Research Fellow in Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Many-body Systems (Fixed term)

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Friday, September 27, 2013

We are looking for a suitably qualified, self-driven individual to carry out independent research with focus on non-equilibrium phenomena in open and closed (quantum) systems. This research is part of the ERC Starting Grant 2013 project ESCQUMA that aims at exploring the equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium physics of many-body systems formed by atomic gases of highly excited atoms – so-called Rydberg atoms. The researcher will be an integral part of a team conducting research on this new physical system in search for novel collective phenomena and technological applications.

Candidates must have a Bsc/MPhys Degree in Physics and a PhD in physics plus good mathematical skills and expertise in the physics of many-body systems – quantum or classical – in and out of equilibrium, e.g. soft-matter systems or cold atomic gases. Knowledge of atomic physics and quantum optics is advantageous. They should be confident, have good communication and organisational skills and enjoy working with a variety of different international people across discipline boundaries boundaries (from statistical mechanics to atomic physics and quantum optics).

The role will require the candidates to actively contribute to its research activities and to assist in the supervision of PhD students.

This post will be offered on a full time, fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months starting from 1st January 2014.

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