Research Scientist - Quantum Optical Systems
UK - Cambridge

Job Reference: 000185

Location: UK - Cambridge

Closing Date: 30/09/2021

Job Posted Date: 28/06/2021

Salary: Competitive

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Business Type: Research & Development

At Toshiba Europe Ltd, based in Cambridge, UK, we are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled scientist to join our experienced team working on quantum devices and systems. The successful applicant will research and develop laser based optical systems and components for novel secure quantum imaging and LiDAR applications. They will be engaged in multiple stages of development, from design and component characterisation to system prototyping and evaluation.


  • Design and simulation of optical systems for LiDAR
  • Creating and developing new ideas to improve LiDAR security and performance
  • Laboratory based experiments and characterisation of prototypes and components
  • Working as part of a team of scientists, engineers and PhD students
  • Writing scientific papers, internal and external reports, and presentations at conferences
  • Collaborating with partners in academia and industry

Essential requirements:

  • A PhD in Physics, Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Proven ability and achievements in optical or photonic research and development
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Track record of creativity and problem solving
  • Able to work individually and as a team member
  • Experience using simulation software
  • Desire to acquire new skills and work with new technologies

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of computer control programming environments, e.g., LabVIEW/Python/C++.
  • Expertise with quantum optical or laser based communication and imaging
  • Experience of laser development or electronic circuit design

Background information:
Quantum optical systems based on emission and sensing of single photons promise guaranteed secure communications and sensitive quantum imaging. Toshiba Europe Ltd. has a proven track record in research and development of quantum devices for such systems, including the first single and entangled photon LEDs, and the first GHz operation of 1550nm single photon avalanche diodes, and are a leading developer of quantum key distribution systems.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.