We use cookies to improve the experience of our website.

I agree We use first-party and third-party cookies to improve the user experience on our website. You can disable the use of cookies by changing your browser settings (learn more). By continuing to browse the website without changing browser settings, you consent to our use of cookies stored on this device as described in our cookie policy.

DU Logo NU Logo

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).


Details on how to apply for this post can be found at: