Vacancies & Studentships
Application deadline: Various deadlines - please check the individual deadline for the institution you want to apply.
These EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships provide funding for a 3-year PhD. Applications are open right now and you will need to apply via the host university. Deadlines vary between each university.
Here is the full list of studentships, including a link to the relevant application website and the email address of the lead supervisor, whom you can contact for further information:
Hybrid Quantum-Classical DMFT simulations, Dieter Jaksch (University of Oxford)
Developing an ion trap quantum co-processor, Winni Hensinger (University of Sussex)
Ultra-low loss optical switches for Ion trap entanglement, James Gates, Corin Gawith and Paul Gow (University of Southampton)
Demonstrating Quantum Speed up on the NQIT machine, Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh)
Microwave to optical conversion, Lapo Bogani, Edward Laird, Andrew Briggs, Martin Kiffner and Dieter Jaksch (University of Oxford)
An exciting opportunity is available to coordinate the development and successful delivery of a flagship research project led by the University of Oxford. The Networked Quantum Information Technology (NQIT) Hub will build on the world’s most advanced quantum technologies to develop practical technologies in entirely new sectors. It is funded by the recent award of £38m to a consortium of nine universities and is supported by a number of commercial and governmental partners.
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 liaison with consortium members, partners and stakeholders is crucial to the Hub’s mission and thus an important part of this role, as is the building of relationships with external partners. More information can be found at: nqit.ox.ac.uk.
The post is offered as a permanent position, and also includes line-management responsibilities and coordination of the work of a small team of project managers.
Applicants should possess a degree and experience of project and financial management in a complex organisation and with external stakeholders. Previous experience in a university research environment would be an advantage. 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, funding agencies and all grades of administrative and support staff.
Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Dr Michele Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further details and online application, please go to the Oxford University recruitment website
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
Oxford is leading a multi-institution £38M EPSRC-funded “Hub” for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (www.nqit.ox.ac.uk). A central goal of this 5-year project is the development of a small prototype quantum information processor, consisting of trapped-ion qubits linked by photonic interconnects. The Oxford Ion Trap QC group has recently demonstrated the longest-lived single-qubit memory, the most precise single-shot qubit readout, and the highest-fidelity single- and two-qubit quantum logic gates, in any physical system, with all these elementary operations significantly surpassing recent estimates of the quantum computing “fault-tolerant threshold”.
We seek highly-motivated and technically-skilled individuals to join the team which is building the prototype device. As well as driving forward the development of this complex ion trap quantum network, duties will include preparing reports, presentations and scientific papers, and assisting with the supervision of graduate students.
Applicants should possess, or be close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in experimental quantum optics or atomic physics.
Previous experience in the field of ion or atom trapping will be highly desirable.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, and a strong research track record.
The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr David Lucas (email@example.com).
For further details and to apply online, please visit the Oxford University recruitment website.