Quantum Technologies Researchers (2 posts)
Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, Glasgow, G1 1RD, UK
Fraunhofer CAP (Centre for Applied Photonics) has 2 vacancies, due to planned growth, for talented, imaginative researchers who would revel in a varied, applied R&D setting. The role will support and facilitate cutting edge research, design and development activities in laser, quantum and other optical systems in collaboration with industry customers and partners.
We welcome applications from people at all stages of their career and we enjoy our team being diverse in every way. Our team is bright, engaging, welcoming, helpful and we want like-minded individuals who want to make a difference and really contribute. Your attitude and ambition are as important to us as any of the details below. We hope for candidates who are sociable and professional, have strong oral and written communication skills and experience of applied R&D in an academic or industrial environment.
The first of the highly regarded Fraunhofer Research Centres to be based in the UK, Fraunhofer CAP specialises in undertaking applied R&D in a range of photonics themes. Based at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Fraunhofer CAP’s main remit is to be a key partner to UK companies in the development of state-of-the-art products and processes which will enhance their competitiveness.
Candidates will most likely have a strong academic or industrial R&D record in photonics or optoelectronics and a demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and independently, to defined timescales, together with a commitment to commercially-orientated research and development. Candidates will have the ability to successfully manage R&D projects. They will play a key role in developing new project ideas, and help securing funding from industry, Innovate UK and the EU.
These researcher roles include both desk based design and laboratory work alongside reporting and preparing proposals. The researcher will be responsible for delivery of funded project activity in the area of Quantum Technologies. This includes projects in the following areas:
- Prototyping stabilised lasers
- Frequency stabilised laser systems for atom cooling
- Rubidium sensor systems
- Practical aspects of quantum information processing
- Photon sources and optical links
- Single photon detection systems
- Time-correlated single photon counting
Additional valued core skills any of which would be beneficial:
- Instrumentation control
- Laser characterisation
- Optical test and measurement
- Alignment of optical systems
- Fibre and waveguide coupling
- Laboratory record keeping and reporting
Fraunhofer CAP offers a competitive salary and very attractive University-like conditions, including generous holidays, pension provision, maternity leave, nursery access etc. Salary will be commensurate with the levels of appointment.
In the first instance, if you consider that you might match these requirements, please send a CV and covering letter (all as one PDF file, with the filename format Surname_initial_BR.PDF) in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in your letter ‘I agree that you may keep my CV on file for two calendar years in order to be considered for future positions.’, if you so wish.
Application closing date: Monday 9th