DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Light and Matter

Location
Durham
Salary
£33797 - £40322 per annum
Posted
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Ref
20000379
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Light and Matter with an emphasis on the experimental investigation of ultracold quantum gases.

The successful candidate will undertake full-time research on quantum degenerate mixtures of Cs and Yb and will play a key role in the experimental study of "Dilute Quantum Fluids Beyond the Mean-Field" as part of a new EPSRC-funded research project led by Professor Simon Cornish. The successful applicant will be expected to have a broad range of knowledge and skills appropriate to the project goals, specifically including some of the following: experience of research using the techniques of laser cooling, optical trapping, evaporative cooling and associated data acquisition and analysis. The successful applicant will be expected to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team. They will be expected to show the initiative, creativity and leadership to assist in the development and planning of the research project at all stages. It is also expected that they will enhance the international contacts of the group through the presentation of work at international conferences and aid in the supervision of graduate students within the group.

This post is considered to be non-independent and will be focused on research on the University's 'Research Track' career path, which provides clearly defined opportunities for progression against defined criteria.