University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Position ID:University of Cambridge-Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics-NAMEDPROFESSORSHIP [#20603, LE29128]
Position Title: Leigh Trapnell Professorship of Quantum Physics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0WA, United Kingdom
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Computing
Appl Deadline:2022/03/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/23, listed until 2022/03/07)
Position Description:    

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The Board of Electors to the Leigh Trapnell Professorship of Quantum Physics invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the broadly defined fields of quantum information theory and/or theoretical quantum computation, to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in quantum information science and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 7 March 2022.

Professor Colm-cille P. Caulfield, Head of DAMTP and Convenor of Board of Electors:

Please quote reference LE29128 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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