Chair in Quantum Information Technology (Theoretical)

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Department of Physics is seeking a scientist with an international reputation in theoretical Quantum Information Technology (QIT) to advance the University’s ground-breaking work within the field.

The Role
The successful candidate will engage with both theorists and experimentalists to complement related research within the Condensed Matter Physics Group. The candidate is also expected to interact with the wider QIT community within the University, which is spread over various Departments. He/She will help advance the University of York’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Quantum Information Technology.

The Candidate
• International leadership in a research area within Quantum Information Technology (QIT)
• Track record of leadership and managerial skills applied to large groups and/or scientific divisions.
• Proven ability to attract Research Council, EU, and/or industrial funding for research grants
• Recognised knowledge in some/all of the following subject matters: solid state quantum computation, quantum metrology, quantum communication and networking, quantum coherence and decoherence, quantum optics, spin dynamics and spin chains is highly desirable
• Strong commitment to the promotion of teaching and learning

Quantum Information Technologies at York
Quantum Information Technologies is an expanding area of strategic importance at the University. Recent support to this area has seen the appointment of two additional lecturers in QIT, in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics respectively.

The University of York is one of Britain’s leading universities, with an excellent reputation in teaching and research. It was placed in the top ten UK universities by the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008).

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Research Committee, Dr Irene D’Amico ( or the Head of Department, Professor Sarah Thompson ( Alternatively for a confidential discussion contact Paul Ellison ( the Recruitment Adviser on +44 (0)1904 324865.

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale, current minimum £54,826 per annum.

Closing date: midnight on 3 November 2013. Interviews will be held in York on 4 December 2013.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity. The Department of Physics has programmes in place to promote equality of opportunity including institutional Athena Swan Silver and departmental Juno Practitioner awards.