the business development team from pre-sales stage through to delivery.

    What you will be doing:

    Participating and leading in delivering multiple scientific projects.
    Acting as project manager and client point of contact, for integrated projects.
    Developing and implementing effective and efficient tools for the tracking and management of project tasks, activities and milestones.
    Defining statements of work that include project scope, resource requirements, goals and deliverables by working closely with Clients and the relevant operational and scientific teams.
    Attending, leading and providing input to teleconferences and face-to-face client meetings.
    Leading project meetings and workshops, ensuring that clear, concise agendas are set and followed, with actions recorded and followed up.
    Capturing, tracking and monitoring milestones from project plans, communicating movements of these milestones to the relevant audience(s).
    Planning, controlling and executing projects including risk management, change control processes and documentation.
    Working with other project managers to define tools, processes and methodologies to be used.
    Organising and gathering information from across the business, giving recommendations to the scientific team.

    What you’ll need to succeed:Essential:

    MSc or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline.
    Experience in a scientific project management environment, ideally involving software development
    Experience in Quantum Computing Experience of writing proposals and project plans
    Comfortable with using remote collaboration tools and digital project management software (e.g. Zoom, Slack, Trello, Jira, Confluence or similar software)
    Excellent communicator in written and verbal form, both technical and non-technical
    Problem solver / get things done attitude


    Project management certification (e.g. PRINCE2, PMI or APM).Experience in software development

    What is in it for you?

    Working alongside a highly talented team, with leading names in the quantum computing industry. We offer a highly competitive package including equity participation, 28 day’s paid annual leave, a workplace pension and a positive approach to flexible working.

    About Us:
    Founded in 2014, CQC operates at the very core of quantum computing and is backed by some of the world’s leading partners with strong domain expertise including IBM, Honeywell and JSR Corp. Our core focus is in quantum software and enterprise applications in the area of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, and quantum encryption.  With over 130 professionals, CQC has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 80 scientists, of which over 60 are Ph.D. holders. CQC has a “Science Led; Enterprise Driven” approach and built a tier one ecosystem of customers, investors, and partners including IBM, Honeywell, JSR Corp, Total, Nippon Steel, and many other Fortune 500 companies.

    Please note that employment at CQC is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks. CQC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer

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