Research Fellow in Quantum Networks and Quantum Computation Ref 2002 (fixed term)

Post Title: Research Fellow in Quantum Networking and Quantum Computation
School/department:  School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences  
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link - flexible-working.
Contract: fixed term until November 2022
Reference: 2002
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 06 August 2019
Closing date: 23 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: week commencing 07 October 2019 TBC
Expected start date: 02 December 2019

Job description

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position in quantum networking and quantum computing 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 UKRI EPSRC Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation. 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:

Please attach a CV, at least two references and a list of relevant publications to your application.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2002 [PDF 120.93KB] 

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