Nanofabrication Engineer

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ABOUT OQC

At Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) we are building quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries : from new drug modelisation to longer-lasting battery technology and portfolio optimisation. We are developing a cloud based quantum computer service – Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) – to help our customers improve their operations and trailblaze new commercial and scientific approaches. 

Our team is composed of 12 people with various backgrounds in quantum physics, nanotechnologies, hardware, and software. We are all bound by the desire to put OQC at the forefront of the quantum revolution and build a technology with practical applications in mind. 

ROLE OVERVIEW

As a nanofabrication engineer, you will draw on your previous professional experience to develop and execute robust, precise process flows to build the superconducting circuits at the heart of our quantum processors. You’ll have the opportunity to build from our current technology that already produces devices with competitive quantum coherence, and you will have access to a network of state-of-the-art fabrication facilities in the area. You will be a vital member of a team of physicists and electrical engineers working to develop our device fabrication to produce quantum processors with world-leading performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fabrication of superconducting devices for both R&D and product development 
  • Investigation and improvement of limiting factors to device coherence and fabrication precision 
  • Room-temperature test, characterisation and metrology of superconducting devices 
  • Design and implementation of procedures/tools to enhance throughput and precision
  • Work closely with device design teams to improve circuit performance
  • Help create, develop and maintain process documentation
  • Present work at internal meetings with clearly explained information

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required

  • Masters or Ph-D in Physics, Applied Physics, material science or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in nanofabrication in a cleanroom environment, performing multi-step nanofabrication autonomously
  • Specific experience with the following processes:
    • Electron-beam lithography of precisely defined sub-micron features
    • Wafer-scale photolithography with micron-resolution
    • Deposition of uniform thin films
  • Proficiency in mask design and 2D CAD software
  • Experience with electrical probe measurements
  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Highly adaptable, good communication and  interpersonal skills
  • Excellent collaborative problem-solving abilities that you are able to employ outside your own particular areas of expertise
  • Capability and eagerness to learn independently about new subject area(s) and underlying technologies

Desirable

  • Experience in an R&D or industrial cleanroom
  • A good understanding of superconducting device physics
  • Electron-beam shadow evaporation of sub-micron Josephson junctions
  • Experience with thin film deposition and metrology of superconducting materials
  • Familiarity with advanced metrology techniques and equipment (SEM, AFM, FIB)
  • Experience with simulation software (ANSYS HFSS)

LOCATION & TRAVEL

There will be a requirement for occasional travel throughout the UK and elsewhere abroad for meetings, conferences and engineering visits.

REMUNERATION 

Attractive remuneration based on experience.

 

APPLY NOW

Send us a cover letter and resume at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

About Oxford Quantum Circuits

At OQC we are not just hoping you’ll fit in our culture. We aspire to thrive, as a company and as people, thanks to your diversity of thought and background. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing our team members with a work environment free from discrimination, where everyone is treated with respect. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, talent and merit and all our colleagues share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to diversity. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or if you think we can do better with our recruitment process, please contact us at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com

We’d love to hear from you!