NQIT Technology Associate

Application deadline
Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford

This is an exciting opportunity to join the User Engagement team of the NQIT Hub that is developing and commercialising quantum computing. NQIT is part of EPSRC’s £270m UK National QT Programme and a flagship project with responsibilities to achieve global leadership in research and economic impact. It is led by the University of Oxford.

Building on world-leading research, NQIT is developing practical quantum computing and simulation technologies and creating a new industry sector in the UK. The consortium of nine universities is funded by an award of £38m and supported by a number of commercial partners. The User Engagement Team identifies and works with such partners in the technology industry and the future application development and use. The current 5-year phase runs from 2014 until 2019.

This post is available for a fixed-term of 1 year, with the possibility of extension to November 2019. Furthermore the EPSRC is preparing for a 2nd phase that could extend to 2024. Secondments will be considered.

This is not a research role but the successful candidate must develop a good understanding of the relevant technologies and should possess a physical science, materials, engineering or computer science degree. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential and an understanding of IP, commercial contracts and research funding would be advantageous. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with wide range of organisations. Previous working experience in knowledge exchange, technology transfer or roles in innovation in academia, industry or the public sector would be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Frances Sweeney.

Apply online at the Oxford University Recruitment website