Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atom-Cavity Quantum Photonics

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Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atom-Cavity Photonics. The post is available initially for a fixed-term until 30 May 2017, with the possibility of extension for a further 12 months, subject to research grant approval.

This project is a targeted research effort supported by the EPSRC Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), with the aim of demonstrating elementary integrated quantum photonics in a sophisticated atom-cavity network, consisting of single trapped atoms or ions in strong coupling to low-mode-volume optical cavities of high finesse. Responsibilities of the role will include development of methodologies, apparatus design, implementation, and the experimental investigation of quantum network links; instructing and mentoring of interns, graduate students and other scientists; oversight of laboratory operations and procedures; writing of papers for journals and presenting results at international conferences, and contributions to reports and grant applications. The postholder will also have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong experimental background in high-finesse cavity-QED, atom optics, integrated photonics, quantum optics and quantum correlation measurements. Previous experience in the fields of atom/ion trapping, microfabrication, and complex data analysis and process control will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of optical cavity QED techniques, photonic quantum networks, non-classical correlation and entanglement phenomena and their experimental implementations, and to possess a strong research track record in quantum atom optics or related fields.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Axel Kuhn (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 2 November 2016 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Apply online here.

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