Postdoc position in atom interferometry, Nottingham

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University of Nottingham
12 August, 2019


School of Physics and Astronomy
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 115 9514753

We are looking for a postdoc to join our experimental cold atoms team at the University of Nottingham. An official announcement for the ecruitment will be released soon.

The successful candidate will carry out experimental research and technological development of quantum sensors. The specific research focus is the demonstration of atom interferometric rotation sensing within the programme A-Phi – Atomic Photonic Integration, funded by DARPA. Preparation of scientific publications, assistance in the supervision of younger colleagues, and project reporting are also part of the responsibilities.

Candidates should have a PhD, or be near completion, in physics or a related discipline, and enjoy working in a team. Candidates should have excellent laboratory skills and a robust background in experimental atomic physics and/or quantum optics. Previous experience with matterwave interferometry is desirable.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 04 December 2020, limited by the project duration. Hours of work are full time. Depending on successful outcomes, the project may be extended by 18 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Thomas Fernholz, tel.: +44 115 9514753 or email: thomas [dot] fernholz [at] nottingham [dot] ac [dot] uk. Please note that full applications will need to follow the formal process set out by the University of Nottingham.

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