Assistant/Associate/Professor of Experimental Quantum Physics/Technology

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Application deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We are seeking experimental physicists with interests in cold atoms and ions, quantum optics, hybrid atomic/condensed matter systems, NV centres, optomechanics, superconducting devices, quantum sensors or related areas, who have a strong research background and the ability to develop an independent research direction related to Quantum Physics/Technology. Applications from early career researchers are encouraged and we will consider an appointment at any level from Assistant to Full Professor, depending on relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

The School of Physics and Astronomy co-hosts the Centre for the Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Quantum Non-equilibrium Systems (CQNE), the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre, which is a joint venture with the University of Birmingham and is a member of the EPSRC-funded UK Quantum Technology Hub on Sensors and Metrology, a key part of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme ( Within the School there are strong research groups in cold atoms, nanoscience, spintronics, two-dimensional materials and biomedical imaging, including the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre which utilises the applications of atomic sensors in MEG. The School has extensive facilities for nanofabrication and close links with the Faculties of Medicine & Health Sciences and Engineering, which provide an excellent environment for collaborative research.

Applications are invited for the above post. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independent research direction related to Quantum Physics/Technology. They will design, deliver, supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; solicit, execute and disseminate research, nationally and internationally; and provide advice, support and encouragement to colleagues and students.

Candidates should have a PhD in physics or a related discipline and a track record of postdoctoral research in quantum physics/technology. Prior experience of academic teaching is desirable. Candidates should have good communication skills and enjoy working across discipline boundaries.

This post will be offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Salary range:

Assistant Professor in Experimental Quantum Physics/Technology: £34,956 - £46,924 per annum
Associate Professor in Experimental Quantum Physics/Technology: £49,772 - 59,400 per annum
Professor in Experimental Quantum Physics/Technology: Salary will be within the Professorial range, minimum £59,400 per annum

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Profs Mark Fromhold ( or Prof. Igor Lesanovsky (

Applications need to be sent through the online portal: