Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atomic and Molecular Physics

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £35,210)
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Physics

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £35,210)

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts 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 a three-year EPSRC grant, both led by Dr. Kevin Weatherill. The broad 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 join a supportive research environment and work directly with Dr Kevin Weatherill and Prof. Charles Adams and other members of the research team. As the project involves collaboration with collaborative partners, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with and visit these project partners. 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.

There are two posts available which are full time and fixed term for 36 months.

Closes midday on : 10-Dec-2018