Research Associate

The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 09/09/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Nuclear Physics
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10481

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated scientist to work on the CompactDating ERC Proof of Concept project led by Dr Kieran Flanagan. This work builds on research conducted at CERN that successfully demonstrated single atom detection using collinear resonance ionization spectroscopy performed on an accelerated atom beam. The research project is based in the Photon Science Institute and School of Physics and Astronomy. You will assist in the testing and commissioning of equipment, the maintenance and development of the laser systems, and conducting experiments.

You will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field (laser spectroscopy, atomic physics or mass spectrometry). Knowledge of experimental techniques in the field of quantum optics, atomics physics and mass spectrometry would be advantageous.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Kieran Flanagan


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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