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Research Engineer in Software Engineering for Quantum Cryptography in Networks

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Recruiter: University of Bristol
Listed on: 19th November
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £34,304 - £43,434
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

The role

Applications welcome from talented software engineers with experience in coding (C++ and Python), information theory, and or working in a laboratory environment. Here we aim to apply your skill set to help in the development of quantum communication which is a next generation ultra-secure communication technique.

You will be a member of the Quantum Engineering Technologies Labs (QET Labs) you will contribute to the team at Bristol working on quantum communications networking. This project feeds into the £24M EPSRC-funded Quantum Technologies Hub in Quantum Communications and various other smaller projects.  

What will you be doing?

You will develop software for fibre optic quantum networks and free space satellite quantum key exchange. Detailed tasks could range from implementation of hash functions, error correction algorithms, privacy amplification, GUIs for experiment control, software and drivers for operation of laboratory equipment. 

You should apply if

This opportunity is suitable for anyone with the passion and drive to work closely with scientists and engineers to build leading edge technologies. Experience with quantum technologies, a PhD or postdoctoral experience is welcomed but not essential.

This position is full-time (flexible working options are considered) and is open ended to 30th June 2023 with potential of extension subject to future funding. QET Labs is committed to helping researchers become independent academics and have extensive experience in aiding PDRAs with fellowship applications.

Appointment will be made at Grade I (Pathway 2a) or Grade J (Pathway 2b) depending on experience.

Additional information

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Closing date: 14 Dec 2021

Contact Name: University of Bristol
Reference: TJ/2881/ACAD105705
Job ID: 3007738

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