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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a. (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th September 2019
Closes: 11th November 2019
Job Ref: 142861

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 4 years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

Trapped-ion devices have demonstrated, on a small number of qubits, all the building-blocks required to build a quantum computer with precision better than any competing technology. The aim of this project is to develop and utilise a world-class intermediate-scale quantum computer that, by virtue of high-fidelity any-qubit-to-any-qubit entangling gates along with low error rates, will operate at a "quantum volume" currently unachievable in any other architecture.

We seek a highly motivated and technically skilled individual to join the team which is developing and operating this prototype quantum computer. Previous experience of experimental quantum optics, or ion/atom trapping techniques will be essential. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, as well as familiarity with experimental techniques such as ultra-high vacuum systems, diode-based laser systems, cryogenics, rf and microwave electronics, and computer control.

Applicants should possess, or be close to completing a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in experimental quantum optics or atomic physics.

Previous experience in the field of ion or atom trapping will be highly desirable.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, and a strong research track record.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Chris Ballance chris.ballance@physics.ox.ac.uk

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 11 November 2019 can be considered.

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=142861

Closing Date: 11-NOV-2019 12:00

   
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