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Research Associate (382211)

University of Strathclyde - Department of Physics

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: 312383
 

Faculty of Science

Term : Fixed (until 30/09/22)

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Physics to join the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics (CNQO) group to support a project in quantum lidar. The main task will be to provide theory and modelling for the analysis of quantum lidar as part of the programme of the QuantIC quantum imaging hub, part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme. Other duties will be to provide input into the design and analysis of experiments planned in the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group at Strathclyde and elsewhere.

The successful applicant for this position will have a PhD (or equivalent) in quantum theory, or a closely related field. We are seeking a researcher to develop models for the analysis of this form of remote quantum sensing. The candidate should have a strong background in quantum physics, preferably quantum optics or quantum information, as well as good programming or scientific computing skills, e.g. MATLAB, Python and Mathematica.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, the ability to keep clear records, and to work independently and as part of a team. An ability to prepare scientific publications and present research outcomes at local, national and international research meetings is expected.

The post will be available from October 2021 until 30 September 2022.

Informal enquires should be directed to Prof John Jeffers (john.jeffers@strath.ac.uk).

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