Research Fellow in Silicon Quantum Devices

London Centre for Nanotechnology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 £ £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874551
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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 UKs 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.

Please note: 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 (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) 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,

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

15 Mar 2021

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