Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for two Research Associate positions available within the Centre for Cold Matter, a part of the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group (QOLS Group), to help produce independent and original research on the measurement of the electron’s electric dipole moment using ultracold molecules.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00338
  • Date posted 4 December 2018
  • Closing date 2 January 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for two Research Associate positions available within the Centre for Cold Matter, a part of the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group (QOLS Group), to help produce independent and original research on the measurement of the electron’s electric dipole moment using ultracold molecules.

Duties and responsibilities

The postholder will be expected to plan and carry out research, write up results for publication and oral presentations, liaise with collaborators within and outside Imperial College, assist in the maintenance of lab facilities and the administration of the research team, and support research students. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

Essential requirements

You must also be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

• You must hold a PhD in Experimental Physics or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in a closely related discipline.
• A strong background in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.
• Technical knowledge of laser systems and the control of laser light.

In addition to above, knowledge and experience in the following areas would be advantageous:

• Experience in laser cooling.
• Experience in the simulation of experiments.
• A strong background in data analysis methods.
• A strong background in the construction of new apparatus
• Experience with data acquisition hardware and software.

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 – £35,061 per annum.

The position is available for a fixed term period of 2 years from 14th January 2019.

Our preferred method of application is online via this website, by clicking on “Apply now”.
Closing Date: 2 January 2019 (Midnight GMT)

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to: Ms Sanja Maricic, CCM Operations Manager, email: s.maricic@imperial.ac.uk.

For more information about the research project email Prof. Mike Tarbutt, Professor of Experimental Physics, email: m.tarbutt@imperial.ac.uk.


For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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