Postdoctoral Research Associate: Experiment & Technology Development

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National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
5 February, 2017


National Physical Laboratory Teddington
United Kingdom
51° 25' 28.128" N, 0° 19' 57.648" W

The successful candidate will establish the measurement infrastructure for characterising optical hardware developed within the Hub consortium. In this role, existing NPL measurement capability will be applied to fibre-based systems and extended to chip-scale components and hardware for short-range, free-space applications. This requires interfacing NPL measurement facilities with devices developed by the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Communications Technologies. Importantly, the PDRA will establish a quantum communications node at NPL for participation in demonstrations over the UK Quantum Network being established by the Hub. This role necessarily involves detailed interactions with Hub members. 

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic scientist or engineer who will contribute across this technology development spectrum.

Informal enquiries regarding the experimental and technology development PDRA post based at the NPL, Teddington may be made to: Dr Alastair Sinclair (alastair [dot] sinclair [at] npl [dot] co [dot] uk).

Informal enquiries regarding the Quantum Communications Hub may be made to: Professor Tim Spiller (timothy [dot] spiller [at] york [dot] ac [dot] uk, +44(0)1904 322254).

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and is available for a period ending on 30 November 2019.

Salary will be within the range £30,434 to £37,394 a year.

For more information and to apply, please visit this link

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