Join us!

We recruit motivated experimental scientists at all levels who want to work at the frontiers of quantum science and technology.

We offer a stimulating intellectual environment, membership of a top-rated and international research department, and training at the forefront of quantum electronics. Exceptional facilities available to the group include:

  • Unique cryogenic equipment in the Low-temperature Physics lab. Very few groups have access to temperatures below 1 mK, but we are one of them.
  • State-of-the art lab space. The recently commissioned IsoLab is one of the most advanced environments for studying quantum effects in controlled conditions.
  • An advanced nanofabrication facility operating in class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms.

The historic city of Lancaster is close to spectacular coastlines, the rugged Forest of Bowland, and the famous Lake District. It has excellent road and rail links and an affordable quality of life.

Prospective postdocs

Please contact Dr Laird to discuss upcoming openings. We are also eager to support independent fellowship applications from qualified candidates.

Prospective graduate students

See graduate admissions and funding.

Prospective undergraduate interns

Please email Dr Laird with a short CV. Previous interns have synthesized carbon nanotubes, built electronic circuits, and simulated quantum devices. Future projects may resemble those listed under MPhys projects page.

Most of our interns are Lancaster undergraduates recruited through the Department’s regular summer programme but we are open to outstanding candidates from elsewhere.

Prospective MPhys project students

Projects are advertised to the Lancaster MPhys cohort usually in May each year. If you are interested in doing a project in the group, you are welcome to discuss your interests. Recently advertised projects are on the MPhys projects page.


Home-built ten-channel voltage source for tuning a cryogenic measurement circuit. This instrument was built by our summer intern, Kelvin Lui.