A Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Cold/Rydberg Atom Physics

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit (Prof. S. Nic Chormaic), invites applications for several experienced researchers in experimental cold atom physics. Successful candidates will contribute to our active and well-funded research program, with a focus on optical nanofibre-mediated interactions. Only candidates with research vision and a strong publication record in the field will be considered.. The laboratory is very well equipped and we have several active collaborations. Successful candidates will have freedom and the means to explore their own ideas within the overall goals of the group .

These are full-time, fixed-term appointments for up to three years with an extension of one additional year possible upon satisfactory progress. We offer attractive salaries, relocation package and housing allowance. Contract initially with 3 month probationary period (inclusive). For a Staff Scientist appointment, the candidate must have completed their PhD several years ago as this is a senior position with added responsibilities.

• Strong experimental skills in laser cooling of atoms or ions;
• Ability to plan and execute research in cold atoms;
• Ability to work as a team member, while assuming day-to-day responsibilities in the laboratory;
• Familiarity with LabVIEW, MATLAB and similar software packages;
• Willingness to assist with student supervision in the laboratory;
• Proven ability to communicate fluently in English and to publish high-impact papers in a related field

1. Ph.D. in Physics in laser cooling of atoms or ions with a very strong experimental component
2. Fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent interpersonal skills
3. An excellent publication record, ability to work independently, and adaptive to new research directions.

Further details available by emailing Prof. Nic Chormaic. Exceptional candidates with a relevant theory background may be considered.

Note that applications will be considered until suitable candidates are identified.

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a model for change in education and research. Beautifully situated on the subtropical island of Okinawa, OIST relies on a cross-disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on creativity and exchange. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields. The day-to-day language is English.