Research Associate/Assistant

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose

You will contribute to an InnovateUK project Squeezed Light quAntum MEMS Gravimeter (SLAM Gravimeter) working with Prof Douglas Paul and Prof Giles Hammond in a consortium which includes IQE PLC and Optocap Limited.

Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge about the fabrication and characterisation of Si photonic devices for quantum optical measurements of a gravimeter. In particular integrated Si photonic components will be used to build a squeezed light interferometer for the measuring of picometer displacements of the proof mass of a MEMS gravimeter using single photon avalanche detectors.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,098 - £31,604 / £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 1 year in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 020271; Closing date: 5 March 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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