Current opportunities

Join the quantum technology revolution

The University of Sheffield is seeking to make four new appointments in the field of Quantum Technologies as part of its strategic investment plan. Three of these posts will be in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the fourth post will be in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.  

Further information about all four posts can be found on the University of Sheffield 'Jobs' web pages or by clicking the links below.  The closing date for all four posts is 22 January 2024.


UOS039475 - Professor in Quantum Technologies

UOS039464 - Early Career Research Fellow in Quantum Technologies

UOS039467 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantum Technologies

The Department of Physics & Astronomy (ranked first in the UK in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework) is seeking to appoint outstanding academics/early career researcher to work within our Quantum Physics and Technology Research Group. The group currently has 8 professors, 1 senior lecturer, 4 early-career research fellows, 17 post-doctoral researchers, and 20 PhD students. We work on experimental and theoretical projects in quantum physics including: III-V quantum dots, single-photon sources, polaritons, 2D materials, topological photonics, photonic quantum technologies, quantum error correction, quantum imaging and quantum metrology. We are supported by a broad base of research council grants and are part of the EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub. The group has state-of-the-art optical laboratories, and the University hosts world-class facilities in semiconductor epitaxial growth and nanofabrication. 

We welcome applications from aspiring leaders with expertise in either experimental or theoretical physics. We are seeking to make appointments to complement and strengthen our present research portfolio but will also consider applications in the broader field of quantum technologies should candidates with suitable experience present themselves.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Mark Fox -


UOS039476 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantum Technologies

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering you will have the opportunity to develop a program of research in quantum technology with colleagues in the Department’s Semiconductor Devices and Materials group, the National Epitaxy Facility, hosted in the Department, and with colleagues in Physics as part of the Sheffield Quantum Centre. We are looking for candidates within the field of Semiconductor Quantum Technologies, which may include quantum computing, quantum information technology and quantum sensing/metrology. We welcome applications from outstanding academics who are leaders, or aspiring leaders, in this emerging field.

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering, enjoys a long-standing reputation for world leading research in the areas of electromagnetics, semiconductors and communications. The Department was recently recognised as top 3 for its teaching and top 10 for research in the UK. Semiconductor research has been ongoing in the Department for over 50 years, during which we have developed unique facilities and expertise that have made Sheffield one of the top University research sites for semiconductor research in the UK.  

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Mark Hopkinson - - or Prof Jon Heffernan -

13 December 2023