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Job Opportunities


PhD Studentships in Quantum Communications x 2

Two EPSRC funded DTP studentships are available in the Department of Engineering as part of the Quantum Communications hub ( Research areas of interest include (i) continuous variable quantum key distribution to enhance the secure key rate over metropolitian sized networks and (ii) integrated quantum secure routers, where photonic integration is used to realise routers which are able to distribute both classical and quantum signals simultaneously in a reconfigurable quantum enabled network. The technologies developed will be implemented in the UK Quantum Network (UKQN) being set up by the Quantum Communications Hub in Cambridge and linked to the EPSRC National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service. Opportunities will exist to collaborate with other University and industrial partners within the Quantum Communications hub.

The projects are suitable for candidates with a good first degree (or Masters pass) in Electronic Engineering, or Physics. The successful candidates will have interests, and preferably some experience in photonics generally and quantum communications in particular.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The award covers all University fees and provides a tax-free stipend of £14,296 p.a. (index linked). The studentship is available for UK and EEA students who meet the UK residency requirements. Students from EEA countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award.

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Professor Ian White (

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Portal before the deadline: making sure to mention Centre for Photonic Systems research group and/or the name of Prof. White in the form

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