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Quantum Device Fabrication Engineer

University of Sheffield - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £35,333 to £43,414 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 15th February 2023
 

The National Epitaxy Facility (www.nationalepitaxyfacility.co.uk) is a Centre of excellence for semiconductor epitaxy and associated device fabrication and characterization in the UK. The facility is hosted by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and University College London. The facility provides world class epitaxial materials to academic and industrial users throughout the UK. We have a significant portfolio of research in quantum materials and systems and have a vacancy for a fabrication scientist/engineer to work on quantum dot-based quantum photonic devices.

The post is funded through our membership of the National Quantum Communications Hub (https://www.quantumcommshub.net). The post holder will support the translation of semiconductor quantum dots developed in Sheffield into novel and innovative quantum device technologies through the development of new semiconductor processing techniques, new device concepts, and appropriate test and verification methodologies. Research will be conducted in close collaboration with colleagues in the Epitaxy Facility, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and colleagues in other Universities within the Quantum Communications Hub.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to lead high quality research and development in device design, fabrication and test in collaboration with leading researchers and industry. Working within a state-of-the-art semiconductor facility, the post provides an ideal opportunity to develop broad and transferable skills in device fabrication and development and would suit individuals committed to a career in academia or industry in this burgeoning field of quantum photonics.

The University of Sheffield is one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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