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Research Associates

Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

The Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics (AMOP) Group of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work on cutting edge experiments on quantum information processing with semiconductor quantum dot systems. The work will focus on investigating new possibilities to create quantum interfaces to convert stationary qubits (spins in quantum dots) into flying qubits (single photons).

The post requires extensive experience with experimental quantum optics with either atoms or solids, in particular with semiconductor quantum dots or optically active colour centres in diamond.

The appointment will be on the Research Associate scale at a level determined by skills and experience. Expenses for travel associated with the project are provided. The position has a starting date of 1st April 2016, but can be negotiated.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter, list of publications in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

This post has a proposed start date of 1st April 2016.

Anticipated date for interviews: between February 15th and February 25th, 2016.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2019 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information on the scientific details may be obtained from: Prof Mete Atature ( Inquiries on the administrative part may be obtained from: Ms Pam Smith, AMOP Group, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, tel: (01223) 766298 (

Please quote reference KA07999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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