Research Associate/Fellow in non-equilibrium classical and quantum many-body physics

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Friday, September 21, 2018

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The project is to carry out research in the broad field of non-equilibrium quantum and classical many-body system, including cold atomic gases, quantum optical systems, classical glassy and driven systems, neural networks and machine learning, and systems at the interface of classical and quantum.

One area of interest will be the study of the emergence of correlated dynamical states and collective phenomena in systems with discrete-time dynamics, such as cellular automata, and the competition between classical and quantum effects, together with issues of thermalisation and non-ergodicity.

The researcher will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers covering a broad range of topics including statistical physics, condensed-matter theory, computational physics, atomic physics and quantum optics, and soft-matter physics. We seek a motivated, skilled and highly independent researcher to complement our team.

The researcher is expected to actively contribute to the research activities of the condensed matter theory group at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

The position is funded by the The Leverhulme Trust through the project “Open quantum cellular automata”.

The post commences on or after 1 September 2018 and is fixed-term for a period of 2 years. Hours of work are full-time, however job share arrangements may be considered.

Salary: £26,495 to £29,799 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (£29,799 with relevant PhD)

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Igor Lesanovsky (email: or Professor Juan Garrahan (email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.