Applications are invited for the above post based in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will carry out experimental research and technological development of quantum sensors.
The specific research focus is the development of optically pumped magnetometers (based on cesium atomic vapor) and their applications including medical applications. The project is funded by the EU/EPSRC QuantERA project: Continuously Monitored Quantum Sensors: Smart Tools and Applications.
Preparation of scientific publications, assistance in the supervision of younger colleagues, and project reporting are also part of the responsibilities.
Candidates should have a PhD, or be near completion, in physics or a related discipline, and enjoy working in a team. Candidates should have excellent laboratory skills and a robust background in experimental quantum physics. Previous experience on optically pumped magnetometers is desirable.
This post will be offered on a 2 year fixed-term contract. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours).
Previous work related to this project include:
• Detection of low-conductivity objects using eddy current measurements with an optical magnetometer.
by K. Jensen et al. in Phys. Rev. Research 1, 033087 (2019).
• Magnetocardiography on an isolated animal heart with a room-temperature optically pumped magnetometer.
by K. Jensen et al. in Scientific Reports 8, 16218 (2018)
• Non-invasive detection of animal nerve impulses with an atomic magnetometer operating near quantum limited sensitivity.
by K. Jensen et al. in Scientific Reports 6, 29638 (2016)
• Generation of a squeezed state of an oscillator by stroboscopic back-action-evading measurement.
by G. Vasilakis et al. in Nature Physics 11, 389 (2015), arxiv version: arxiv.org/abs/1411.6289 .
• Quantum noise limited and entanglement-assisted magnetometry.
by W. Wasilewski et al. in Physical Review Letters 104, 133601 (2010), arxiv version: arxiv.org/abs/0907.2453 .
A formal application (deadline 19th February 2020) should be done online at
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Kasper Jensen by email: Kasper.Jensen@nottingham.ac.uk .