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High Performance Trapped Ion Quantum Computing

The future is quantum. Oxford Ionics is a high-performance quantum computing company delivering world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers to solve the world’s most important problems. Quantum Computing offers a radically new way of building computers that harnesses the power of quantum physics to outperform conventional supercomputers exponentially. Using our unique trapped-ion technology, we are at the forefront of the race to unleash the real potential of quantum computing.

The role:

We are searching for an experienced Scientific Grants Manager to join our cutting-edge quantum computing start-up. Grant acquisition is the top priority for this position, with a focus on proposal writing and coordinating application processes.

In this role, you will be responsible for the operational management of research applications, from proposal development to project submission, implementation, delivery, and evaluation. You will collaborate closely with our multidisciplinary teams to develop competitive research applications from diverse external funding sources. This is a unique opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and innovative environment, driving the advancement of quantum computing.


What you’ll be responsible for:

This position plays an important role in managing financial resources for Oxford Ionics. Your primary responsibility will be identifying funding opportunities and working with the team to develop proposals that align with our technological objectives.

As some grants may require consortium applications, you will help to identify potential consortium partners and liaise with them to apply for and manage grants as part of the consortium. Furthermore, you will work with the wider team to monitor and report on existing grants, identify further opportunities, develop consortia, write and submit applications, and negotiate contracts.


What you’ll need:
To succeed in this role, you must have a scientific education, with at least an MSc in a relevant field, and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant funding applications for complex technology development. This includes developing proposals, coordinating the application process, and ensuring the timely submission of high-quality, specialised applications for complex technology projects.

It would be advantageous if you have experience and/or knowledge of the following:

  • A background in physics or computing technology
  • A track record in European-wide consortium grant applications and/or administration


So why us? 
Oxford Ionics is at the cutting edge of quantum innovation. We need people like you with the necessary skills, vision and capability. In return, we’ll recognise your engagement and excellence with a range of benefits. You’ll find opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, business stock options, unlimited annual leave, flexible working hours with either remote, hybrid or onsite working, private medical insurance for you and your family and much more.

Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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