Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum Communications (experiment and technology development - post 2)

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National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
27 July, 2015


National Physical Laboratory Teddington
United Kingdom
51° 59' 39.6852" N, 2° 3' 5.9112" W
Two new Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) posts are available in the area of quantum technologies, based in the newly established EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub which is led by the University of York. 
The successful candidates will be enthusiastic scientists or engineers who will contribute across this technology development spectrum.
Post 2 - Measurement, characterisation and networking: The PDRA 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 Hub-developed devices. 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.  
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 of 24 months, with a view to an extension of a further 24 months.
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