This is a three-year postdoctoral position in the Beyond Binary Quantum Information research group led by Dr Mehul Malik at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences (IPAQS) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. The BBQ research group is a small, vibrant team of researchers working at the interface of quantum information theory and experiment, with a specific focus on exploring high-dimensional quantum photonic systems and applying them for enhancing modern quantum technologies.
You will be involved in cutting-edge research projects focusing on the study of quantum systems significantly beyond the qubit regime. Your research will aim at gaining exquisite control over the spatial and temporal structure of light, with the ultimate goal of pushing the information and noise limits of quantum information technologies. You will play an integral part in projects ranging from robust new tests of Quantum Mechanics to noise-resilient entanglement-based quantum communication, to name just a few.
This is a role with a significant amount of responsibility. It will involve overseeing all aspects of our group’s research—from supervising the activities of junior group members, to contributing to the planning and writing of external grant proposals. There is plenty of flexibility for pursuing your own research agenda as long as it is aligned with lab activities. You will have a strong support network for the development your own career through independent grant/fellowship applications. A willingness and ability to travel globally would be an advantage.
We are looking for a creative and driven researcher who is extremely passionate about research. You should hold (or have submitted) a PhD in Physics or subjects related to Quantum Information or Quantum Engineering, and have experience planning and leading experiments within an experimental photonics lab. A solid background in theoretical quantum information science is essential and experimental experience with photonic entanglement, spatial/temporal mode manipulation, and/or complex scattering media is preferred. In addition to the above, the candidate will be expected to: