Research Fellow in Quantum Non-equilibrium Physics of NMR Systems

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Applications are invited for the above post based in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre and the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work on a theory-led project on many-body physics of spin systems in the context of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We are interested in further developing a theoretical framework for dynamic nuclear polarisation (DNP) which is a non-equilibrium approach for enhancing NMR. This covers a very broad range of physical aspects, ranging from modelling and simulation to understanding and exploring quantum phases and phase transitions in dissipative systems of driven interacting spin ensembles. The will to closely collaborate with local experimentalists is expected.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent), or near completion in physics or a related discipline and have experience in magnetic resonance theory or open quantum many-body systems. They furthermore need to be familiar with the use of computational software to simulation the dynamics of quantum systems. They should have good communication skills and enjoy working with a variety of different people across discipline boundaries.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years.

The salary is £25769 to £30738 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,982 with relevant PhD).

Please apply online via the link:

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Walter Köckenberger, Email:, Igor Lesanovsky, Email: or Juan P. Garrahan, Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.