Job opportunity: Application Engineer Prototyping and Demonstration

Applications are now open for an Application Engineer Prototyping and Demonstration for the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham.

You will interact closely with a focussed group of businesses that currently operate in markets where Quantum Technology could potentially play a fundamental role. These include users of gravity gradient sensing for underground surveys in the areas of civil engineering, railway construction and oil and minerals, but also may extend to users of precision oscillators and clocks in the areas of communications and radar, and also reach into Space instrumentation.

You will be expected to specify and drive the development of one or more prototypes/systems, translating the knowledge of a team of physicists into robust engineering. These prototypes in turn would influence those targeted companies and help them understand how Quantum Technology could be of benefit to them.

You will play a leading role in technical project management and a technical facilitator role, ensuring that a diverse multi-disciplinary research team delivers key technical objectives of the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology Technology Transfer Centre major research projects. This will involve a management and facilitating role, involving significant leadership responsibility, ability to understand the bigger picture of our long-term research vision, outstanding people and communications skills, and a broad understanding of engineering, computing and technology.

For further information, and to make an application, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx (Vacancy reference: 58675).