Postdoc Opportunities (Archived)

Research Fellow in Cold Atom Gradiometry

Atom interferometry has become a versatile tool for fundamental research and, more recently, has started to move out of the laboratory towards quantum sensing for a wide range of applications. The atom interferometry group at the University of Birmingham is focused on the development of sensors for the measurement of gravity and gravity gradiometry. The group is now seeking candidates to play a key role in the developing the next generation of compact cold atom gravity gradiometers. The aim is to create portable devices that can operate on moving vehicles. Within this position, the successful candidates will develop the cold atom gravity gradiometer, the requisite underpinning hardware and perform research into enabling operation on moving platforms. This will include testing the devices in conjunction with external partners, in collaboration with industry and academia.The successful candidate will be based in the Technology Transfer Centre at Birmingham, and play a significant role in the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensing and Timing. The group has a strong track record in securing funding, delivering research outputs and career development. The composition of the wider team is diverse, and includes people with a range of skills across physics and engineering. Our work combines precision metrology with innovation, striving for fast-paced development. We are seeking an individual who is excited by application-focussed research and with a keen interest in technology development. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity and fostering an inclusive working culture.