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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Recruitment Role Profile Form
Job Title:
Research Fellow in theoretical Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics
School/Department:
School of Physics and Astronomy
Salary:
£28,132 - £36,661 per annum, depending on qualifications and
experience
Job Family and Level: Research & Teaching
Contract Status:
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months
Hours of Work:
Full time
Location:
School of Physics and Astronomy, University Park
Reporting to:
Head of School
Job Outline:
The project is to carry out independent research on theoretical Atomic Physics and Quantum
optics. The research is contributing to the efforts of the international MATTERWAVE consortium
that aims at building and characterising a guided matter wave interferometer based on cold
trapped atoms. Post starts on or after 1st April 2014.
Purpose of the New Role:
Main Responsibilities
1.
The main responsibility of this post will be to carry out independent theoretical research on
the characterisation of a guided matter wave interferometer in specific experimental
settings and to devise and analyse interferometric protocols for the detection of phase
shifts, e.g. due to gravity. The researcher is moreover expected to actively contribute to
the research activities of the ultra-cold atoms group at the School of Physics and
Astronomy. It is moreover required that the candidate assumes an active role within the
MATTERWAVE consortium.
This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed
and forms part of the contract of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications/
Education
Essential
Bsc/MPhys Degree in Physics
PhD in Physics related to the subject
Recruitment
Desirable
Skills/Training
Experience
Numerical and analytical methods to
solve problems in atomic physics,
quantum optics and many-body
physics, in particular Bose gases
Good written and oral communication
skills. Good inter-personal skills.
Ability to work independently and in a
team.
Strong track record in theoretical
quantum optics, atomic physics and
matter-light coupling
Experience
with
condensed
matter physics in the context of
ultra cold atomic gases as well as
knowledge of basic concepts of
metrology
Statutory/Legal
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Igor Lesanovsky,
Email: [email protected]
Please quote ref. SCI055214
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