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Fully funded PhD’s in Quantum Enhanced Imaging – QuantIC

Fully funded PhD’s in Quantum Enhanced Imaging – QuantIC

About us

QuantIC, the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging is looking to recruit for its next cohort of fully funded, industry-led, PhD studentships. In 2021 at least 4 students will be fully funded for 3.5 years (UKRI stipend and tuition fees apply).

This world-class postgraduate training programme is aligned with the £1 billion UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), and is a collaborative effort led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Exeter, Southampton, Strathclyde and Imperial College London, along with more than 40 industry partners.

Key research themes could include:

  • Sensing and imaging developments in sectors such as healthcare, transport, defence and security, autonomous vehicles and consumer electronics
  • Entangled photon sources
  • Single photon detectors
  • Machine learning

The overarching aim to revolutionise imaging across industrial, scientific and consumer markets and advance the UK as a leader in quantum technologies.

A QuantIC industry-led PhD offers students the following benefits:

  • 3.5 year fully-funded studentship covering all fees and a stipend in line with UKRI rates.
  • Generous personal allowance for research related travel, conference attendance, specialist equipment etc.
  • A bespoke industry-led training programme working with academic experts in the field of quantum imaging and technologies across a number of UK institutions.
  • An exciting opportunity to advance your career and pursue research within a more vocational setting.
  • Every PhD project underpinned by a real-world application, directly supported by one of over 40 industry partners.
  • Hands on commercial experience and access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone.
  • An opportunity to be supervised by academics and industrial partners at the forefront of
  • Quantum Technology activities within the UK and worldwide.
  • Students can be based at any of our academic partner institutions across the UK.

Entry requirements

Places will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a 1st class or 2.1 degree at MPhys or MEng level (or equivalent) from a computing, mathematical, physical sciences or engineering programme. Exceptional candidates with BSc or BEng qualifications will also be considered.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people from a range of backgrounds and communities. QuantIC has a commitment to fairness, inclusivity, and gender equality.

How to apply

Applications are now open for both April 2021 and October 2021 entry.

Closing date for applications:

  • End February for April 2021 start
  • End April for October 2021 start

To apply, please submit your CV with a cover letter to Kevin.McIver@glasgow.ac.uk indicating why you are interested joining the QuantIC team.

Fully funded PhD’s in Quantum Enhanced Imaging – QuantIC

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