Work with us

Opportunities to work in or with the Quantum Informatics group.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and exciting new people to work with. If that's you, there are several options.

PhD studies

We are generally open to supervising new PhD projects. Before you make an official application, it is a good idea to contact a potential supervisor to talk about possibilities and possible topics.

Postdoctoral research

There are several ways to join the group as a postdoctoral researcher. We can support applications for University Research Fellowships, EPSRC Research Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships, 1851 Research Fellowships, or other postdoctoral grants, including those from funding bodies outside of the UK. Contact a potential mentor to talk about opportunities.

Our projects also regularly have openings. Current vacancies:

  • The EPSRC-funded project “Rubber DUQ: flexible Dynamic Universal Quantum programming” is hiring three Postdoctoral Research Associates for three years each. The project aims to prototype a quantum programming language based on categorical universal properties such as quantum information effects, implement a compiler, and quantify its robustness, and develop automated strategies to trade off resilience to noise against speed or accuracy. There are both theoretical components, involving research into category theory and quantum information theory, and practical components, involving implementation and case studies. Apply here and/or here, or get in touch with Dr. Chris Heunen for more information.

  • The Edinburgh-Paris Virtual Quantum Lab is hiring several researchers at either locations of Edinburgh or Paris to work on Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Verification and/or Quantum Machine Learning. We are around 20 researchers (students and postdocs) working closely together with key industries in UK and France (Rigetti, Riverlane, NPL, VeriQloud, Quandela, Pasqal) and senior scientists at the QI teams at UoE Informatics and SU - LIP6. The project will be tailor made depending on the expertise and interest of the candidate as long as it fits to our general mission of finding useful applications for quantum computing and communication. Interested candidates can get in touch with Prof. Elham Kashefi at


We interact with companies in several ways, such as through the Quantum Computing Application cluster or other networks, through consultancy, or through direct collaboration on research projects. Contact our dedicated Business Development Manager Craig Skeldon for more information.