An exciting new opportunity is available to join our NQIT team, developing and commercialising aspects of a flagship research project. The NQIT Hub builds on the world’s most advanced quantum research to develop practical technologies in entirely new sectors. It is funded by an award of £38m to a consortium of nine universities and is supported by a number of commercial and governmental partners.
The post is available for a fixed-term of 1 year, with the possibility of extension. Secondments will be considered.
As part of EPSRC’s £270m National Quantum Technologies Programme, the Hub has an international profile and corresponding responsibilities to achieve the highest levels of success. Effective communication with consortium members, partners and stakeholders will be crucial to the Hub’s mission and thus an important part of this role, as will the building of relationships with new external partners.
The successful candidate will be required to gain an in-depth knowledge of the relevant science therefore applicants should possess a physical science or engineering degree. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within and beyond the University, including academic staff, industrial collaborators and funding agencies. Previous experience of working in collaborative teams involving both academia and industry would be an advantage.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Kirsty Allen.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in experimental quantum device physics. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 24 months, with the possibility of further extension.
A highly motivated individual is sought to join our team in Oxford working on the development of superconducting circuit quantum technology. The position is primarily to work on development of parametric amplifiers and their use in performing readout of superconducting qubits for quantum computing and in mm-wave detection in astrophysics. The project will be associated with the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity and Oxford Instruments. The position will also be supported by the Networked Quantum Information Technologies hub, and connected to the hub’s superconducting quantum computing activity. The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a strong community of superconducting device and quantum technology researchers at Oxford, and will be expected to play a team role, working closely with graduate students and other PDRAs. The project may involve liaising with industrial contacts on potential device integration and commercialisation.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or electronic engineering and be able to demonstrate experience in experimental quantum information or device physics research, or in a closely related field. Experience of superconducting device fabrication, cryogenic measurement setups, and microwave engineering will be an advantage.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Peter Leek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Three new studentships in quantum technologies are available at the University of Sussex, in the Ion Quantum Technology Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
- Quantum technology for finance and other commercial applications
- Developing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device
- Trapped-ion quantum computing with microwave radiation
Each 3.5-year position consists of current UK/EU fees and a yearly stipend of £14,296 which can be supplemented by tutoring. The position also includes an annual travel allowance. You should have a physics or related degree.
Application Deadline: 23rd May 2016
For more information, please email the head of group, Prof. Winfried Hensinger (Professor of Quantum Technologies).
This PhD project in the Computational Nonlinear Optics Group of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) will investigate various options for single-photon quantum devices and is part of a £120 million national network to develop future quantum technologies. Quantum physics has been shown to offer unique capabilities for information processing and sensing. However, quantum states (photons, atoms, etc.) are also extremely susceptible to interaction with the environment and the main engineering challenge is thus to isolate quantum systems from background noise while simultaneously maintaining strong coupling between the quantum systems of interest.
Here we will focus on the theoretical and numerical investigation of devices for single or few photon processing and photon-atom interfacing. Specific project goals could include: (i) Efficient resonator-based photon-atom coupling; (ii) Single photon trapping and releasing on demand; (iii) Low-loss fibre gratings for photon gating; (iv) Single-photon wavelength conversion.
This project will be in close collaboration with experiments in the Planar Optical Materials Group and at partner groups in the nationwide quantum technology networks.
A fully funded PhD place on this project is available for UK applicants. Students from overseas who have secured external funding are also welcome to apply. Students with a background in physics and an interest in nonlinear and quantum optics would be a good fit to this exciting project area. An interest in theoretical and numerical modelling is essential for this project, and previous programming experience is beneficial. A visit to meet us is recommended and phone / Skype interviews are also possible if necessary.
Please contact Dr Peter Horak (email@example.com) for further details.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atom-Cavity Photonics. The post is available initially for a fixed-term until 30 May 2017, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months, subject to research grant approval.
This project is a targeted research effort supported by the EPSRC Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), with the aim of demonstrating elementary integrated quantum photonics in a sophisticated atom-cavity network, consisting of single trapped atoms or ions in strong coupling to low-mode-volume optical cavities of high finesse. Responsibilities of the role will include development of methodologies, apparatus design, implementation, and the experimental investigation of quantum network links; instructing and mentoring of interns, graduate students and other scientists; oversight of laboratory operations and procedures; writing of papers for journals and presenting results at international conferences, and contributions to reports and grant applications. The postholder will also have the opportunity to teach.
Applicants should possess, (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong experimental background in high-finesse cavity-QED, atom optics, integrated photonics, quantum optics and quantum correlation measurements. Previous experience in the fields of atom/ion trapping, microfabrication, and complex data analysis and process control will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of optical cavity QED techniques, photonic quantum networks, non-classical correlation and entanglement phenomena and their experimental implementations, and to possess a strong research track record in quantum atom optics or related fields.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 2 November 2016 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
Apply online here.
An exciting opportunity is available to play a leading role in growing and sustaining relationships with external commercial, industrial, investor and user communities for quantum computing and related technologies. The NQIT Hub will build on the world’s most advanced quantum research to develop practical technologies in entirely new sectors. It is funded by an award of £38m to a consortium of nine universities and is supported by a number of commercial and governmental partners. The post is available for a fixed-term of 3 years. Requests for flexible or part-time working will be considered (80%FTE+).
Responsibilities of the role include maintaining strong links and credibility with external companies, Setting and managing the User Engagement Strategy, Engaging with national and international policy makers, and further developing the research strategy for the project.
As part of EPSRC’s £270m National Quantum Technologies Programme, the Hub will have an international profile and corresponding responsibilities to achieve the highest levels of success. Effective communication with consortium members, partners and stakeholders will be crucial to the Hub’s mission and thus an important part of this role, as will the building of relationships with new external partners. More information can be found at: www.nqit.ox.ac.uk.
The successful candidate will be required to gain an in-depth knowledge of the relevant science therefore applicants should possess a physical science or engineering degree. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with wide range of people within and beyond the University, including academic
staff, industrial collaborators and funding agencies. Previous experience of working in collaborative teams involving both academia and industry would be an advantage.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Kirsty Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information and to apply online, please go to the Oxford University Recruitment website.
3.5 year PhD positions are available in the Ion Trap Cavity-QED and Molecular Physics (ITCM) Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. The positions come with an annual stipend of £14,057 which can be supplemented by tutoring. The position includes an additional yearly travel allowance for conferences and workshops. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in physics or similar.
We are seeking a full-time Quantum computing hardware engineer to join the NQIT hub (www.nqit.ox.ac.uk). The post is based in the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford and is funded by the EPSRC. It is fixed-term until 30 November 2019.
The NQIT hub is working on building a networked quantum information processing system. Such a goal requires the successful integration of a highly heterogeneous system. You will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing this integration process, including the design and implementation of sections of the hardware subsystems, in collaboration with other team members. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a key contribution to the early stage development of a technology that will radically change computing and information processing.
You should possess excellent engineering skills, with the ability to focus on both the detail of systems integration and the system level goals. Hold at least a first degree in engineering, physics, or similar discipline, CAD design skills, with demonstrated ability to translate drawings and concepts into working hardware are required, as well as the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and partners with a wide range of backgrounds. Experience with quantum systems is not required.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dominic O’Brien (email@example.com).
Further information can be found at: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 January 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of projects you have been involved with and your contribution to them, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
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