Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Superconducting Quantum Devices, Parawave

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 to £42,456 per annum - including London Allowance
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Physics

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 to £42,456 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Full time, Fixed term

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Superconducting Quantum Devices – Parawave Project in the Department of Physics.

The role holder will carry out research as part of the European Metrology Programme research grant “Parawave”, a consortium of National Metrology Institutes (NPL, PTB, INRIM) and Universities (RHUL, Lancaster) focusing on the creation of a new type of superconducting parametric quantum limited microwave amplifier. The post will be based at RHUL where the project is led by Prof Phil Meeson.

Eligible applicants will hold a PhD in Physics with preference given to those with a track record in experimental superconducting quantum device research, including superconducting quantum device modelling and design, nanofabrication and milliKelvin RF measurement.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Superconducting Quantum Devices research group focusing on the creation, operation and verification of a quantum limited Josephson travelling wave parametric amplifier in fulfilment of the purposes of the research grant award. The post holder will lead aspects of device design, fabrication and testing and help provide training to PhD students in the research group. The post holder will be expected to write or contribute to technical reports, research publications and research grant proposals and engage with members of the research group, the Parawave consortium and the wider scientific community.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Phil Meeson at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Royal Holloway and the Department of Physics value, and are committed to, equality and diversity and support and encourage applications from all sections of the community. We recognise the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0120-024
Closing Date:  Midnight, 10 March 2020
Interview Date: TBC