Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ion Trap Quantum Computing.
The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
The Oxford Ion Trap Quantum Computing group has recently demonstrated high rate (182 Hz), high fidelity (94%) entanglement between two ion traps over an optical network. To further increase this rate we aim to integrate sub-millimetre scale optical cavities into the structure of the ion trap chips. By combining radical new approaches to cavity and trap fabrication, we will demonstrate a reliable and scalable 'matter-light network interface', capable of near-deterministic generation of high-fidelity ion-photon entanglement. This offers the potential for remote Bell pair production at rates of 100kHz, comparable to the speed of local entangling gates; a major step towards the realisation of large-scale networked quantum computation.
We seek a highly-motivated and technically-skilled scientist to join our team in pushing networked-based quantum computing to the next level. As well as driving forward the design, development and implementation of the cavity-mediated photonic entanglement experiment, duties will include preparing scientific papers, presentations and reports, assisting with the supervision of graduate and project students and contributing to the smooth running of the wider group.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics or a related field, and ideally a strong background in experimental quantum optics or atomic physics.
Previous experience in the field of ion or atom trapping or quantum optics will be highly desirable.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant basic theory, skills in data analysis and numerical modelling, and a strong research track record.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Please direct enquiries about the role to:
Dr Joe Goodwin, email@example.com
Only applications received before midday 7 October 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.