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Successful Internship Leads to Permanent Position at QLM
December 15, 2021

Following a very productive internship in the R&D team, Lauren Manton has joined QLM on a permanent basis as an R&D Engineer

Lauren Manton – R&D Engineer

Lauren joins QLM in her first role following completion of an MSci in Physics at Bristol University, adding to the strong R&D presence that drives the innovative technology behind the QLM quantum gas camera. Lauren originally joined as an intern in September, tasked with a specific research project based on image stabilisation. It was not long after that that her problem talent and attention to detail exceeded even the high standards of CTO Xiao Ai and Head of R&D Andrew Weld, and the decision was made to offer her a permanent position following the internship’s completion, to enable the excellent work to continue.

Lauren said, “I really enjoy working at QLM because there is so much variety in my tasks and I have plenty of opportunity to learn from the talented people around me. Being a small company, I can also see where my work fits in and makes a difference. I hope to continue developing my skills as an R&D Engineer and potentially look to complete a PhD in the future!”

QLM has a strong history with the University of Bristol, having been founded out of the University’s quantum technology accelerator QTEC in 2017, and the taking on of quality graduates from the Physics department comes as no surprise. CEO Murray Reed said, “Having new graduates work with QLM as interns is a good way to make sure we have a match. Lauren’s physics and electronics skills meant she was a great fit from day one and we are very happy to have her join our new mobile product development team to help us get flying on drones.”

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