Research Scientist - Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptosystems
UK - Cambridge

Job Reference: 000436

Location: UK - Cambridge

Closing Date: 14/07/2023

Job Posted Date: 19/05/2023

Salary: Competitive

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Business Type: Research & Development

Toshiba Europe Limited has pioneered the development of quantum communication systems over the past decade, setting new standards for cryptography and data security. We invite applications for the post of Research Scientist in the Quantum Information Group at the Cambridge Research Laboratory. The successful candidate will lead work on analysing the physical security of actual quantum cryptography systems.

The successful candidate will partipate in the design and execution of implementation security for quantum cryptography systems. You will join a dynamic and world-leading organisation, working alongside a team of researchers and engineers, and playing a major role in the research and development of next-generation secure communication products.


  • Work closely with the rest of the implementation security team to understand and solve quantum cryptography implementation security related problems
  • Analyse implementation security of real-world quantum cryptography systems
  • Develop security solutions for quantum cryptography systems
  • Simulate real world quantum cryptography systems and optimise performance
  • Write technical design and test documentation
  • Contribute to efforts in developing global standards for quantum technology


  • A PhD in Physics, Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Good understanding of experimental approaches to quantum cryptography
  • Track record of world leading research in quantum communication
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Motivation to work in a mutlidisciplinary team, demonstrate excellent communication skills and time management to successfully drive projects


  • Deep knowledge of quantum cryptography protocols and security proofs
  • Experience with quantum random number generation
  • Competency with Linux, Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW and Bash


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