Post-doc position, "Spin qubits in SiC quantum devices"

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Friday, June 21, 2019

We offer a 3-years post-doctoral position for a motivated researcher to join our work on spin qubits in silicon carbide (SiC). Colour centres in SiC have recently be shown to uniquely combine excellent spin properties with ultrastable optical transitions for spin-photon interfacing (see, for example, our collaborative work publish in Nature Communications 10, 1954). Our goal is to push the limits in controlling individual electron and nuclear spins in silicon carbide, to demonstrate quantum devices in a technologically-mature semiconductor platform.
The researcher is expected to contribute to the research activities in the group, taking a leading role in designing and carrying out experiments and in supervising junior researchers.

Where: the research will be carried out in the Quantum Photonics Lab at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), under the supervision of Dr Cristian Bonato. The Quantum Photonics Lab (QPL), jointly led by Dr Bonato and Prof Gerardot, works on quantum devices in different material platforms, such as diamond, SiC, “beyond graphene” 2D materials and III-V semiconductors. The lab hosts state-of-the-art facilities, including several cryostats, superconducting single-photon detectors, tuneable lasers and radio-frequency equipment for high-fidelity spin manipulation.

Who: we are looking for a researcher with a passion for experimental science and a background in quantum technology. Previous expertise on quantum optics and/or microwave qubit control is welcome, but motivated candidates with different backgrounds will be considered.
We are looking for candidates to start as soon as possible. However, please do get in touch even if you are interested but are only available at a later stage.

Please contact Dr Cristian Bonato ( for inquiries (preferably before the 21th June 2019).