Oxford Instrument position at University of Glasgow (Applications Scientist)

Applications Scientist (Glasgow) Fixed Term Contract

Would you like the opportunity to work in quantum information science research and development, in a well-equipped laboratory, whilst being supported by an international business and gaining some commercial experience?  We have a two-year fixed term contract to be based at Glasgow University, that will undertake cutting edge experiments in this exciting field. 

NanoScience manufactures a huge variety of cryogenic / measurement systems and sub-assemblies, from multi-million-pound custom builds to much smaller instruments and we would like you to contribute towards the continued development of these products, with your focus being on application and measurement.

The opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for day-to-day operation of equipment to make measurements on a range of samples with a focus on accelerating developments in the quantum information science space.  Part of this is identifying, developing, and implementing analytical technologies and applications that may augment the NanoScience portfolio of products, and help to deliver business growth. This is a varied role that will see you working as part of the applications team, but also as part of a wider, multi-disciplined team, across both commercial and academic environments. You will produce applications data for report preparation and carry out demonstrations for the business and customers, as well as providing support for new applications, product development and sales opportunities.

About You

It is likely that you will have a degree or PhD in a relevant subject and some industry experience would be an advantage.  You will have knowledge of cryogenic systems and ideally dilution refrigerators, with an appreciation of the fundamentals of quantum information science.  You will also be familiar with measurement techniques for device/material characterisation (particularly at microwave frequencies), measurement automation and experiment design.  The ability to communicate effectively with others is essential, together with excellent problem-solving and team working skills.


In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.

Please apply using this link – Applications Scientist FTC (Glasgow) (