Research Associate in Optimal Control of Trapped Ions

Imperial College London Department of Physics

United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a highly motivated individual with experience in quantum control to join our research team in the Quantum Optics & Laser Science Group in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. The project involves a close collaboration with the Sussex Ion Trapping group and their spinout Universal Quantum. The goal of the project is to develop control techniques that make ion trap quantum logic noise-resilient and...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01184
  • Date posted 14 June 2022
  • Closing date 13 July 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £41,593 – £49,210 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a highly motivated individual with experience in quantum control to join our research team in the Quantum Optics & Laser Science Group in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. The project involves a close collaboration with the Sussex Ion Trapping group and their spinout Universal Quantum.

The goal of the project is to develop control techniques that make ion trap quantum logic noise-resilient and to support the experimental implementation of these techniques.

This work is funded under an Innovate UK grant.

Duties and responsibilities

You should be a highly motivated individual with an interest in collaborative work. You will be responsible for the development of optimal control solutions that help the experimental side of the project to advance their ion trapping hardware towards a practical device.

This work will include analytical and numerical work, and direct communication with the experimental partners will be essential. You should thus have good communication, project management skills.

Essential requirements

It is essential to the project that you have the following:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Physics
  • Experience in quantum control
  • Experience with trapped ions
  • Experience in quantum information
  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range, £36,694- £39,888 per annum

This post is available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a further extension.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Professor Florian Mintert, email: f.mintert@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Ms Judith Baylis, Section Administrator, and e-mail:  j.baylis@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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