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Two postdoc positions in experimental AMO physics - ultracold atoms & molecules

position expires on Dec. 15, 2021
Durham University United Kingdom GB

The Quantum Light and Matter research group at Durham University is seeking to appoint two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate ultracold gases of polar molecules. The positions are part of a major five-year research grant focused on the development of Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules (QSUM). The research will build upon our recent success in creating ultracold RbCs molecules in the rovibrational ground state and, in collaboration with leading theorists, will seek to develop a deeper understanding of dipolar interactions and many-body physics in optical lattices. Ultimately, the research contributes to our on-going efforts to realise a quantum simulator using ultracold polar molecules. .

Salary will be on the standard UK system and commensurate with experience.

Prospective candidates should:

- have a PhD in experimental atomic physics

- have a clear record of achievement in atomic physics research at the highest level, ideally in the production and manipulation of ultracold atomic and molecular gases

- have a track record of high-impact publications and presentations at international conferences

- have excellent communication skills and an aptitude for working within a team

For further information please contact Prof. Simon Cornish - s.l.cornish@durham.ac.uk