Research Fellow in Quantum Physics and Technologies Ref 6278

School/department: Mathematical and Physical/Physics & Astronomy
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 6278
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 06 July 2021
Closing date: 17 August 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Beginning of September
Expected start date: September 2021 or ASAP

Job description

As part of an ongoing collaboration with academic and industrial partners, the Department of Physics at the University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Physics. Targeted research areas include quantum physics and technologies with a focus on the development of modular optically-pumped magnetometers for quantum sensing applications.

Candidates should be educated to doctoral level and thoroughly experienced in relevant areas of experimental physics and have a research track record in atomic, molecular and optical physics and related fields. The successful candidate is expected to spend a majority of their time on research.

The appointment will be made at grade 7 (Research Fellow I), salary point depending on demonstrated experience and skills.

Please contact Fedja Orucevic, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6278 [PDF 140.31KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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