PhD Residency – PQC Research Scientist

Ready to join the AQ era?

SandboxAQ is solving challenging problems with AI + Quantum for positive impact. We partner with global leaders in government, academia, and the private sector to identify applications that would benefit from quantum-based applications to current and future commercial challenges. We engage with customers early and throughout the development process to improve market fit.

Our team’s unique approach enables cross-pollination across a diverse range of fields, from physics, computer science, neuroscience, mathematics, cryptography, natural sciences and more! Our success comes from coalescing diverse talent to create an environment where experimental thinking and collaboration yield breakthrough AI + Quantum solutions. Join a culture where thought leadership, diverse talent, employee engagement, and technological impact will create the next tech uproar.

We are deeply committed to education as a means to advance quantum solutions and computing initiatives. We invest in future talent through internship programs, research papers, developer tools, textbooks, educational talks/events and partnerships with universities/talent hubs to attract multi-disciplinary talent. Our hope is to inspire people from all walks of life to be prepared for the quantum era and encourage a path in STEM.

Residencies at SandboxAQ

If you’re a graduate student in STEM ready to bring the new AI + Quantum era to the world, consider joining our residency program at SandboxAQ.

We are currently looking for PhD students in a wide variety of STEM fields — physics, computer science, AI, neuroscience, chemistry, cryptography, mathematics/statistics, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, geophysics, and more — to join our world-class team of engineers, scientists and technologists.

PhD Residency – PQC Research Scientist

The Sandbox team is looking for PhD residents interested in doing research in any area of post-quantum cryptography. The position is remote but we have funds to allow travel to meet other team members. We are open to strong candidates that reinforce existing expertise of the team as well as candidates extending our expertise. You can learn more about what we’ve been doing so far by checking out our publications page or the individual DBPL pages of our permanent researchers.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where we have zero tolerance for discrimination. We invest in our employees’ personal and professional growth.

PQC Team Members’ information:

Carlos Aguilar Melchor

Martin Albrecht

Nina Bindel

James Howe

Andreas Hülsing

Core Responsibilities:

Research and design new quantum-resistant cryptographic primitives or attacks
Implement and validate innovative cryptographic constructions and/or protocols

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong background in post-quantum cryptography design and / or cryptanalysis
Deep understanding of cryptographic protocols

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong publication record
Programming experience


Location: Remote in North America or Europe
Start date: Year-round, on a rolling basis
Duration: Flexible, typically between 4 months to one year
Currently enrolled in a PhD program in cryptography. **Currently enrolled non-PhD post-graduate students may be considered on a case-by-case basis as Master Interns (e.g. currently enrolled in MD, Masters)
For questions, email [email protected]

What to Expect:

Engagement with fellow residents and our great engineers and researchers
Competitive compensation
Present findings to the rest of Sandbox AQ
Have fun!

SandboxAQ welcomes all.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where we have zero tolerance for discrimination. We invest in our employees’ personal and professional growth. Once you work with us, you can’t go back to normalcy because great breakthroughs come from great teams and we are the best in quantum technology. We offer competitive salaries, stock options depending on employment type, generous learning opportunities, medical/dental/vision, family planning/fertility, PTO (summer and winter breaks), financial wellness resources, 401(k) plans, and more. Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Accommodations: we provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in job application procedures for open roles. If you need such an accommodation, please let a member of our Recruiting team know.

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