Research Associate in CCM

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to carry out research into quantum optical applications of single organic molecules coupled to photonic devices. You will join the Centre for Cold Matter,in the Department of Physics and work under the supervision of Dr Alex Clark and Professor Ed Hinds. The group has a number of ongoing projects including Organic Quantum Integrated Devices (ORQUID), funded under the recent QuantERA...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00402
  • Date posted 28 February 2019
  • Closing date 31 March 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to carry out research into quantum optical applications of single organic molecules coupled to photonic devices. You will join the Centre for Cold Matter,in the Department of Physics and work under the supervision of Dr Alex Clark and Professor Ed Hinds. The group has a number of ongoing projects including Organic Quantum Integrated Devices (ORQUID), funded under the recent QuantERA Initiative, Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules (QSUM), an EPSRC programme grant in collaboration with Durham University and University of Oxford, and Microcavity Molecular Photon Source, also funded by EPSRC.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for designing and carrying out experimental measurements of the optical, spectroscopic, structural, and electrical properties of molecules and the photonic devices they are to be coupled to, both at ambient and cryogenic temperature. You will be expected to plan and carry out research, to write up results for publication and oral presentations, and to liaise with collaborators within and outside Imperial College. You will also assist in the maintenance of lab facilities and the administration of the research team, as well as support research students. This project will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

Essential requirements

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline.

In addition to above, you must also be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

  • Experience of the experimental optical characterisation of single quantum emitters.
  • Experience working with cryogenic systems.
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills.
  • Ability to plan and conduct research independently.
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication.

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

  • Demonstrated experience of laser spectroscopy of single emitters.
  • Expertise in modelling single molecule quantum dynamics.
  • Knowledge of quantum optics and single photon sources/detectors.
  • Experienceof microscopy such as confocal, TIRF, scanning near-field, etc.
  • Experience in using software for data analysis, instrumentation, and computer programming.

Our preferred method of application is online via this website, by clicking on “Apply now”. 

Closing Date: 31st March 2019 (Midnight GMT)

 

Further information

More information about the Department of Physics, the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages.

The position is available for a fixed term period of 18 months from 15th April 2019, must start at the latest by 1st July 2019.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.

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

For more information about the research project, email Dr Alex Clark, Royal Society University Research Fellow, email: alex.clark@imperial.ac.uk, or Professor Ed Hinds, Chair in Physics, email: ed.hinds@imperial.ac.uk.

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

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