Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Quantum Optics and Technology Ref 9880

University of Sussex
Sussex, UK
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

Job Details

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Department of Physics and Astronomy

Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE

Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: permanent

Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 (Lecturer B) /£53,353 to £61,823 (Senior Lecturer/Reader) per annum, pro rata if part time

Placed on: 8 December 2022

Closing date:  7 April 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview date: April 2023

Expected start date: June 2023

Job description

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex seeks to appoint a lecturer/reader to strengthen its quantum technology activities.

The lecturer/senior lecturer/reader position is in experimental quantum technology, including quantum information processing, quantum sensing and applied quantum technology or related areas and will sit within the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies (SCQT).

SCQT is a leading, international centre for quantum research and the development of novel technologies, excelling in in both theoretical and applied approaches.  Our activities are expansive and include investigations into the foundations of quantum mechanics, applied research, technology development and the transition to commercialisation.

Our quantum research community currently comprises nine academic staff, more than 15 research staff and about 33 postgraduate, primarily based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, which tied 7th in the UK for Physics research environment in REF2021. We are also closely involved with the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

We are looking for candidates with an emerging track record in research that complements and also shows synergy with our current activities. We’d particularly welcome candidates who:

  • Have an emerging or existing track record in experimental quantum technology, including quantum information processing, quantum sensing and applied quantum technology or related areas;
  • Works in a research area that is synergetic with existing research activities at Sussex;
  • Have demonstrated the ability to attract research funding;
  • Have some experience in PhD and undergraduate student supervision.

Please contact Professor Matthias Keller (M.K.Keller@sussex.ac.uk) or Professor Stephan Huber (S.Huber@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

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This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk.

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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