Self-organized magnetic and density ordering of cold atoms via light mediated interactions

Job type: 
Application deadline: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

We are seeking a highly qualified and ambitious candidate for a
position as an early stage researcher with the aim of a PhD
within the framework of the European Training Network
ColOpt. For further information see https://www.colopt.eu/
The position at the Experimental Quantum Optics and
Photonics Group of the Department of Physics of the University
of Strathclyde is aimed at the realization of self-organized spin
and density ordering of cold atoms. 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 many-body quantum systems. The
experimental system is based on a Rb magneto-optical trap.

The research training provided will comprise a broad portfolio of technical and transferable skills training on local and network level. You will attend a series of training workshops through the Network and will be expected to spend up to 6 months working with academic and industrial collaborators in the Network.

We expect:

• dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research
• a good Masters degree in physics
• basic knowledge in optics and laser physics
• openness and curiosity

You will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. You can be of any nationality but must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to commencing in the role, and you must not have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career.
The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The minimum salary will be approximately £32,470. Informal enquiries to Prof T. Ackemann email: thorsten.ackemann@strath.ac.uk
Full information, and application at: https://strathvacancies.engageats.co.uk/
Vacancy Ref: 57624