Research Associate / Fellow in Quantum Sensing and Optical Magnetometry

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Quantum Sensing and Optical Magnetometry (Fixed term)

Closing Date:Wednesday, 19th February 2020
Job Type:Research
Department:Physics & Astronomy
Salary:£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £ 30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will carry out experimental research and technological development of quantum sensors.

The specific research focus is the development of optically pumped magnetometers (based on cesium atomic vapor) and their applications including medical applications. The position is funded by the QUANTERA project: Continuously Monitored Quantum Sensors: Smart Tools and Applications (C'MON-QSENS!)

Preparation of scientific publications, assistance in the supervision of younger colleagues, and project reporting are also part of the responsibilities.

Candidates should have a PhD, or be near completion, in physics or a related discipline, and enjoy working in a team. Candidates should have excellent laboratory skills and a robust background in experimental quantum physics. Previous experience on optically pumped magnetometers is desirable.

This post will be offered on a 2 year fixed-term contract. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kasper Jensen, tel: +44 (0)115 74 87202 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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