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Research Engineer in Software Engineering for Quantum Cryptography in Networks Full Time

at University of Bristol Bristol in Bristol (Published at 20-04-2021)

The role

Applications welcome from talented software engineers with experience in developing secure communications and network applications. Here we aim to apply your skill set to help in the development of quantum photonic communication and quantum key distribution (QKD) technologies. Key project areas will be software for entanglement networks, free space QKD and satellite QKD. This opportunity is suitable for both recently qualified post-doctoral researchers and applicants that are more experienced.

What will you be doing?

As a member of the Quantum Engineering Technologies Labs (QETLabs) you will contribute to the team at Bristol working on quantum communications networking. This project feeds into the £24M EPSRC-funded Quantum Technologies Hub in Quantum Communications, and as a result, you will have the opportunity to work with theoretical and experimental researchers within the university, as well as external collaborators and industrial partners.

You should apply if

By creating drivers, encryption and decryption programs, efficient information processing and other software solutions for commercial devices and bespoke future technologies, you will contribute to innovative research in quantum communications and cryptography through the deployment of team developed innovations. Some prior experience with quantum systems or optics is welcome but not essential for this role.

Additional information

This position is full-time (flexible working options are considered) and is open ended to 30th November 2022 with possibility of extension subject to future funding. QET Labs is committed to helping researchers become independent academics and have extensive experience in aiding PDRAs with fellowship applications.

Appointment will be made at Grade I (Pathway 2a) or Grade J (Pathway 2b) depending on experience.

For informal queries, please contact: Emily Fitz ([email protected])

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog:

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Available documents

  • ACAD105187 Job Description.pdf

  • SCEEM background information (EENG).pdf




Open ended / Full time


26 Apr 2021


Faculty of Engineering


Grade I £33,797 - £38,017 per annum. Grade J £38,017 - £42,792 per annum

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