Secondment to support the independent review of quantum infrastructure

Posted on 19th June 2023 in Advocacy and Policy, Jobs

Job details

  • Date: June 30, 2023

The Royal Academy of Engineering has been commissioned by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to undertake an independent review of quantum infrastructure. The review will take a systems view of the infrastructure requirements of the UK quantum sector to allow it to scale effectively over the coming decade, supporting delivery of the UK National Quantum Strategy commitment to strategically invest in infrastructure to support the sector.

We are looking for someone to join the Academy’s quantum infrastructure project team on secondment for six to nine months to help make this high-profile review successful with profound and lasting impact. You’ll be an integral part of a small project team who will be busy with extensive stakeholder engagement, liaising with policymakers, gathering evidence, including organising and facilitating workshops, analysing the evidence and producing high-quality evidence-based outputs.

The skills we are looking for are:
• Experience of undertaking desk research (e.g. evidence review, data analysis and synthesis).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with stakeholder engagement (e.g. workshops, focus groups, interviews).
• Diplomatic and flexible with a collaborative style
And ideally knowledge of quantum technologies and the UK quantum sector, and a background in applied physics or electronic engineering.

This would be a paid secondment and we’d like to get you in post as soon as possible. The indicative deadline for expressions of interest is 30 June 2023. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please get in touch with

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