Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Theory of Ultracold Molecules


The Role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in theoretical atomic and molecular physics, to work in association with Prof Jeremy M Hutson, FRS, on the quantum mechanics involved in the formation and properties of ultracold molecules. The theoretical work is associated with an EPSRC-funded “Centre-to-Centre” Grant on “Developing Molecular Quantum Technologies” that supports collaboration between UK groups at Durham, Imperial College and Oxford with US groups at Harvard and Boulder, Colorado. The UK groups have already succeeded in forming ultracold polar RbCs and CaF molecules in their absolute ground states at temperatures around 1 microKelvin, and explored their interactions and collisions. We are now developing the use of these and other ultracold molecules for quantum science.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain collaborations between the Durham theory group and the US groups, working on problems of mutual interest involving ultracold molecules in optical traps, lattices and tweezers.

Further details of the research group are available at and a description of recent research achievements and current projects is available in a link from there.

This post is fixed term for 18 months. The duration is limited by the funding available on research grants described above.

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