Research Associate – Cooling molecules to quantum degeneracy

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position 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 cooling of molecules to quantum degeneracy.  

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00895
  • Date posted 24 March 2021
  • Closing date 30 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position 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 cooling of molecules to quantum degeneracy.

 

Duties and responsibilities

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

Essential requirements

The following are essential requirements for the role:

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Experimental Physics or 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

The following are desirable requirements for the role:

  • Experience in laser cooling and trapping, preferably including quantum gases
  • Experience in simulation and data analysis
  • Experience of using data acquisition hardware and software

 

Further information

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/(select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NAT00895 into “Keywords”).

Closing Date: 30 April 2021 (Midnight GMT)

Queries relating to the position should be directed to: Professor Mike Tarbutt m.tarbutt@imperial.ac.uk.

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

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

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

The Department of Physics is also an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community. 

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

 

Documents

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • 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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.