Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Experimental Quantum Nanodevices (2 posts)

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Oxford, UK
19 July, 2013


Department of Materials
Parks Road
United Kingdom

Two experimental postdoctoral research assistants in quantum control of nanodevices are required immediately for up to 36 months each from 1 October 2013. Applicants will have research experience in one or more of: nanomechanical devices, molecular electronics, cryogenic measurements, magnetic resonance. The posts are part of a multidisciplinary international project Experimental Tests of Quantum Reality led by Professor Andrew Briggs.

The project will investigate the nature of quantum reality. Specific experiments will be: 1. Testing the Leggett-Garg inequality in nanomechanical resonators; 2. Investigating quantum interference in molecular devices. The posts are funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation. They offer an excellent opportunity to make progress towards emerging quantum technologies through pursuing the deeper foundational questions.

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant physical science and have an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with the stage in career. Willingness and ability to engage with others in deeper theoretical and philosophical questions are essential for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 19 July 2013 with interviews currently planned for 5/6 August 2013.

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