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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Coherent Diamond Microcavity Systems


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Aug 22, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Quantum Engineering research group at the Department of Engineering Science and the Photonic Nanomaterials group at the Department of Materials (central Oxford).  The post is funded by the EPSRC QCS Hub and is fixed-term to September 30, 2024.


This project aims to develop high efficiency coherent photon extraction from a single group IV diamond colour center in a microcavity. You will be responsible for combining nanofabrication of micro-optical and diamond-based devices, low-temperature optical spectroscopy, and quantum optics protocols to the design and benchmarking of a high-efficiency quantum optical device. 


You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be closed to completion) in a discipline cognate to the project, and you should have extensive experience with experimental quantum optics and/or optical spectroscopy in the solid-state. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Dorian Gangloff (email: or Prof Jason Smith (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on 22 August 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Prof Dorian Gangloff

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