Professor of Experimental or Theoretical Physics and TWO Lectureships in Experimental or Theoretical Physics

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Sussex, UK
10 January, 2013


University of Sussex Sussex BN1 9QH
United Kingdom
50° 51' 54.468" N, 0° 5' 12.354" W

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences seeks to appoint a Professor and two lecturers in the areas of Quantum Technologies, Quantum Information Physics, or the wider area of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics. Talented candidates for either an experimental, or theoretical position are welcome to apply. All three positions are permanent.

The research activity of the applicant must show a distinction and synergy with existing AMO research which involves five faculty engaged in both experimental activity and theory. This research includes the trapping and manipulation of ions, electrons and neutral atoms, with a view to quantum information and quantum technology applications. Examples of new research areas of interest include: quantum information, femtosecond technology, nanophotonics, optical lattices, and circuit QED. This list is indicative and not exhaustive. The applicant should bring possibilities for enhancing AMO graduate training, and contributing to the AMO group’s MSc programme Frontiers of Quantum Technology. The applicant should also have future potential for the development of research impact in the context of the UK research assessment exercise.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Barry Garraway (AMO group leader, b [dot] m [dot] garraway [at] sussex [dot] ac [dot] uk). The AMO web-pages can be found at

The University of Sussex Physics Department received a top grading for its research in the last research assessment exercise (ranked 8th in the UK) and Thomson Scientific recently ranked the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sussex top in the UK for its research impact. The Department is part of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet).

(All posts are permanent full time)

Salary range:

Professorial salary is determined by negotiation. (The minimum salary for a newly promoted professor is £54,283 per annum.) Lecturer (B) starting at £37,012 and rising to £44,166 per annum

Expected start date: Before 15 September 2013

Closing date for all applications: 10 January 2013

Lectureship candidates need to be available on both the 25th and 26th February 2013 for the interview process. Candidates for the Professorship need to be available on both the 4th and 5th of March 2013.

Applicants should include a research plan as part of their submission.

For full details and how to apply, see

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

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