Senior Quantum Laboratory Engineer Ref 10464

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed term initially for 2 years, with possibility of extension
Reference: 10464
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  20 December 2022
Closing date: 27 January 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible.


Job description

Are you a researcher or engineer with experience in supporting a research laboratory and would like to be part of an effort to develop practical quantum computers while having the possibility of settling in a stable long-term university role?

The Ion Quantum Technology group are seeking to appoint a Senior Quantum Laboratory Engineer with strong hands-on technical and engineering skills and a proven record in successfully assisting the timely delivery of research or industry R&D projects.  

The main areas of responsibility for the post include:  

  • Carry out technical development and engineering tasks on a portfolio of research projects that require electrical engineering, computer control, and other lab related skills.
  • Laboratory management through help with purchasing, health & safety, equipment training, maintenance, automation and assisting with experiments.
  • Coordination of group activities and events such as inductions, skills development sessions, public outreach, and more.

 You will be:

  • Independent and proactive
  • Organised and detail orientated
  • Highly technically skilled
  • A good communicator

You can find out more about the group at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/physics/iqt/

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please include with your completed application form a CV, cover letter, the contact details of three referees and a document explaining how you address each of the person specifications criteria. You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10464 [PDF 265.03KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship. 


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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