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Postdoc position in Cambridge

Location
Cambridge, UK

Description
The Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics (AMOP) Group of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work on cutting edge experiments with atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum degenerate Fermi gases. The Group conducts a broad programme of research from Bose-Einstein condensates to quantum dots to polymers, with quantum coherence as the underlying theme.

This post will be affiliated with the Quantum Gases & Collective Phenomena Research Unit within AMOP. The work will focus on experimental realization of quantum simulators based on ultracold atomic gases. These highly flexible quantum systems can provide us with better understanding of many paradigms in statistical and condensed matter physics. In particular, better understanding of collective behavior in strongly correlated matter can shed new light on some still poorly understood "real" solid state systems, such as high temperature superconductors. Topics of particular interest will include coherence in weakly coupled layered 2D systems, disorder, quantum dynamics, and quantum engineering of long-range interaction in atomic gases.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics or a closely related field, and have strong experimental experience in atomic or condensed matter physics. Experience with ultracold atom techniques and theory of many body systems would be an advantage.

Further information on the project may be obtained from: Dr Zoran Hadzibabic (zh10001@cam.ac.uk). Administrative enquiries should be directed to: Ms Pam Hadder, AMOP Group, Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, tel: (01223) 766298 (pjh65@cam.ac.uk).

Applications should be sent to Ms Hadder as above and should contain a full CV and list of publications, together with the names and contact details of two referees, a brief summary of research interests, and a completed copy of the PD18 Cover Sheet (parts I and III only), available from: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/

Closing Date
01 Oct 2009


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