Helena Normanton Research Fellow (Quantum Technology)

East Sussex
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Helena Normanton International Postdoctoral Fellowships   
Helena Normanton Research Fellow (Quantum Technology)
Ref: 1741

Full time, Fixed term for 2 years
Salary range: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum      
Expected start date: September 2017

Applications are invited from globally outstanding postdoctoral researchers for two Helena Normanton Research Fellowships that will be hosted and sponsored by the University of Sussex. The fellowships are intended for emerging, world leading, independent researchers specialising in strategic priority research areas for Sussex. Priority research areas for the 2017 competition are Quantum Technology and International Development.

Named after the first woman to practise as a barrister in England and a founding donor to the University, these new fellowships aim to bring to Sussex the most promising independent researchers globally to work with our researchers in areas of particular strength for two years.

The appointed fellow will be allocated a personal research allowance, normally up to £10,000 for laboratory-based appointments, and £5,000 for non-laboratory based appointments.

Normanton Fellows will generally have been awarded their PhD within five years of the application deadline. Applicants are invited to nominate the most suitable research group to host their fellowship. Available research groups at the Sussex Centre of Quantum Technologies are:
Quantum Metrology, BECs and Entanglement (Prof Jacob Dunningham)
Quantum Field Theory applied to cold atom physics (Prof Claudia Eberlein)
Trapped Ultracold Atoms and Theoretical Quantum Optics (Prof Barry Garraway)
Quantum Computing, Simulation and Sensing (Prof Winfried Hensinger)
Ion Trap Cavity-QED and Molecular Physics (Dr Matthias Keller)
Atomic Quantum Systems and Devices (Prof Peter Kruger and Dr Fedja Orucevic)
Ultrafast photonics (Dr Alessia Pasquazi)
Tera-Hertz Imaging (Dr Marco Peccianti)
Quantum Optics and condensed matter systems (Dr Diego Porras)
Quantum Sensors with trapped electrons (Dr Jose Verdu Galiana)


For further enquiries please contact Claudia Eberlein

Applicants are asked to attach an outline research proposal of no more than 3 pages to their application. This should specify how the research they intend to conduct at Sussex relates to their previous research and fits in with the Sussex Research environment.

We will particularly welcome applications from promising researchers outside of the UK and/or those with strong links with non-UK Higher Education Institutions.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts at Sussex.

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2017

For full details and how to apply see