Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Free Space Quantum Communications

University of Leeds - School of Physics & Astronomy

The post is available immediately in the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Experimental Quantum Information research group. The post is part of a quantum technologies hub funded by the EPSRC, and will seek to develop technologies for short range free-space communication implementing quantum security.

You will join a dynamic collaborative team, working with Prof. Benjamin Varcoe in the Experimental Quantum Information Group, in co-operation with our UK and overseas research partners. You must have (or be about to obtain) an experimental PhD degree (or equivalent) in quantum information theory, electrical engineering or some similar area.

The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). We are proud of our commitment to equality and inclusiveness. 

The University offers generous terms and conditions of employment, a wide range of benefits, services, facilities and family friendly policies. Full details are available on the Human Resources web pages accessible at

Women are under-represented in the Faculty in posts in this area. We would therefore particularly welcome applicants from women, any appointment will however be made entirely on merit. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Benjamin Varcoe, email, tel +44 (0)113 343 8290.

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 months)

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