Research Fellow (78338-106)

University of Warwick - The Department of Physics

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Research Assistant in quantum metrology and sensing in the quantum information science group of Dr. Animesh Datta.

The post is available initially for fixed-term duration of 24 months, with the possibility of extension for another 12 months. The starting date is expected to be Autumn 2016.

The post will develop theoretical techniques for quantum-enhanced sensing (quantum metrology) of multiple parameters. Particular emphasis is to be placed on designing novel schemes using methods from quantum and classical information theory, and analysing them using methods from estimation theory. It will also develop methods amenable to practical implementation with emerging quantum technologies by combating decoherence effects in these schemes, for instance by employing strategies from quantum error correction and quantum control.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will work with graduate students and other PDRAs in the quantum information science group of Dr. Animesh Datta. The group is part of two of the four UK Quantum Technologies Programme.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, electrical engineering, or mathematics and have a strong background in quantum information theory, ideally quantum sensing and metrology. Candidates are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the mathematical techniques of classical and quantum estimation theory.

The candidate must be capable of working within a broader research team, demonstrating strong written and verbal communication skills, and maintaining a current knowledge of the quantum information literature.

The application should include a CV, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests, and the contact information of three referees. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to arrange for these three referees to send letters of recommendation before the interview date. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by that date. The post reference number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr. Animesh Datta ( Further details about the research group can also be obtained at

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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