Post Title: Research Fellow in Experimental Quantum Networking
School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 22 months
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum.
Closing date: 3 May 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 8 May 2017
Expected start date: 01 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applications are invited for a 22 months full-time postdoctoral position in Experimental Quantum Optics at the University of Sussex. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in experimental quantum optics, laser- or atomic physics and be able to demonstrate working knowledge in this field.
The appointment is within the framework of the EPSRC grant “Quantum Networking with Fibre-Coupled Ions”. The successful candidate will work in a team of experienced researchers directed by Dr Matthias Keller.
The goal of the project is to combine two of the most successful techniques in quantum information processing, individually trapped ions and strong-coupling cavity-QED, and use them as tools to set up a distributed quantum network.
The principal challenge in the implementation of this scheme is the requirement for miniature-size traps and microscopic optical cavities to provide suitable conditions for a high-fidelity interface between ions and photons.
In the project, technologies are developed to demonstrate distributed quantum information processing in a model system. This includes novel ion traps, laser sources and high-finesse optical cavities.
For further information please contact Dr Matthias Keller
Phone: +44 (1273) 877673
Closing date: 3 May 2017
Please include with your completed application form a CV, at least two references and a list of relevant publications.
The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.
For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page