Research Associate in Quantum Photonics

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Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
28 November, 2017


Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Edinburgh
United Kingdom
The Quantum Photonics Laboratory seeks a talented and highly motivated scientist to undertake research on quantum information communication technologies using solid-state spin-photon interfaces such as III-V quantum dots. The project will be conducted within the framework of the Quantum Communications Hub ( as part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme ( 
Significant goals include developing applications in quantum optics using indistinguishable single photon sources, investigating dephasing mechanisms and engineering extended coherence for spin-photon interfaces, and generating entanglement between similar or disparate quantum systems.
The Quantum Photonics Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University (HWU) is engaged in research covering solid-state photonics, engineering coherent light-matter interaction using quantum structures and devices, and exploiting such devices for quantum technologies.
You will have a good first degree and a doctorate in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering or related discipline. Candidates must have submitted their doctoral thesis before starting in post.
The position is available for 24 months.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Brian Gerardot at B [dot] D [dot] Gerardot [at] hw [dot] ac [dot] uk or on 0131 451 8069
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts at Heriot-Watt.
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