Research Associate/Fellow in Quantum Sensing and Optical Magnetometry

University of Nottingham Department in Physics and Astronomy

United Kingdom

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

Closing Date
Monday, 24th January 2022
Job Type
Physics & Astronomy
£27924 to £32344 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD).

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 room-temperature cesium atomic vapor) and their applications including medical applications. The position is funded by the European/EPSRC 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, if starts on or before 01 April 2022 as funding ends 01 May 2024. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kasper Jensen, by email to "". Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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