We are seeking an exceptional experimental quantum scientist or engineer to join our technical team developing advanced optical technologies for the cloud. The project will be based at state-of-the-art optics Lab in Microsoft Research Cambridge. The project will involve working with free-space optical setups, ultrafast lasers, and advanced microwave electronics.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in optics, experimental quantum physics or related discipline (electrical engineering, nanosciences, etc) or degree plus equivalent professional experience.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD solid-state quantum emitters.
The successful candidate must be skilled and bring a strong experimental background in several of the following areas:
High resolution optical microscopy
Photonic integrated circuit design and nanofabrication
In addition, the candidate must possess the following skills:
Instrument control (in Python), data analysis and acquisition
Able to work independently with minimal supervision towards defined task milestones within a team environment
Strong understanding of quantum phenomena in materials in nanoscale
Good organizational skills, capable of managing multiple simultaneous tasks effectively
Besides their qualifications for experimental research, candidates should in general provide a high degree of independence, a genuine interest in exploring new physics and technologies, and a general motivation to perform work in a highly collaborative spirit.
The candidate must have at least 4-5 years’ experience working in an optical laboratory environment. Ideally, their research record should be demonstrated by strong publications in Journals and top conferences.
Compelling Story & Candidate Value Proposition
The successful candidate will join a world leading team of optical, electronic, mechanical and software engineers developing solutions to the most challenging and important technological problems.
About Microsoft Research Ltd
Here at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, we truly aspire to transform the world through deep research.
The Cloud Infrastructure team is engaged in several cutting-edge research programs to revolutionise storage, computing, and networking at cloud scale using advanced optical technologies. To this end we have assembled an interdisciplinary team including computer scientists, machine learning experts, optical scientists, industrial designers, electronic engineers, and mechanical engineers. To be successful in such a team requires an openness and aptitude to learn some of the skills and vocabulary of the other disciplines.
The global scale of the Microsoft cloud provides our team with opportunities to transform the technology underpinning modern society. For example, we are using holographic optical technology to change the way the cloud can store and rapidly access data; we are rethinking computation to improve throughput and reduce energy consumption; and we are working on next-generation data networks with higher bandwidth and greater efficiency. All these projects involve the co-design of software and hardware to achieve the best possible overall solution.