Quantum Photonics Researcher

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    December 6, 2021
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Toshiba EMEA

Toshiba Europe Ltd are at the forefront of research on photonic quantum information systems and devices. We invite applications for the post of Research Scientist in the Quantum Information Group of the Cambridge Research Laboratory. The successful candidate will conduct experimental research on novel fibre optic and free space quantum cryptography systems.


  • Devising new schemes for quantum cryptography and communications
  • Building optical set ups and interfacing with high speed electronics
  • Designing and implementing software to control experimental set ups
  • Managing a lab, including procurement of equipment and parts
  • Analysing experimental data and simulating performance
  • Writing scientific papers, reports and design notes
  • Conference presentations and internal reporting
  • Communication with collaborators in the UK and Europe


  • A PhD in Physics, Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Deep knowledge of optics, fibre optics and electronics
  • Several years of hands on experience of research on optical or fibre-optical systems
  • Good understanding of protocols and experimental approaches for quantum cryptography
  • Track record of world leading research in photonic systems or devices
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Toshiba EMEA