We are seeking up to two postdoctoral researchers to study quantum nanomechanics using superconducting qubits with moveable junctions.
For more information, see https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=0460-22-R. We can appoint at either of the two standard postdoc grades, i.e. Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, depending on your experience.
Coupling between a mechanical resonator and a qubit is a key to controlling single phonons, to creating ultra-sensitive detectors for force and displacement, and ultimately to studying mesoscopic quantum superpositions of millions of nucleons. Our approach is to make superconducting circuits whose Josephson junctions are themselves moving. We will use suspended carbon nanotubes or graphene nano-membranes, which as well as being excellent Josephson materials are high-quality mechanical resonators. In this way we will enter a largely unexplored regime of hybrid quantum electromechanics. This work is in collaboration with the group of Jon Prance.