Research Associate in Quantum Imaging at Imperial College London

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Research Associate in Quantum Imaging at Imperial College London

- Job description
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join the Quantum Imaging research team in the Department of Physics. The posts will be associated with UK’s Quantum Imaging Hub. Applicants will be enthusiastic experimentalists and/or theorists with experience in quantum optics or nonlinear optics.

- Job summary
The research project applies the technique of quantum imaging with undetected photons (Nature 512, 409, 2014). This scheme eliminates the requirement that photons must interact with an object in order to relay information about it upon measurement. This produces the technological advantage to perform infrared imaging using superior and cheaper visible detectors.

The project has two key objectives. The first objective is to demonstrate the utility of this technique for infrared absorption spectroscopy. The second objective is to develop imaging devices that can operate in a tunable manner across the mid-infrared. The project will employ conventional nonlinear fibre and crystal light sources, as well as novel nonlinear metamaterials. Although there are many potential applications, this project targets infrared spectroscopy for cancer diagnosis, in partnership with Imperial’s Digistain Research Program.

• Duties and responsibilities:
In this post, you will contribute to independent and original research within the UK Quantum Imaging Hub “QUANTIC”, submit publications to refereed journals and assist with the administration of the Research Group. You will be self-motivated and be able to work alongside and aid graduate students. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration with theoreticians in other groups of the Department of Physics is an important aspect of this project.

• Essential requirements:
It is essential to the project that you have the following:
A PhD (or equivalent) in the Physical Sciences or a closely related discipline
Evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, demonstrated by a good publication record, commensurate with your career stage

• Experience in the following areas is desirable:
Experience in Quantum or nonlinear optics
Experience in Quantum technologies
Experience in Nanophotonics
Experience in Programming and numerical methods
Experience in Computational electromagnetic simulation
Experience in Imaging and microscopy

• Further information:
This post is available for 24 months, commencing in January 2020, with the possibility of up to a 12 months extension.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477-£38,566 per annum per annum.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to
Prof. Chris Phillips, email:
Dr. Rupert Oulton, email:
Dr. Alex Clark, email:

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