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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Theory of Cold Atoms and Long-Range Radiative Dipolar Interactions

Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Monday 27 May 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 29 May 2019
Reference:  A2675

Applications are invited for an EPSRC funded 3-year Postdoctoral position in theoretical cold atom physics. Cold atomic gases cooperatively coupled with light provide a rich strongly interacting quantum many-body system. The aim of the project is to study long-range dipole-dipole interactions between the atoms and their cooperative behaviour. The light-mediated interactions can be engineered and manipulated for applications in quantum technologies and to simulate novel strongly interacting quantum systems.

You should be a highly motivated researcher with a PhD in Physics, or in a closely related discipline and should also have an outstanding track record of research commensurate with your stage of career. Experience in one of the following topics would be advantageous: many-body physics, cold atom physics, quantum optics, computational physics, quantum physics.

The appointment is full-time, fixed term for 3 years (at first instance with a possible extension) at the Department of Physics, Lancaster University, commencing on 1 July 2019 or soon after (flexible).

The Department of Physics at Lancaster University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.

For informal enquiries, including further information on the project, please contact Prof. Janne Ruostekoski Email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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