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Studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs

Webinar presented by Professor Kai Bongs, Director, UK Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology, Professor Miles Padgett, Principal Investigator, QuantIC, Professor Ian Walmsley, Director, NQIT, Professor Tim Spiller, Director, Quantum Communications Hub

Studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs

25th May 2017 3pm BST

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The UK Quantum Technology Hubs led by the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York are offering fully funded PhD studentships in the areas of sensing and metrology, enhanced imaging, quantum computing and secure communications. Find out more about each hub’s research and their partners, and the studentship opportunities available.

The UK Quantum Technology Hubs are part of the UK government’s £270 million National Quantum Technologies Programme set up to exploit the potential of quantum science and develop a range of emerging technologies with the potential to benefit the UK.

 

 

Answers to questions asked during the live webcast, but not answered due to time restraints:

 

Are all the PhD programs suitable for EU students too?

Yes, absolutely, all projects can be picked up by students with a standard Physics degree whether obtained in the UK or in some EU countries. UK students are eligible for a full award, i.e. both fees and stipend at the standard EPSRC rates, while EU students are usually eligible for fees only awards, unless they have already been resident in the UK for a continuous period of three years plus, at the time of the application.

 

What about the postdoctoral? Is there opportunities to work in these fields?

All Hubs regularly advertise postdoctoral vacancies on quantum technologies. For more information on current vacancies, please email individual hubs or check their websites

 

To what extent should one already be qualified to apply for one of these PhD studentships?

This particular cohort of studentships have a start date of October 2017 (some exceptions might apply - please check with individual hubs for more detail) so in this sense, they are appropriate for people who are currently finalising their undergraduate studies. It is envisaged that further awards will be made available in the future, so we suggest that future applicants keep in touch with the Hubs by their websites and Twitter accounts for further information and updates.

 

Are there going to be any PhD-ships at University of Cambridge?

The University of Cambridge is an academic partner of the Quantum Communications Hub and at the moment, there is no studentship available there although such an award may become available at a future date. As it is unclear what your research interest is, we also suggest that you check the other individual Hubs’ websites as all the Hubs work with a number of universities.

 

A Masters is requested however I took a different route, where I have taken my third year out to do a sandwich student year at STFC. So I will leave university with only a BSc. I feel the year on placement has put me on a good footing, could I still appeal? Or is the Masters degree absolutely necessary?

By all means, please feel free to apply - all applications will be judged on their own merit.

 

I am already doing PhD in CUSAT, India in the topic of Quantum Optics. Is it possible to do collaboration research in this project?

Unfortunately, it would be difficult to incorporate non-EU partners in collaborations on studentship awards.

 

How would you select Ph.d. students?

All applications are judged on their own merit. We are looking for enthusiastic scientists with a good first degree (ideally a 1st or 2.1) and interest in the technologies we are developing. Background of quantum might not be necessary for all projects, depending on whether the award of interest is of an engineering (experimental nature). We strongly advise that all interested applicants contact the potential supervisors for more information on the individual projects. All applicants will be asked to submit an online application form and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview by a panel of academic and (where appropriate) also industrial partners.

 

How long are the available studentships likely to be on offer? I’m still to finish my final year of my degree next year however I don’t want to miss out the opportunity but I need to wait until 2018.

This particular cohort of studentships have a start date of October 2017 (although some exceptions might apply and you should check with the individual Hubs’s website for moredetail) so in this sense, they are appropriate for people who are currently finalising their undergraduate studies. It is envisaged that further awards will be made available in the future, so future applicants please keep on checking the Hubs’ websites and Twitter accounts for further information.

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