2 x Research Fellows in Experimental Physics Ref 1911

School/ department: School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences – Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.FTE.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2021
Reference: 1911
Salary range: starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Closing date: 13 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected interview date:  27 September 2019 TBC
Expected start date: 01 October 2019 TBC

Job description

We are recruiting for 2 x Research Fellows in Experimental Physics.

The Sussex Programme for Quantum Research (SPQR) is the newest of four strategic research centres at the University of Sussex, founded to explore and realise the potential of quantum science and technology in end-user applications. 

SPQR defines a multi-disciplinary platform, involving research teams operational in the Schools of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Engineering & Informatics, Life Sciences Brighton & Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.

The Quantum Systems and Devices team, based in new laboratory space in the Accelerator Building, is a core member of SPQR and is now seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Physics. Targeted research areas include quantum physics and technologies with a focus on ultracold atoms and applicants to this role should ideally be:

  • Educated to doctoral level;
  • Experienced in relevant areas of experimental physics;
  • Have a research track record in atomic, molecular and optical physics and related fields.

The successful candidate will spend a majority of his/her time on research.

You can find out more about the Sussex Programme for Quantum Research at:


You can find out more about the Quantum Systems and Devices research group at:


Or please email Dr Fedja Orucevic for more information at:


Download job description and person specification Ref 1911 [PDF 195.06KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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

Download our terms and conditions summary for Research Faculty Terms and Conditions [DOC 36.00KB]

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