Quantum Source Scientist

This rapidly growing team spun-out from the University of Cambridge in 2018. They’ve secured new state-of-the-art lab and office space in Cambridge and have been awarded significant funding and several high-profile government grants. They are growing quickly!
They are introducing some very exciting products to market, including quantum random number generation technology. Their devices emit and detect single-photons and are able to change the way we use communications, simulation, computing, sensing and metrology with the use of novel materials and semiconductor technology. It’s ground-breaking stuff!

Working in a fast-paced environment, the Quantum Source Scientist will enjoy all the perks of being part of a start-up who pride themselves in offering a diverse and inclusive environment for you to enjoy and develop your career in quantum technology.
In this role, you will be part of the team developing the first generation of single-photon source products.

This includes:

Design, fabrication, measurement and optimisation of the single-photon devices
Design, implementation and use of the confocal microscopy and quantum optics measurement suite. Requirements

Excellent degree in a subject such as electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics.
PhD or equivalent industry experience (4+ years) on experimental optics, quantum optics, semiconductor photonics or optoelectronics.  You will be expected to have some, if not all of these skills:

Proven ability and appetite to improve the performance of novel mesoscopic and nano photonic devices through design and fabrication, e.g. GaAs quantum dots, terahertz lasers, quantum cascade lasers, transition-edge sensors.
Proven experience with complex optical measurement instruments and techniques e.g. single-photon spectroscopy, laser cooling, ion traps, optical lattices, interferometry, confocal microscopy, photon correlation.
You know how to design an experiment
You can collect, analyse and interpret experimental data
Experience with solid-state single-photon sources is not a requirement: top-level candidates with and without this experience are encouraged to apply.
LabView and Python competence for instrumentation and data analysis. Start: Winter 2020/2021
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: £Negotiable

25 days annual leave + UK Bank Holidays
Free and confidential Health & Wellbeing support
Pension scheme
Flexible working from home options
Complimentary fruit and drinks
Casual dress
Company events
Onsite parking
10-minute cycle from Cambridge Station, under 1h from Kings Cross London If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant experience and skills and would like to apply, please call our team on (phone number removed) or apply online.

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