Vacancies/PhD Positions


Research Associate Opportunities - UK Quantum Technology Hub

Quantum technologies harness the features of quantum mechanics to perform tasks that are hard or impossible with conventional technologies. Our consortium, led by UCL, is bidding for a £35M EPSRC UK Quantum Technology Hub in Electronic Quantum Technologies (EQT), to be a multi-disciplinary research and development effort involving scientists and engineers, and both theoretical and experimental work. The Hub will translate basic work on solid-state quantum devices to applications in computing and simulation, as well as spin-off devices such as nano-imaging tools and current standards based on the same core solid-state electronic technologies. This is an exciting opportunity to be embedded within a major national initiative in quantum technologies, collaborating with researchers across a range of disciplines within the EQT Hub, as well as those across the wider Hub network. More information regarding research associate opportunities in the Hub can be found here.


Post Doctoral Research Associates

If you are interested in joining the group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, please email John Morton with a CV and statement of your research interests.


Funded PhD studentships in “Experimental quantum technologies”

The Quantum Spin Dynamics research group studies experimental quantum coherent phenomena of spins in molecular and solid state systems and in devices, with a focus on quantum information science. Systems under investigation include donors in silicon as well as custom-designed molecules which exhibit particular spin interactions. Specific research interests include: the transfer of coherent states between different degrees of freedom; understanding and mitigating spin decoherence mechanisms; the interaction of nuclear spins with transient electron spins; and robust methods for generating spin entanglement. Through this research the group explores the potential of spins for quantum technologies (including quantum sensors, simulators and computers). 

We welcome strong applications from prospective PhD students to join the group and undertake a project in one of the areas currently under investigation. Successful candidates will be able to discuss potential projects which fall within the group’s activities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and dynamic research group, with world-class facilities in a newly refurbished laboratory for the coherent control of electron and nuclear spins in the solid state.

Funding is available for outstanding UK, EU and overseas candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please email John Morton with a CV and statement of your research interests.

Centre for Doctoral Training in "Delivering Quantum Technologies"

UCL has been selected by EPSRC to host a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Delivering Quantum Technologies, with the first students being admitted in Autumn 2014. This new 4-year PhD programme offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain an excellent foundation in Quantum Technologies in the first year, before embarking on a 3-year PhD research project. Students on this program select their projects towards the end of their first year, which could, for example, be in the Quantum Spin Dynamics group.

For more details on the CDT, including information on funding and how to apply, click here.


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