Research Fellow in Quantum Device Engineering Ref 2776

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: Fixed term initially one year, with possibility of extension subject to experimental requirements
Reference: 2776
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 28 November 2017
Closing date:  2 January 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Quantum Device Engineering in the Ion Quantum Technology Group in the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies at the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. The position is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies programme.

Trapped ions are one of the most mature implementation to deliver practical quantum technologies. At the core of quantum technology devices developed within the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group are sophisticated quantum microchips. The group produces state-of-the-art microchips and holds the world record for a number of chip specifications. This project involves designing, fabricating and characterising complex quantum microchips to be used in trapped-ion quantum computing, simulation and quantum sensing devices. This will include the development of through silicon vertical interconnects and on-chip features such as photon detectors, and integrated digital-to-analogue converters. The work will focus on silicon manufacturing technologies.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a field related to our research area such as nano- / microfabrication, electrical and seminconductor engineering, condensed matter physics, atomic physics or similar along with a good publication record. Previous experience with working in a cleanroom and microfabrication experience is essential. Previous cold atom / ion experience would be useful but is not required. Some of the typical tasks for this position include process development, microchip development from design to characterisation, electric field (dc, rf, mw) simulations of trapping structure, carrying out microfabrication at different cleanroom facilities, the operation of ion trapping experiments, systems engineering and general supervision of PhD students. The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in our research program, provide guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students and to participate in the strategic planning of the group. The salary offered will be appropriate to the skills and abilities of the successful candidate.

You can find out more about the group at:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/physics/iqt/

For more information, please email the head of group,

Prof Winfried Hensinger

(Professor of Quantum Technologies)

(w.k.hensinger@sussex.ac.uk)

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