Careers

At Oxford Ionics, we are always looking for determined, motivated, and ambitious individuals to work with us. If you're interested in working for us but do not fit the positions advertised below, then please email us at jobs@oxionics.com

Mechanical Engineer


Oxford Ionics is a start-up building the next generation of Quantum Computers. We combine
the world’s highest quality qubits – trapped ions – with unique electronic qubit control
technology to achieve world-leading performance.


Located in Begbroke Science Park on the outskirts of Oxford, we are an agile, ambitious,
and research-oriented company working at the cutting edge of technology.


Role and Responsibilities

To support our rapidly growing team, we are hiring a highly skilled mechanical engineer. You
will work closely with a team of Quantum Scientists and Engineers combining cutting-edge
quantum information research with precision opto-mechanical and cryogenic engineering to
build world-leading quantum computers. You will design complex mechanical, optical,
vacuum and cryogenic assemblies from specification development through to component-
level design, assembly, testing and integration into our R&D systems. Taking charge of
mechanical aspects of our R&D systems, you will drive their development at the systems
level and help to shape the direction our technology takes.

 

Responsibilities include:
-    Working with our Quantum Hardware team to develop system requirements
-    Designing complex mechanical, optical, vacuum and cryogenic assemblies
-    Developing and maintaining CAD/CAE models of complex mechanical assemblies

 

Essential
-    Experience in a relevant filed of precision mechanical engineering and design (opto-
mechanics, UHV, cryogenics)
-    Passion for system-level design
-    Strong background in CAD/CAE (e.g. SolidWorks)
-    Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work as part of a team
-    Independent project and time management, ability to work to tight deadlines

 

Desirable Experience
-    Opto-mechanics
-    Ultra-high vacuum
-    Cryogenics
-    Numerical modelling (e.g. thermal, vibration, stress)
-    Optical systems design (e.g. using Zemax)

 

Benefits
We offer a competitive package including share options. Flexible and partial remote working
will be considered.


How to Apply
We’re looking for people to help us shape the future of computing. If you think you’re suitable for
this role then we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at jobs@oxionics.com


Closing date Friday 9th October 2020.

Senior Scientist


Oxford Ionics is a start-up building the next generation of Quantum Computers. We combine
the world’s highest quality qubits – trapped ions – with unique electronic qubit control
technology to achieve world-leading performance.


Located in Begbroke Science Park on the outskirts of Oxford, we are an agile, ambitious,
and research-oriented company working at the cutting edge of technology. 


Role and Responsibilities

To support our rapidly growing team, we are hiring an outstanding Senior Scientist. You will help lead a team of Scientists and Engineers to build world-leading quantum computers. 
 

Responsibilities include:
-    Participate in design, assembly and testing of trapped-ion quantum computers
-    Optimize the performance of coherent operations within our systems
-    Implement and characterise quantum algorithms on our quantum computers

 

Essential
-    PhD in physics, engineering, or computer science
-    Experience with control of quantum systems
-    Independently motivated with strong leadership skills

 

Desirable Experience
-    Experience working with ion traps
-    Experience experimentally implementing quantum algorithms / simulations

 

Location 

Oxfordshire
 

Benefits
We offer a competitive package including share options. Flexible and partial remote working
will be considered.


How to Apply
We’re looking for people to help us shape the future of computing. If you think you’re suitable for
this role then we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at jobs@oxionics.com. 


Closing date Friday 9th October 2020.

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