Research Associate/Fellow in Non-Equilibrium Physics

University of Nottingham Department of Physics and Astronomy

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in non-equilibrium physics (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
Job Type
Physics & Astronomy
£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The project is to carry out research in broad theoretical areas of classical and/or quantum non-equilibrium physics, including condensed matter, statistical mechanics, or atomic physics. 

One area of interest will be exploring novel non-equilibrium phases in driven classical and quantum systems, ranging from fundamental theory to the connection to experiments in atomic and solid-state systems. This is part of a collaboration between J.P. Garrahan, K. Brandner, A. Nunnenkamp (Nottingham) and I. Lesanovsky (Tübingen and Nottingham).

The researcher will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers covering a broad range of topics including statistical physics, condensed-matter theory, computational physics, atomic physics and quantum optics, soft-matter physics, and machine learning as applied to physics. We seek a motivated, skilled and highly independent researcher to complement our team.

The researcher is expected to actively contribute to the research activities of the condensed matter theory group at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

This role is available on a fixed term basis until 30/09/2023, hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Juan P. Garrahan (Email:, Professor Igor Lesanovsky (Email:, Dr Kay Brandner (Email:, or Dr Andreas Nunnenkamp (Email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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