NQIT Co-Director for User Engagement

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Parks Road

An exciting opportunity is available to play a leading role in growing and sustaining relationships with external commercial, industrial, investor and user communities for quantum computing and related technologies. The NQIT Hub will build on the world’s most advanced quantum research to develop practical technologies in entirely new sectors. It is funded by an award of £38m to a consortium of nine universities and is supported by a number of commercial and governmental partners. The post is available for a fixed-term of 3 years. Requests for flexible or part-time working will be considered (80%FTE+).

Responsibilities of the role include maintaining strong links and credibility with external companies, setting and managing the User Engagement Strategy, engaging with national and international policy makers, and further developing the research strategy for the project.

As part of EPSRC’s £270m National Quantum Technologies Programme, the Hub will have an international profile and corresponding responsibilities to achieve the highest levels of success. Effective communication with consortium members, partners and stakeholders will be crucial to the Hub’s mission and thus an important part of this role, as will the building of relationships with new external partners. More information can be found at: www.nqit.ox.ac.uk.

The successful candidate will be required to gain an in-depth knowledge of the relevant science therefore applicants should possess a physical science or engineering degree. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with wide range of people within and beyond the University, including academic staff, industrial collaborators and funding agencies. Previous experience of working in collaborative teams involving both academia and industry would be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Kirsty Allen (kirsty.allen@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 9 December 2016 can be considered.


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