Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Quantum Information at Nottingham

Job type: 
Application deadline: 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Research group: 
Centre for the Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Quantum Non-Equilibrium Systems

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor Gerardo Adesso on an ERC Starting Grant project entitled “Genuine quantumness in cooperative phenomena” funded by the European Research Council. The principal goal of the project is to analyse and challenge the quantum-classical border from a jointly fundamental and applicative viewpoint. The project is expected to deliver novel tools for the characterisation of quantumness in composite systems and to develop novel platforms for its practical utilisation in quantum technology applications.

Reference: SCI099317
Closing Date: Monday, 22nd May 2017
Job Type: Research
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £26052 to £32004 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD).

Candidates must hold or be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of applied mathematics or physics. A strong knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, and the mathematical description of open quantum systems is essential. In addition, a background in more than one of the following areas is highly desirable: quantum optics; entanglement and quantum correlations; quantum metrology; quantum control; quantum thermodynamics; complexity. Candidates should have evidence that the quality and quantity of their previous research outputs is commensurate with their level of experience. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the publication of scientific papers, and to their dissemination at relevant workshops and conferences. The successful candidate will be expected to work on the project in collaboration with Professor Gerardo Adesso, and will be expected to contribute to the supervision of PhD students employed on the project. As part of the project activities, the successful candidate will be expected to take part in the organisation of focused workshops and outreach activities.

In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, The University of Nottingham is one of a small number of universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Fixed-term position available for a period of 24 months from September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences, which has strong and active research groups in areas including Mathematical Physics, see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx. Further information regarding the Quantum Correlations Group can be obtained from http://quantumcorrelations.weebly.com.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Gerardo Adesso, email: gerardo.adesso@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.