Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Quantum Device Physics

Application deadline
Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

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 (

Apply online here.

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