Global Talent Programme

The Department of Physics welcomes applications for Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship (tenure-track) and Reader/Professor (senior academic) positions in the fields below:

Chancellor’s Fellowship and Professorship/Readership in Quantum Technologies

These early career and senior posts are in support of our vision to enhance our vibrant environment translating quantum physics from basic research through interdisciplinary technology development to disruptive industrial applications. Applications are particularly welcomed in the field of quantum optics and quantum technologies (in both experiment and theory). We are interested in applicants with expertise in the implementation or applications of quantum computing, including quantum algorithms, or in quantum simulation and many-body physics. We also particularly encourage experimentalists in areas related to quantum optics and quantum photonics, broadly defined.

Strathclyde has established a position as a leading UK centre for quantum optics and quantum technologies covering activities from fundamental and applied research through technology development to industrialisation. The commitment to supporting this area of research is evidenced by several recent appointments. We currently have in excess of 20 academic staff, more than 30 research staff and about 60 postgraduate students in this research area.

Our theoretical programme across quantum and nonlinear optics and many-body physics complements a large experimental programme across cold gases and solid state physics. The primary experimental interests in laser/atom interactions range from the application of cold atoms in quantum computing and quantum simulation through atom interferometry and atomic clocks to novel sensing modalities with thermal atoms. In addition to this we have recently launched new programmes in solid-state quantum nanoscience research and silicon technologies for quantum computing. In parallel with this we are advancing many of the underpinning photonics technologies in our Institute of Photonics, which is collocated with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics. Further strategic partnerships within our growing Quantum Cluster, including strong links to national and local industry and the National Physical Laboratory.

We are particularly looking for candidates aiming to lead research programmes that engage with the national and international Quantum Technologies landscape, including developing new external partnerships across academia and industry.

Informal enquiries can be directed to, or

Chancellor’s Fellowship in Integrated Photonics/Integrated Quantum Photonics

Candidates for a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship are sought whose core research interests align with the integrated photonics group at the Department’s Institute of Photonics. This group is led by Michael Strain, Lucia Caspani and Martin Dawson and has a focus on hybrid materials integration for micro and nano-photonic devices, and planar waveguide platforms for on-chip non-linear and quantum optics.  The group is based in the Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde and operates a comprehensive cleanroom facility that has been recently augmented with a high resolution UV direct write laser lithography system.  The facility also hosts a unique, custom transfer-printing system that underpins activities in nanoscale accurate photonic device assembly.  The Institute’s optical labs are equipped with a wide range of opto-electronic measurement equipment, including state-of-the-art single photon sensitive measurement systems.

The group has a strong focus on applications-driven research and has developed a significant partnership with the UK’s only Fraunhofer research centre, the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, co-located in the Technology and Innovation Centre, which is prominent in quantum technology R&D.  This collaboration enables knowledge transfer activities and opportunities for industrially driven projects complementing fundamental research programmes.

Chancellor’s Fellow candidates are sought with an established track record and core interests in the areas of integrated waveguide optics, novel photonic materials and integration, and/or applications in non-linear and quantum photonics.  Expertise in micro and nano-fabrication is particularly desirable. Informal enquiries can be directed to

Interested candidates will find more information and application details on the Global Talent Programme pages.

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 28th February 2021.