ColdQuanta UK

We seek a self-motivated entrepreneurial scientist or engineer who will become the second employee of ColdQuanta UK.  The candidate will have the opportunity to develop a cutting edge research and development program to further ColdQuanta’s goal to become a world leader in the quantum technologies space. The candidate must have permission to work in the UK and be able to travel to the US and throughout Europe.

Position Overview

  • Evaluate, select and apply scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to the development of advanced technology to meet specific project needs.
  • Identify potential challenges and develop creative resolutions to meet project requirements
  • Help to develop additional funding opportunities.
  • Develop new components and systems for the ColdQuanta product line.
  • Develop technology to meet the goals of current projects and aid with the transition of projects into products.
  • Translate customer, partner and end user requirements into technology development activities.
  • Document project progress and identify, track and resolve any project issues.
  • Ensure timely execution of contract deliverables and act as liaison between partners and funding agencies
  • Contribute to external reports, publications and proposals; author/co-author papers, proposals, presentations and reports; give invited papers; attend project workshops and conferences.
  • Identify materials and components to meet project requirements; identify vendors to meet project needs;
  • Maintain and develop vendor relationships; match designs to vendor capabilities for project specifications.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Education: PhD in optics, atomic physics, or related field; similar MS with equivalent experience in ultra-high vacuum technology or laser cooling; related BS with exceptional qualifications may also be considered
  • Understanding of experimental physics systems, especially laser, vacuum, and magneto-optical traps.
  • Highly effective problem solver
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to present information to technical teams, business teams, government, academia and the public
  • Ability to prepare and follow project or proposal budgets
  • Ability to work and make steady technical progress independently
  • Entrepreneurial drive, intellectual agility and personal eagerness to develop with the needs of the business.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

Optics, Opto-mechanics, Fiber Optics, Electronics, Laser Cooling, Ultra-High Vacuum, Project Management
How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter highlighting qualifications to both:

Seema Hess, HR Manager – Max Perez, Project Manager –