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QRNG Experimental Scientist

Nu Quantum is developing commercial quantum random number generation technology. You will be part of the team developing the optics behind the Nu Quantum QRNG products and contribute to the design and implementation of novel ways in which to demonstrate randomness using quantum optical setups.

In addition, you will be contributing and working alongside the scientists and engineers developing the other products in the Nu Quantum portfolio.


Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • First-class degree in a numerate subject such as electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics.
  • PhD in experimental quantum physics. Skills:
    • Experimental optics
    • Proven ability to design an experiment
    • Proven ability to collect, analyse and interpret experimental data
    • Understanding of quantum mechanics / quantum systems
  • Programming skills for instrumentation and data analysis
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, proactive thinking, and a positive mindset.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Creative


25 days annual leave + UK Bank Holidays

Free and confidential Health & Wellbeing support

Auto-enrolment pension scheme provided by SMART pensions

Flexible working from home options

Complimentary fruit and drinks (when in the office)

Casual dress

Company events

Onsite parking available

10-minute cycle from Cambridge Station, under 1h from Kings Cross London


Place of work

Nu Quantum is currently working from home. We will be safely transitioning back into our offices and labs in autumn 2020.

Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to create a diverse environment and to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to national origin, age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or religious background.

What we do at Nu Quantum

Illuminating the quantum revolution.

At Nu Quantum we make quantum devices which can emit and detect single-photons. Our devices underpin those quantum systems which make single photons carry quantum information or interact in sophisticated ways, to arrive at a new era of communications, simulation, computing, sensing and metrology. By combining novel materials and semiconductor technology, the Nu Quantum components achieve new capabilities and groundbreaking enhanced performance.

History of Nu Quantum

Nu Quantum was founded in late 2018 to commercialise cutting-edge research spun out of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The company is backed by a syndicate of world-class investors led by Amadeus Capital Partners, and has been awarded several multi-million government projects. Nu Quantum is now growing a world-class multi-disciplinary team in Cambridge, where they are building their headquarters and state-of-the-art labs, and plan to launch their first quantum product in 2021.

Working at Nu Quantum

We’re a fast-paced and rapidly-growing start up, with a friendly, supportive and ambitious approach. We have a strong culture of trust and respect and can offer lots of varied opportunities and responsibilities for our teams to take ownership of and grow with. We value creativity, integrity, ambition, meaningful teamwork, and fun. We are looking for people with drive and passion. You will be collaborating with a growth minded, diverse team.