Quantum Optics Technical Lead

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Quantum Optics Technical Lead

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

This is an opportunity for a Leader or Manager with significant experience in Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics to lead a technical team within a fast-growing start-up based in Cambridge.

With your leadership skills, you will guide this team and represent the business and its capabilities. It's a hugely exciting time for them, as they pioneer their quantum computing solutions into market, making a significant impact on business and society.

This organisation not only embraces diversity but is also a fun and supportive place to work. They are passionate and driven people. This is a great time to be joining the team as they put their footprint at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world's most complex issues today.

The Role:

  • Hands-on technical lead, managing a small team of scientists and engineers
  • Take the position of Quantum Optics and AMO Physics technical expert within the business
  • Liaise with customers' and partners' technical teams to translate product requirements
  • Present at international conferences
  • Write scientific and white papers

About You:

  • At least 5 years' relevant post-PhD technical experience, ideally with some industrial experience
  • Your technical and scientific areas of experimental expertise are likely to include:
    • Quantum Optics (single-photon experiments, spin-photon interfaces)
    • Cavity quantum electrodynamics (matter-photon interfaces)
    • Experimental optical setups, use of equipment
    • AMO Physics (e.g. ion trap design)
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver highly-complex technical projects
  • Proven leadership skills


  • 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
  • Free Health & Wellbeing support
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • Onsite parking
  • Casual dress
  • Healthy snacks in the office
  • Dedicated time for your professional development
  • Visa sponsorship if required