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Research Fellow in Quantum Technology for Fundamental Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex

Positions available: 2
Fixed term: 24 months, with the possibility of an extension
Hours: Full time
Salary range: starting at £33,797 and rising to £39,152 per annum
Expected start date: 1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
Application Deadline: 15th February

We invite applications for two full-time postdoctoral positions in Quantum Technology for Fundamental Physics within the ITCM Group at the University of Sussex, led by Prof Matthias Keller.

The research project is part of the UK ‘Network of clocks for measuring the stability of fundamental constants’ consortium. The consortium aims to build a network of dissimilar clocks to search for spatio-temporal changes in fundamental constants. Our partners in the network are the National Physical Laboratory, Imperial College London, the University of Birmingham and the University of Sussex.

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PhD position to develop a multi-zone quantum network node

Department of Physics and Astronomy
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex

Expected start date: September 2021 (but other dates are possible)

We invite applications for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD position in the Ion Trap Cavity-QED and Molecular Physics (ITCM) Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. The project is within the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub and funded through the EPSRC DTP.

The aim of this project is to build and operate a compact ion based quantum information processor. It consists of a linear ion trap with several separate trapping regions in which the ions can be loaded, cooled and quantum information processing can be performed. In addition, the structure contains a trapping region in which an optical micro-cavity is employed as a quantum interconnect between different quantum processors. You will be working within the cavity-QED team to setup a novel ion trap cavity system and to explore schemes for quantum networking with such a node. Focus of the exploration will be on high fidelity ion-photon entanglement schemes and quantum information processing.

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