Research Associate in Thermal Optical Clocks

A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the Two-photon Optical Clock 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 is part of our wider efforts in atomic clocks, which are driven by the goal of creating ultra-compact systems for state-og-the-art atomic timing and frequency.

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 thermal optical clocks. 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 precision measurement, spectroscopy, and/or atomic clocks would be a significant 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