Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (57624)
 

Salary Range: circa £32,470
FTE: 1.0
Term: Fixed (3 years)
Closing Date: 07 March 2017

We are seeking a highly qualified and ambitious candidate for a position as an early stage researcher with the aim of obtaining a PhD within the framework of the European Training Network ColOpt (Collective effects and optomechanics in ultra-cold matter). The project is funded under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network action H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016, Grant Agreement 721465. It involves twelve different partners from six European countries. The research program of ColOpt focuses on collective interactions of light with laser-cooled cold and quantum-degenerate matter. It will explore innovative control of matter through optomechanical effects, identify novel quantum phases, enhance knowledge of long-range coupled systems and advance the associated trapping, laser and optical technologies, establishing new concepts in quantum information and simulation.

The position opened at the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group of the Department of Physics of the University of Strathclyde is aimed at the experimental realization of Self-organized spin and density ordering of cold atoms in cavities. The candidate will explore feedback and cavity schemes in which atomic interactions are mediated via diffracting light fields to establish a new paradigm for simulation of solid-state and other many-body quantum systems. The spatial scale of the self-organized ordered phases is giving by diffractive dephasing of the multi-mode light field. The project is focused on spin states and the corresponding magnetic ordering but will look also at the interaction of internal and external degrees of freedom via optomechanical forces.

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate with a physics degree and strong interest and experience in at least some of the areas of atomic physics, nonlinear optics, laser physics and quantum physics and the emerging quantum technologies. We expect dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research combined with openness and curiosity and the ability and willingness to work in a team. Researchers with an excellent BSc degree and the appropriate background can be considered without having a Master degree.

As the he project is funded within the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), researchers can be of any nationality but need to demonstrate transnational mobility, i.e. move from one country to another when taking up their appointment.

The research training provided will comprise a broad portfolio of technical and transferable skills training on local and network level. The project will be part of a vibrant and stimulating international and inter-sectorial collaboration preparing excellently for a broad range of academic and industrial careers. Strong participation of non-academic partners and the interaction of academic and industrial partners is meant to raise awareness of career opportunities and to foster a culture of knowledge exchange and fruitful interaction between the academic and private sector, in particular to drive the emerging quantum technologies. The researcher is expected to attend about two network events per year and to interact with the partners at these meetings, via electronic media and secondments.

The successful candidate will be an employee (research assistant) of the University of Strathclyde and will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the MSCA rules. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the department under the supervision of Professor Thorsten Ackemann and Dr Paul Griffin. The candidate is also enrolled in the graduate school of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development of the University of Strathclyde.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Thorsten Ackemann at thorsten.Ackemann@strath.ac.uk or on +44 (0)141 548 3079.

Interviews have been scheduled for 05 April 2017.

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Faculty
Faculty of Science
Department/School
Physics
Staff Category
Research
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary Range: circa £32,470
FTE: 1.0
Term: Fixed (3 years)
Closing Date: 07 March 2017

We are seeking a highly qualified and ambitious candidate for a position as an early stage researcher with the aim of obtaining a PhD within the framework of the European Training Network ColOpt (Collective effects and optomechanics in ultra-cold matter). The project is funded under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network action H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016, Grant Agreement 721465. It involves twelve different partners from six European countries. The research program of ColOpt focuses on collective interactions of light with laser-cooled cold and quantum-degenerate matter. It will explore innovative control of matter through optomechanical effects, identify novel quantum phases, enhance knowledge of long-range coupled systems and advance the associated trapping, laser and optical technologies, establishing new concepts in quantum information and simulation.

The position opened at the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group of the Department of Physics of the University of Strathclyde is aimed at the experimental realization of Self-organized spin and density ordering of cold atoms in cavities. The candidate will explore feedback and cavity schemes in which atomic interactions are mediated via diffracting light fields to establish a new paradigm for simulation of solid-state and other many-body quantum systems. The spatial scale of the self-organized ordered phases is giving by diffractive dephasing of the multi-mode light field. The project is focused on spin states and the corresponding magnetic ordering but will look also at the interaction of internal and external degrees of freedom via optomechanical forces.

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate with a physics degree and strong interest and experience in at least some of the areas of atomic physics, nonlinear optics, laser physics and quantum physics and the emerging quantum technologies. We expect dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research combined with openness and curiosity and the ability and willingness to work in a team. Researchers with an excellent BSc degree and the appropriate background can be considered without having a Master degree.

As the he project is funded within the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), researchers can be of any nationality but need to demonstrate transnational mobility, i.e. move from one country to another when taking up their appointment.

The research training provided will comprise a broad portfolio of technical and transferable skills training on local and network level. The project will be part of a vibrant and stimulating international and inter-sectorial collaboration preparing excellently for a broad range of academic and industrial careers. Strong participation of non-academic partners and the interaction of academic and industrial partners is meant to raise awareness of career opportunities and to foster a culture of knowledge exchange and fruitful interaction between the academic and private sector, in particular to drive the emerging quantum technologies. The researcher is expected to attend about two network events per year and to interact with the partners at these meetings, via electronic media and secondments.

The successful candidate will be an employee (research assistant) of the University of Strathclyde and will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the MSCA rules. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the department under the supervision of Professor Thorsten Ackemann and Dr Paul Griffin. The candidate is also enrolled in the graduate school of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development of the University of Strathclyde.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Thorsten Ackemann at thorsten.Ackemann@strath.ac.uk or on +44 (0)141 548 3079.

Interviews have been scheduled for 05 April 2017.

Click here for full details.