Quantum Detector Scientist

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The role Nu Quantum has created a new way of achieving single-photon detection. You will be part of the team developing the first and second generation of Nu Quantum single-photon detector products. You will be involved in the design, basic fabrication, measurement and optimisation of the single-photon detectors, as well as the design, implementation, and use of the single-photon measurement and characterisation suite. Closing date for applications: 15th October 2020 Start Date: November 2020 -January 2021 Qualifications, skills, and experience The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience/qualifications: PhD or equivalent industry experience (4+ years) on experimental optics, quantum optics, semiconductor photonics or optoelectronics. Skills may include some or all of the following: Proven ability and appetite to improve the performance of novel nano/mesoscopic photonic devices through better design and cleanroom fabrication, e.g. light detectors, terahertz lasers, quantum cascade lasers, transition-edge sensors. Proven experience with complex optical measurement techniques e.g. single-photon detection, laser cooling, ion traps, optical lattices, interferometry, confocal microscopy, photon correlation experiments. Proven experience with measurement instruments e.g. high-rate oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator, relay card, source measure units, pulsed lasers. Proven ability to design an experiment Proven ability to collect, analyse and interpret experimental data NOTE: experience with quantum light detectors is not a requirement: candidates with and without this experience are encouraged to apply. Programming skills (Python preferred) for instrumentation and data analysis. Excellent problem-solving skills. Good communication skills. A proactive, positive and creative mindset. Benefits 25 days annual leave + UK Bank Holidays Free and confidential Health & Wellbeing support Auto-enrolment pension scheme provided by SMART pensions Flexible working from home options Complimentary fruit and drinks (when in the office) Casual dress Company events Onsite parking available 10-minute cycle from Cambridge Station, under 1h from Kings Cross London Place of work Nu Quantum is currently working from home. We will be safely transitioning back into our offices and labs in autumn 2020. Diversity & Inclusion We strive to create a diverse environment and to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to national origin, age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or religious background. What we do at Nu Quantum Illuminating the quantum revolution. At Nu Quantum we make quantum devices which can emit and detect single-photons. Our devices underpin those quantum systems which make single photons carry quantum information or interact in sophisticated ways, to arrive at a new era of communications, simulation, computing, sensing and metrology. By combining novel materials and semiconductor technology, the Nu Quantum components achieve new capabilities and groundbreaking enhanced performance. History of Nu Quantum Nu Quantum was founded in late 2018 to commercialise cutting-edge research spun out of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The company is backed by a syndicate of world-class investors led by Amadeus Capital Partners, and has been awarded several multi-million government projects. Nu Quantum is now growing a world-class multi-disciplinary team in Cambridge, where they are building their headquarters and state-of-the-art labs, and plan to launch their first quantum product in 2021. Working at Nu Quantum We’re a fast-paced and rapidly-growing start up, with a friendly, supportive and ambitious approach. We have a strong culture of trust and respect and can offer lots of varied opportunities and responsibilities for our teams to take ownership of and grow with. We value creativity, integrity, ambition, meaningful teamwork, and fun. We are looking for people with drive and passion. You will be collaborating with a growth minded, diverse team. NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs.

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