Assistant Professor in Experimental Quantum Light & Matter

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Durham University, UK
10 January, 2019


Durham University
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint an
outstanding individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Quantum
Light & Matter. The successful candidate will join the Quantum Light &
Matter Group (see ) and will have research
experience that complements and strengthens the existing areas of
research within the group with a research focus on the experimental
study of quantum gases and ultracold molecules.The successful applicant
is expected to develop an original and independent research program, to
publish world-class research with a focus on quality in high impact
journals and have the potential to engage with industrial partners.
They will also contribute to the development and delivery of high
quality research-led teaching that produces a world class learning
environment which enables undergraduate and postgraduate students to
achieve their potential. The position will start around October 2019.

Durham University hosts a large and coherent research group focusing on
the quantum properties of atoms, molecules and solids and their
interaction with light, exploring new ways in which to exploit quantum
light and matter for the study of fundamental science and the
application to emerging technologies. The group is home to numerous
state-of-the art experiments covering cold and ultracold matter,
precision spectroscopy and quantum photonics. We also have a strong
theoretical activity on quantum optics, quantum information and quantum
fluids. Currently we have 10 permanent members of staff, 18 research
fellows, and around 20 postgraduate students. The group is the leader of
the Joint Quantum Centre, linking with researchers from the Durham
University Chemistry and Newcastle University Applied Maths departments.
Further information may be found at .

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related subject and an
established record of research at the highest international level. They
should have also demonstrated potential for teaching and postgraduate
student supervision.

For further details please see

Informal enquiries are very welcome, please contact any of the QL&M academic staff.