Quantum Computing Hardware Engineer

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Department of Engineering, University of Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

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 (dominic.obrien@eng.ox.ac.uk).

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.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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