Research Fellow in Quantum Networking Ref 3163
School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term until November 2019
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 10 May 2018
Closing date: 8 June 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: As soon as possible
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position in Experimental Quantum Optics at the University of Sussex. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in experimental quantum optics, laser- or atomic physics and be able to demonstrate working knowledge in this field.
The appointment is within the framework of the EPSRC Quantum Technology hub for Networked Quantum Technology. The successful candidate will work in a team of experienced researchers directed by Prof Matthias Keller.
The goal of the project is to combine two of the most successful techniques in quantum information processing, individually trapped ions and strong-coupling cavity-QED, and use them as tools to set up a distributed quantum network.
The principal challenge in the implementation of this scheme is the requirement for miniature-size traps and microscopic optical cavities to provide suitable conditions for a high-fidelity interface between ions and photons.
In the project, technologies are developed to demonstrate distributed quantum information processing in a model system. This includes novel ion traps, laser sources and high-finesse optical cavities.
For further information please contact Prof Matthias Keller
Phone: +44 (1273) 877673, email: M.K.Keller@sussex.ac.uk
Please include with your completed application form a CV, at least two references and a list of relevant publications.
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