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Research Associate in Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules (QSUM) - Two positions

Imperial College London - Centre for Cold Matter

Location: London
Salary: £37,904 to £45,547 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 12th October 2018
Job Ref: NAT00282

Fixed Term: 2 years, available from 1 November 2018

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position available within the Centre for Cold Matter, a part of the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group (QOLS Group), to help produce independent and original research on the production and applications of ultracold molecules.

The postholder will be expected to plan and carry out research, to write up results for publication and oral presentations, to liaise with collaborators within and outside Imperial College, and to assist in the maintenance of lab facilities and the administration of the research team and to support research students. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

The following are essential requirements for the role:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Experimental Physics or a closely related discipline.
  • A strong background in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.
  • Technical knowledge of laser systems and the control of laser light

The following are desirable requirements for the role:

  • Experience in laser cooling and trapping
  • Experience in simulation and data analysis using Mathematica or similar languages
  • Strong background in the construction of new apparatus
  • Experience of using data acquisition hardware and software

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. (select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NAT00282 into “Keywords”).

Closing Date: 12 October 2018 (Midnight GMT)

Queries relating to the position should be directed to: Professor Mike Tarbutt

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Ms Sanja Maricic, CCM Administrator, at:

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*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 – £35,061 per annum.

The Department of Physics is also an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community. 

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