Research Associate in Atom Interferometry in Wave-guides

A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the Waveguided Atom Interferometry experiment. The project is part of a multi-partner collaboration, Chip-scale Atomic Systems for a Quantum Navigator, funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant.

The project will develop new techniques to rap and guide ultra-cold atoms and BECs in optical waveguides to solve two problems; how to scale atom interferometry to chip-scale platforms, and to reduce sources of errors such as scale factor error and bias instability.

The successful candidate will join the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics (EQOP) group within Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. The EQOP group, with over 40 researchers, is notably active in experimental atomic systems and in knowledge transfer to industry. The project, under the supervision of Dr Paul Griffin and Prof Erling Riis, seeks to advance the state of the art of atom interferometry and development of ultra-compact integrated atomic-photonic sensors. The role will offer opportunities in initiating and delivering collaborative projects with academic, and supervision and mentoring of PhD students within the EQOP group.

Candidates will have a PhD (or close to completion) in experimental atomic physics, laser physics, or have equivalent experience. The role will require working within collaborations involving physicists and engineers, and therefore applicants should have the ability to communicate and exchange ideas at all levels. Technical knowledge of atom interferometry, ultra-cold atoms, and Bose-Einstein condensates, will be of advantage. An ability to prepare scientific publications and present research outcomes at local, national, and international research meetings is expected.

See the advert (link here) or contact Dr Paul Griffin for details.

  • Availability: Open
  • Start date: From November 2023
  • Contact: Dr Paul Griffin