Post Doctoral Research Associate

Durham University - Department of Physics

Closing Date: 29 November 2017 (Midday)

The post is fixed term for a duration of 36 months.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to pursue experimental research in the field of quantum degenerate gases and ultracold molecules within the Durham Atomic and Molecular Physics group. The position is associated with a new five-year Programme Grant awarded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) focused on the development of Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules (QSUM).

The research will build upon our recent success in creating ultracold RbCs molecules in the rovibrational ground state and will seek to extend our experimental capabilities by producing ultracold CsYb molecules confined in optical lattices. Ultimately the research contributes to our on-going efforts to realise a quantum simulator using ultracold polar molecules.

The successful applicant will work directly with Prof Simon Cornish and other members of the research group and will be expected to take an active role in the development and operation of an existing experimental apparatus. Additionally, they will be expected to enhance profile of the research group through the attendance of international conferences and to assist in the guidance of graduate students working on the experiment.