Electronics Engineer in Quantum Device Engineering (Full time, fixed term initially 18 months, with possibility of becoming a permanent role)

University of Sussex - Department of Physics & Astronomy

Expected start date: As soon as possible
Contract: fixed term for 18 months

Applications are invited for an Electronics Engineer in the Ion Quantum Technology Group which is part of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex. The position is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies programme. The Ion Quantum Technology Group is one of the world’s leading centres for the implementation of trapped-ion quantum technologies such as quantum computing, quantum simulation and quantum sensing. The group has collaborations with multiple leading industry players as well as with universities and other research facilities around the world.

The successful development of quantum technologies is set to revolutionise the world we live in. Specially developed electronic sub-systems are a core part of these technologies and are currently being developed at the Ion Quantum Technology group as part of their major effort to construct a prototype quantum computer. The successful applicant will work as part of a team and in collaboration with external industry partners to design, build and test core sub-systems which will be used to control various parts of the quantum computer. Furthermore, the successful applicant will work with our industry partners to transform these systems into marketable products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Formulate and analyse high level requirements to develop engineering solutions.
  • Prepare system level designs for new product developments.
  • Create detailed engineering work plans and requirements/specifications.
  • Provide detailed electrical & electronic engineering designs to meet project requirements directly, or, via others, and meet project timescales.
  • Ensure that designs are properly verified according to engineering procedures and comply with relevant regulatory standards.
  • Build and test prototypes and assist in the development of marketable products.

Key relevant skills and knowledge:

  • Normally educated in Electronics Engineering or equivalent. A PhD is not required.
  • Experience in electronic/electrical engineering.
  • Experience developing rf based electronic circuits.
  • Experience in the development of ultra-stable electronic circuits.
  • Experience in designing IC’s.
  • Experience in the designing and making of PCB’s.
  • Able to develop prototypes and concepts.
  • Good understanding of general engineering, design and assessment practices.
  • Competent with test equipment.
  • A hands-on and highly motivated engineer.
  • Works effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to engage and network with a wide range of stakeholders.

Please refer to the more detailed job description and person specification document for more details. The salary offered will be appropriate to the qualifications, standing and experience of the successful candidate.

Some recent media coverage about the group’s work can be found here:

You can find out more about the group at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/physics/iqt/

For more information about this post, please email Dr Sebastian Weidt (s.weidt@sussex.ac.uk).

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