Quantum Scientist (Applied)

· Oxford, Oxfordshire
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Contract Type:  Full-time

Location:  Office-based, flexible work-from-home days
We are able to sponsor visas for skilled workers, and applications from outside the UK are welcome.

Salary: At Oxford Ionics we are looking for the best talent to join our team and we believe in paying them what they’re worth, so we provide highly competitive compensation packages including equity.

You Might be a Great fit for this Position if…

You are a lab quantum physicist

You will be working in the lab with ion traps from day one, but you don’t need to come in as an expert. We are looking for outstanding scientists who are keen to contribute to our mission. We particularly value fields involving coherent control of quantum systems, whatever form it takes (our current team comes from backgrounds including ions, atoms, and quantum dots).

You work on implementing quantum algorithms or simulations

If your research involves doing complex things with quantum systems we’d love to hear from you, whether it’s running algorithms on quantum computers or studying dynamics in quantum simulators.

You research architectures for quantum devices

We’re building hardware that scales. If you’re kept awake at night thinking about the challenges that entails, you’ll find a team here working on the problems you find interesting.

Why work with Oxford Ionics?


We care about building technology that empowers people to do the impossible, whether it’s designing new drugs or solving complex optimization problems. Oxford Ionics is an inclusive and supportive work environment, with the resources to learn, grow, and work collaboratively to develop cutting-edge technology.


You will be working to solve unique, never-before-solved challenges with a world-class team of scientists and engineers. We work across fields including algorithm design, microfabrication, opto-mechanical engineering, vacuum design, and radiofrequency electronics.


You will be well-supported by a team that brings experts from a wide range of disciplines. We have a non-hierarchical structure, which allows everyone to contribute to finding the right answer; we’re excited to learn from the unique insights that you will bring.


Our labs are located in Begbroke Science Park close to the beautiful city of Oxford, with great transport links to the university and rail links to London. We are able to sponsor visas for skilled workers, so applications from outside the UK are welcome.


We accommodate flexible working hours and up to 4 days a week remote work is possible with this role.


We offer highly competitive compensation packages including equity, a cycle to work scheme and, as of September, we will also offer a healthcare package.

At Oxford Ionics we know that diversity of thought and different approaches to problem solving breed innovation. We are looking for the most talented people with diverse backgrounds, lives, cultures and perspectives to support our ground-breaking work. Our policies and practices around holiday, flexible working and inclusive parental leave are here to support you. 

If you're smart and good at what you do, we want you on our team

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
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  • Minimum Experience