Analog Applications Engineer- Quantum Computing
Salary: £39,748-£44,166 (Band E) gross per annum dependent on experience*
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)
Location: Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK
Visa Sponsorship: We are able to sponsor Visa applications, reimburse application fees, and encourage international candidates to apply. A relocation package may be available.
*Specialist Allowances, which are a form of additional pay independent of salary, may be applicable for this role for suitably qualified candidates.
Come and rediscover your passion for quantum computing. Promote sustainability and create new knowledge. And, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives and daily life, in the UK and far beyond.
Put Simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged, and inspired to perform to your very best.
Who are we?
The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is a new research institution, funded through UK Research and Innovation, which is dedicated to accelerating the development of quantum computing by addressing the challenges of scaling up the technology. The Centre will work with businesses, government and the research community to deliver quantum computing capabilities for the UK and support the growth of the emerging industry. The NQCC will give assured and direct access to early prototype machines for developers and promote the formation of a strong UK-based quantum computing supply chain.
A purpose-built facility for the NQCC, which is due to open in 2023, will be located at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.. The NQCC will sit alongside other departments within the STFC National Laboratories and is part of the wider National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP). The NQCC is a joint initiative of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
What's the purpose of this role?We are recruiting for an analog applications and benchmarking specialist to work with the latest neutral atomic and photonic NISQ hardware, supporting NQCC core objectives to develop, deliver and leverage these emerging technologies.
You will benchmark next generation analog quantum computing hardware, discovering new applications, and driving the UK quantum computing ecosystem toward quantum advantage. You will interface directly with hardware specialists within NQCC to assess the performance of the latest analog hardware and to bring reliable, cutting-edge analog applications within reach of UK end users.
You will develop and test scalable end-user applications for analog quantum computing in the NISQ era and beyond. Acting as an advocate for analog QC as an emerging technology in the UK, you will attend relevant national/International meetings as required.
What experience do I need?
We offer significant development opportunities at the NQCC, but as a starting point you should be able to demonstrate some of the following;
- Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience in physics or a related field
- Experience with analog quantum computing. (Experience of working with quantum algorithms is acceptable at partial credit)
- Experience of using relevant quantum programming languages to program quantum computers (real or emulated)
- Experience working in a R&D or laboratory environment
- Demonstrable track record of research in the field, which may include peer-reviewed publications
You would need to be available to occasionally travel/work within the UK and overseas when required.
Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side?
Join us and discover what's possible!