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Oxford Ionics • Oxford, United Kingdom

Senior Lab Technician

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

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.

What to expect

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lab Technician to strengthen our technical support team and facilitate the company's ongoing growth and future expansion plans. It's important to note that this is not a team lead position but a senior role within a highly experienced department. In this dynamic role, you will collaborate with our existing technical staff on cutting-edge quantum computing systems, supporting engineers and scientists on installations, upgrades, and research projects.

As a Senior Lab Technician, your day-to-day responsibilities will include assisting our Quantum Scientists with various research tasks and projects. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to take the lead on initiatives that align with your expertise, empowering you to contribute significantly to our team. In addition to the technical aspects of the position, you will work alongside other technicians to manage stock control, handle purchasing and supplier relations, produce technical documentation, and maintain a tidy and safe lab and workshop environment. This role also involves performing routine tasks necessary for the smooth operation of a well-organised lab.


We are seeking candidates with diverse practical technical skills to join our team. The ideal candidate will be able to take responsibility for tasks with minimal supervision and possess experience in several of the following areas: optics and fibre-optics (highly desirable), mechanical assembly, vacuum assembly, electrical wiring, electronic knowledge, working from mechanical and electrical drawings, electronics, surface mount componentry and PCBs, lasers, cryogenics, lab pressurised gases, microscope use, fine part handling and chilled water plant.

Additionally, it would be beneficial if you have further qualifications, experience, or skills, such as experience in a scientific support role or a commercial research environment, experience establishing new facilities, strong computer and IT skills, an advanced modern apprenticeship (Level 3) in Engineering or equivalent industrial experience, or an HNC (Level 4) or higher qualification in Engineering.


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, uncapped annual leave, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance for you and your family and much more.

Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Flexible working week
Share options
Relocation packages
Skilled worker visas
Pension match/increase
Health insurance – We provide comprehensive, excess-free, history-disregarded private medical insurance, offering you and your family the highest level of coverage.
Dental coverage
Life assurance
Enhanced maternity leave – We provide 26 weeks of paid new parent leave, regardless of gender or whether by birth or adoption.
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Oxford Ionics

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Oxford, United Kingdom

Funding levels

£40.0 Million

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United Kingdom

United States

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