Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atomic and Molecular Physics
Department : Department Of Physics
Position Type : Research
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)
This post is full time & fixed term for 36 months.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post in atomic, molecular and optical physics with a particular emphasis on terahertz sensing and imaging using Rydberg atoms. The project is supported by a three-year grant awarded by the EU Quantum flagship programme and led by Dr. Kevin Weatherill. The project goal is to develop terahertz sensors and imaging devices based upon atomic vapours in room temperature cells. The work builds upon pioneering work at Durham described in recent high-impact papers from our group. The work also forms part of a Europe-wide consortium on developing atom-based sensors using vapour cell technologies.
The successful applicants will work directly with Dr Kevin Weatherill and Prof. Charles Adams and other members of the research team. As the project involves collaboration with European partners, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with these project partners, including travel and secondments. The successful applicants will be expected to display the initiative and creativity as well as appropriate skills and knowledge required to take a leading role in developing and extending the existing experimental apparatus.
The successful applicants will be expected to have a broad range of knowledge and skills appropriate to the project goals, specifically including some of the following: familiarity with narrowband CW lasers, practical knowledge of laser stabilisation techniques, experience of image capture and analysis. The successful applicants will be expected to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team. It is expected that they will also 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.
Closes midday on : 31-Oct-2018