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Job Opportunity: Research Fellow in Ion Cooling and Trapping:

Job description:

Job location: Birmingham
income: £31,406 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Published in: 21st May 2022
Closing date: 10th June 2022
Reference: 99583


Position Details
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Physics and Astronomy
Job location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting income is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434
Fixed Term contract up to 31st July, 2024
Closing date: 10th June, 2022
function Summary
We are pursuing individuals who have practice and a genuine interest in experimental ion cooling and trapping. The prosperous candidate will join the Quantum System group at the University of Birmingham and lead the lab activities towards the realization and characterization of a Californium highly charged ion clock. The prosperous candidate will be in charge of building some parts of the machine, these include a cryogenic vacuum system, a cryogenic Paul trap and the laser system to laser cool Ca+ ions. The Ca+ are needed to sympathetically cool the HCIs. practice with trapping and cooling of Ca+ ions is desired.
The prosperous candidate is expected to realise crystals of Ca+ ions and demonstrate cooling and trapping of Californium highly charged ions. The project benefits from the collaboration of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and the QSNET consortium that includes the Imperial College London, the University of Sussex, the National Physical Laboratories and several national and international partners. The prosperous candidate is also expected to play an active function in the interaction with the other institutes.
Main tasks
The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
   » Lead the everyday lab activities related to the project, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of data
   » Actively contribute to the interaction with partners
   » Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual knowledge
   » Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
   » Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
   » Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
   » Undertake management/administration arising from research
   » Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
   » Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters*
   » Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research*
   » Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines*
* These indicative responsibilities may also be included in a research function at grade 6.
Person Specification
   » Must hold or be close to completion of aPhD in Physics
   » An excellent track record in ion cooling and trapping
   » Excellent experimental expertise, including optics, lasers, electronics, programming etc
   » Demonstrated capability to manage a self-contained project, and to work effectively as part of a team in an academic environment
   » capability to communicate complex information clearly
Informal enquires to Giovanni Barontini, email:


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Job Location: Birmingham, West Midlands England
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Post Date: 05/21/2022 / Viewed 1 times
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