Research Assistant/Associate in Quantum Communication Systems

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering, West Cambridge

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work within the Quantum Communications Hub and in particular to work on the Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution system.

The post holder will be located in the Department of Engineering's Electrical Engineering Division Building in West Cambridge.

The key responsibilities and duties are to design and develop software for real time data generation, processing and error correction through multicore CPU, GPU and FPGA programming. The qualifications required to perform the role are to have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Computer Science, Physics or a relative discipline. Candidates with industrial exposure in software and hardware skills are also eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated software aptitude in relevant areas of research and an ability to work within a team.

Please refer to the HR7 document for further information about the position.

The Salary Range: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688 Research Associate: £31,604 -  £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload your CV (including a publications list) and a covering letter by midnight on the closing date. Additional documents that have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Victoria Barrett, Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, 9 J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, (Tel +44 01223 748341, email

Please quote reference NM12875 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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