Research Fellow 4913

School/department: School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences / Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours: full 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 two years
Reference: 4913
Salary: Starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 14 December 2020
Closing date:  15 January 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: February 2021

Job description

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to join the Quantum Systems & Devices research group in the School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences.  Our targeted research areas include quantum physics and technologies, with a focus on cold atomic systems. 

This exciting postdoctoral opportunity would ideally suit a candidate highly experienced in relevant areas of experimental physics, with a research background in atomic, molecular and optical physics and related fields.

Demonstrated experience in cold atoms experimental physics, ideally in the areas of degenerate quantum gases and atomchips is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to spend most of their time on research.

Quantum Systems & Devices is part of the Atomic, Molecular & Optical (AMO) group at the University of Sussex and also a core member of the Sussex Programme for Quantum Research, a strategic initiative to foster cross-disciplinary research and develop quantum tools and approaches to significant societal challenges.

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

Please contact Dr Fedja Orucevic or Professor Peter Kruger 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.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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