PhD positions in experimental and theoretical quantum technologies

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University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK
23 January, 2015


University of Strathclyde Glasgow
United Kingdom
55° 51' 51.2532" N, 4° 15' 6.5016" W

Applications are invited from UK or EU nationals for a number of fully-funded PhD positions (experimental and theoretical) in the Optics Division at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Entry is to start October 2015. Application deadline is 23/01/2015.

• Detection of Magnetic Fields at the Lowest Limit (Experimental - Dr. Paul Griffin)
• Strongly interacting quantum gases in optical lattice potentials (Experimental - Dr. Elmar Haller)
• Sensing and Metrology: compact ultra-sensitive atomic clocks (Experimental - Dr. Paul Griffin)
• Sensing and Metrology: next-generation magnetometry (Experimental - Prof. Erling Riis)
• Sensing and Metrology: rotation sensing (Experimental - Dr. Aidan Arnold)
• Role of quantum correlations in the discrimination of physical processes (Theory - Dr. Marco Piani)
• Engineering entanglement in many-atom states (Theory - Prof. Andrew Daley)
• Engineering high amplitude spiral bandwidths for secure quantum communications (Theory - Dr. Alison Yao)

The successful candidate is expected to have the dedication and enthusiasm for research, along with strong communication skills. In return, we offer an opportunity to join a research team that is at the centre of a major UK investment in Quantum Technologies. We offer postgraduate teaching and training as part of the SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) and IMPP (International Max Planck Partnership).

Applicants should have an excellent first degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related discipline and should specify which of the projects they are applying for. Funding is For more information see

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university and is the only UK university to be involved in all four of the EPSRC Quantum Technology Hubs, with the Optics Division ( acting as a focal point. The Optics Division is made up of the Experimental Quantum Optics & Photonics (EQOP) and the Computational & Non-linear Quantum Optics (CNQO) groups. The Physics Department at Strathclyde is ranked 1st in the UK.

If you are enthusiastic and hard working and have a keen interest in research at the forefront of new technologies this is the ideal position for you.

For any questions, or if you would like to make a general enquiry, please don't hesitate to contact us at pgt [at] phys [dot] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk or Dr Neil Hunt (neil [dot] hunt [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk), PGT Admissions.

Online applications should be made via by 23rd January 2015.

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