Vacancies/PhD Positions


Research Associate in Quantum Technologies, - Ref:1439023


The London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL is recruiting a research associate to design, fabricate and measure devices for silicon-based quantum technologies. This will include devices to exploit strong coupling between superconducting resonators and spins in semiconductors. The post holder will use theoretical modelling to optimise design parameters, apply cleanroom processing techniques to fabricate devices incorporating a combination of superconductor and semiconductor material, and operate a dilution fridge including microwave instrumentation to characterise the devices.

This position is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

More information about this position 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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