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Postdoctoral position available (Newcastle, Quantum Gases/Quantum Simulation)


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant (£27,285 - £28,936 per year) or Research Associate position (£29,799 - £38,833 per year) to work with Professor Nick Proukakis on the EPSRC-funded project “Non-equilibrium dynamics in Atomic systems for QUAntum Simulation”, a joint grant between Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Saarland University, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Jagiellonian University, Cambridge University, Newcastle University and ETH Zurich, within the remit of the European-wide QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies. You will develop and implement tools to study the non-equilibrium quenched dynamics of ultra-cold atoms across different phase transitions, as part of a systematic, closely interlinked experimental-theoretical study, working closely with experimentalists at Trento (Ferrari-Lamporesi), Paris (Beugnon-Dalibard-Nascimbene) and Cambridge (Hadzibabic).


You should already have (or expect to be awarded soon) a PhD in physics (or applied mathematics), demonstrated expertise and high-quality publications in areas such as ultra-cold atoms, quantum optics, polariton condensates, and/or condensed matter theory and excellent numerical skills. Direct familiarity with non-equilibrium, finite temperature and/or stochastic modelling, and previous postdoctoral research experience in modelling quantum systems are very desirable assets.


The post is available for 24 months, with an expected start date in Summer/Autumn 2018 (and no later than 28 January 2019).


Potentially interested applicants are strongly encouraged to make direct informal enquiries with Professor Nick Proukakis (nikolaos.proukakis@newcastle.ac.uk).


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