Research Associate in Quantum Nanoplasmonics

Imperial College London - Experimental Solid State Physics Group, Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus

Salary range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum (maximum on appointment will be up to £37,020)

Fixed Term: up to 36 months from 1st April 2017

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic individual with a substantial track record in quantum optics and nanophotonics to join our research team in the Experimental Solid State Group in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London to work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project. The project will involve the exploration of the quantum optics of surface plasmons including light-matter interactions in electromagnetically confined environments and single photon generation using the non-linear properties of metallic nanostructures. You will also be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching activities up to approximately half a day per week during the academic year, as appropriate.

A PhD or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in physical sciences or a closely related discipline is essential.

It is essential to the project that you have significant experience in the following areas:

  • Experimental quantum optics
  • Experimental nanophotonics
  • Track record of high-profile publications in nanophotonics/quantum optics

You will be self-motivated and capable of carrying out a complex research programme and be able to work alongside and aid graduate students who will work alongside you. Collaboration with theoreticians in other groups of the Physics Department is an important part of this project and consequently you will have good communication and project management skills.

Furthermore, it is desirable that you will also have experience in the following areas:

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Complex optical interrogations of nanostructures
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Numerical electromagnetic modelling

For an introduction to the Group please visit  

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: (Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2016237NT into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV, list of publications, a two page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant, and the names of three referees.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: Mrs Juraci Didone, Group Administrator Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 0785

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*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Closing date: 12th January 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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