We are on the lookout for new people to join our group throughout the year.
Although new PhD and Masters students will typically start around September time, applications are welcome anytime. More details about currently available PhD positions can be found at PhD @ QSD.
Post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to contact the team directly first if you are interested in joining.
PhD student Amruta fixing her laser system.
We also offer the opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to complete summer projects within our labs. Selected candidates can gain lots of practical experience in diverse areas such as laser physics, optics, imaging, ultrahigh vacuum, software development, CAD modelling and electronics design. Projects can also be tailored to the areas in which students find most interesting, or wish to learn more.
If you would like to know more about what we do and what is on offer, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email or telephone, and we can arrange for you to come for a visit.
Details can be found on our Contact page.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Optically Pumped Magnetometers
Quantum Systems & Devices group is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Physics. Targeted research areas include quantum physics and technologies with a focus on warm atomic vapours.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Ultracold Atoms
Quantum Systems & Devices group is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Physics. Targeted research areas include quantum physics and technologies with a focus on cold atomic systems.
For more details and the application process, please send us your CV and any question that you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Project 1 - Quantum Gas Dynamics
We investigate complex many-body phenomena such as quantum phase transitions, and manipulation of low-dimensional quantum systems both in and out of equilibrium using ultracold atomic gases.
Project 2 - BEC Microscope Development
This project aims for the improvement of the sensitivity of the microscope to currents flowing in two-dimensional samples. As the main limitation for sensitivity stems from atom-surface interactions, such as Casimir forces and Johnson noise we study these interactions and use novel materials such as graphene to suppress them.
Project 3 - Percolating Networks
This project will focus on percolating networks of silver nanowires and graphene, where a deeper understanding of the conductivity behaviour is expected to lead to a technological breakthrough. We aim to achieve this by experimental studies in our BEC microscope and numerical simulations of the networks.
Project 4 - Using Quantum Sensors for Bio-Magnetism
Together with the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, one project will use these sensors in conjunction with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study demyelination. Using such a multi-modal approach should offer new sights into a range of diseases including multiple sclerosis.
Project 5 - Sensor Development
In a parallel project, a student will work towards the fabrication and characterisation of large arrays of quantum magnetometers. The end-goal being to replace the superconducting, cryogenically-cooled sensors currently being used in MEG.