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
Email: patrick@hqnlab.com

for details on position availability. We will endeavour to keep an updated list of positions below.

Current Calls

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

23/09/21
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!

13/05/21
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!

Previous Calls

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