Research Fellow in Silicon Quantum Devices

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 30 Nov 2020

UCL Department / Division
London Centre for Nanotechnology
Specific unit / Sub department
London Centre for Nanotechnology
Location of position
Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£36,028 – £43,533 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

The Quantum Spin Dynamics group at UCL, led by Prof. John Morton, is inviting applications for at least one post-doctoral research fellow in silicon quantum devices.

The postholder(s) will work on the experimental development of silicon-based quantum computing devices, and will have the opportunity to work as part of the UK’s new Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation and in collaboration with a recent start-up, Quantum Motion Technologies.

Successful candidates will be involved in the design of silicon-based quantum devices, liaise with advanced fabrication facilities regarding their fabrication, work with theory and modelling colleagues on developing fault-tolerant architectures, and perform low-temperature characterisation and coherent control experiments using the devices.

Duration of the post is funded for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

A PhD in Engineering, Physics or a related discipline is essential – specifically, the post-holder must have submitted the PhD thesis by the time of taking up the appointment. Experience in experimental quantum information AND/OR in measuring silicon nano-devices is essential, and it is desirable to have experience of device measurement at cryogenic temperatures AND/OR control of spins in silicon.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B £31,479 - £33,194 including London Allowance with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley: at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.
Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor John Morton,
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30 Nov 2020
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