Join Us

The Hybrid Quantum Networks Lab always appreciates hearing from highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows with a strong interest in quantum photonics, atomic physics and solid-state physics. Please contact:

Dr Patrick M Ledingham
Office 5057, Building 46, Highfield Campus,
SO17 1BJ, Southampton, United Kingdom

for details on position availability. We will endeavour to keep an updated list of positions below. See below for alternate pathways to join the group.

Current Calls

01/2022 – PhD Studentship: Multi-node Entangled Networks with Integrated Solid-State Quantum Photonic Devices. Start date approx. 10/2022. Links:, findaphd, jobs.soton.

Previous Calls

02/2022 – Research Fellow in Solid-State Quantum Memories. Start date approx. 04/2022.

02/10/2021 – Two Postdoctoral Research Positions! Follow links for more information:
Research Fellow in Quantum Optical Memories
Research Fellow in Quantum Light Sources

Embargo lifted! See the 08 September 2021 news here. HQNL has a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship awarded and will shortly be advertising for two postdoctoral researcher positions. PhD position to be announced at a later time. We will post these positions on this website and on others when they become available.
Approximate start date: Early 2022. Keep watching for official announcements!

We are excited to announce that HQNL will soon be advertising for:
2x postdoctoral researcher positions,
1x PhD position.
More details to follow once the funder-imposed embargo is lifted.
Approximate start date: Early 2022. Keep watching for official announcements!

07/2020 – PhD Studentship – Quantum Photonic Memory for Telecommunication Networks

Pathways to Joining HQNL

Funded positions in our group will be posted above, but if you are interested in joining via a different pathway, check out the options below.

Postdoctoral Researcher: There are several postdoctoral fellowship opportunities provided by various funding agencies – check out below for a non-exhaustive list:

  • European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships – link
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships – link
  • STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships – link
  • Royal Commission 1851 Research Fellowships – link
  • Royal Society – Newton International Fellowships – link
  • EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships – link
  • Quantum Technology Career Development Fellowships – link

PhD Studentships: There are many opportunities available, check out the info on the University of Southampton website:

  • Funding for postgraduate students – link
  • Scholarships and Awards – link