Senior Research Associate: quantum annealing experiment; collaboration with MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 15 Aug 2017

UCL Department / Division
London Centre for Nanotechnology
Specific unit / Sub department
London Centre for Nanotechnology
Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£42,304 - £49,904 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

Paul Warburton’s group at University College London is looking to appoint an experimentalist post-doctoral research assistant to work on quantum annealing using aluminium SQUIDs. The post-doc will primarily work off-site at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, with whom UCL is collaborating. The post-doc will work on the design and measurement of circuit elements of a prototype quantum annealing machine, working as part of the multi-institution international "FluQS" project funded by the US government agency IARPA.

This position is funded for one year in the first instance, with options for four further years subject to satisfactory progress of the project.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD in experimental physics or experimental materials science or experimental electrical engineering. He or she will have hands-on experience of designing, installing and performing electrical transport measurements in a dilution refrigerator leading to publications in the international peer-reviewed literature; hands-on experience of performing radio frequency measurements in a dilution refrigerator at frequencies above 1 GHz; hands-on experience of designing, installing and performing measurements on Josephson junctions or superconducting quantum interference devices; and a record of publication in peer-reviewed academic journals as first author.

The successful applicant must be willing and in a position to undergo the usual security clearances for working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Further Details

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 Marta Dul 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 Prof Paul Warburton, (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3971)

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Paul Warburton, (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3971)

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