Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Theory for Molecular Devices

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Oxford, UK
19 July, 2013


Department of Materials
Parks Road
United Kingdom

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for up to 24 months, to undertake theoretical research in quantum control in molecular devices. Applicants will have research experience in quantum theory applied in the context of developing new technologies. It will be an advantage to have studied spin systems, performed open system simulations, and collaborated with experimentalists. The post is part of a multidisciplinary programme Molecular Quantum Devices led by Professor Andrew Briggs. The successful applicant will join the theory group of Dr Simon Benjamin (see

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate (or at least have submitted their thesis) in a relevant physical science. We shall be looking for an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with the stage in career, and for evidence of a willingness and ability to engage with the broad Oxford quantum science community, with its interests that range from deeper theoretical and philosophical questions through to experimental approaches.

The post is funded by EPSRC. The research is in collaboration with Physics and Chemistry. It offers an excellent opportunity to develop practical technologies based on controlling quantum states, and specifically for using molecular spins in electronic devices. A key challenge for the project team is to transfer quantum information between molecular spin states and electron spins in double dot devices, and measure the results.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 19 July 2013 with interviews currently planned for 5/6 August 2013.

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