University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Job Purpose

We welcome applications for a Research Assistant position in the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Division, at the University of Glasgow, UK. Through this position, you will make a contribution to a project aiming at the development of a new type of superconducting quantum circuits and their integration with cryogenic electronics addressing the challenges of scalability, stability and integration of quantum computing. You will have access to our world-class facilities at the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Division, Centre for Quantum Technology as well as the state-of- the-art nanofabrication facilities at the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) of the University of Glasgow. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the daily supervision of PhD students within the team, formulate and submit research publications and research proposals, and help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Informal inquiries are welcome and shall be directed to the Principal Investigator, Dr Kaveh Delfanazari ([email protected]).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of PI, Dr Kaveh Delfanazari:

1. Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.

2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, and drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

4. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

5. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

6. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/ seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and wider community.

7. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.

8. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.

9. Carry out modest Teaching activities (e.g. demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.

10. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.

13. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Qualifications


A1 SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree) in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or equivalent. Specialist theoretical or practical knowledge of superconducting or semiconducting quantum circuits, low noise and high frequency cryogenic electronics, clean room technologies, and micro and nanofabrication.

A2 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or subject specialism.

A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism of Josephson junctions-based devices and circuits, superconducting or semiconducting quantum circuits, cryogenic electronics, CMOS or FPGA technology, micro/nanofabrication, low noise high-frequency characterisation and measurements.

A4 Knowledge of using high-frequency simulation packages for nanodevice and circuit design and modelling.


B1 An awarded (or recently submitted or near completion) PhD in subject specialism or equivalent.



C1 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.

C2 Good programming skills and experience in deploying machine learning techniques in quantum device and circuit design and modelling.

C3 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.

C4 Extensive data analysis/interpretation skills.

C5 Self motivation, initiative and independent thought/working.

C6 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers.



E1 Sufficient relevant research experience or equivalent appropriate to an early career researcher

E2 Experience in targeting, publishing and presentation of research results in at least one quality journal/conference.

E3 Experience developing and deploying techniques using high-frequency simulation packages, using nanofabrication techniques and tools for quantum devices and circuit fabrication, high frequency and low noise characterisation and cryogenic measurements.


F1 Experience in working in cleanrooms,

F2 Experience in developing and deploying appropriate micro and nanofabrication techniques for high quality quantum device realisation,

F3 Experience in cryogenic DC/RF spectroscopy.

Closing date: 19 February 2024.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum.

This post is full time, and has funding for up to 1 year, in the first instance.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 139128 Close Date : 19-Feb-2024 23:45

Job details


Research Assistant


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


February 06, 2024

Application deadline

February 19, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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