Research Associate in Spin-based Quantum Sensing

University College London - London Centre for Nanotechnology

The Quantum Spin Dynamics group at UCL, led by Prof John Morton, is inviting applications for a post-doctoral research associate in spin-based quantum sensing, as part of a new ERC Consolidator Grant entitled LOQO-MOTIONS.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

The aim of the post will be to work on combining silicon nano-devices showing single-spin sensitivity with an atomic-force microscope, to demonstrate how the record spin coherence lifetimes in silicon could be used for magnetic field sensing at the nano-scale. Coupling between spins in silicon and other spin-active defects in diamond and SiC materials will also be explored.

 The project will make use of a new laboratory with an Attocube instrument possessing an atomic force microscope/confocal microscope (AFM/CFM), combined with a 1/1/1T vector magnet and closed cycle cryostat, as well as superconducting single photon detectors. There will be several opportunities to participate in international collaborations.

The successful applicant will have, at the time of appointment, a PhD (or submitted PhD thesis) in the Physical Sciences, Engineering or a related discipline, and have expertise in optical spectroscopy of single spins and/or scanning probe microscopy. Previous experience in spin-based magnetic field sensing would be an advantage. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

UCL vacancy reference:  1711584     

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, d.ottley@ucl.ac.uk or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice. Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to jjl.morton@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2367)

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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