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Senior Research Fellow, Department of Physics

Egham, United Kingdom
£47,719 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

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Department of Physics

Location: Egham
Salary: £47,719 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time, Fixed Term
Closing Date: 23:59 hours GMT on Sunday 24 March 2024
Reference: 0224-061

Full Time, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics.

This will be a key role in the project “Silencing the noise in quantum circuits by a Quantum fluid Bath – SQuBa”, a joint project between the Quantum Technology Department at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Royal Holloway University of London. This project, recently funded by EPSRC (EP/Y022627/1), is founded on an internationally unique combination of interdisciplinary expertise in superconducting quantum techology, benchmarking of qubits, study of decoherence sources in such devices, quantum fluids and ultra-low temperature technology.

The candidate will join a team of seven investigators at Royal Holloway, where this post will be based, and two RHUL/NPL joint PhD students, with a further student to join in October 2024. In this joint project, the candidate will work alongside the team at NPL.  We are collaborating with the following project partners: SQMS Quantum Center (Fermilab); Chalmers University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; University of Glasgow, Louisiana State University, Google Quantum AI, Oxford Instruments.

You will have prior experience in low temperature technology, including dilution refrigeration, qubit manipulation and readout, and associated rf technology. You will have computer programming skills, and experience of simulation packages. You will be a good communicator and the ability to work in a collaborative team, with national and international partners.

We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is fixed for 3 years from May 2024 and is based in Egham, Surrey where the University 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 John Saunders, at 

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0224-061

Closing Date: 23:59, Sunday 24 March 2024

Interview Date: w/c 8 April 2024

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification


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The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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