Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ultra-low Temperature Physics
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts in Ultra-low Temperature Physics at the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
Both posts are available for 2 years, with a possibility of extension to 3 years.
This project will develop an ultra-low-vibration microkelvin refrigerator for use with ultra-high-Qmechanical oscillators.
The ideal PDRA candidate will have a combination of specialized knowledge, skills and successful experience in the following research areas:
- Microkelvin Refrigeration;
- 3He/4He Dilution Refrigeration;
- High-field Superconducting Magnets;
- Microkelvin Instrument Design and Fabrication;
- Ultra-low Vibration Techniques;
- Superconducting Quantum Inference Devices;
- Ultra-high-Q Mechanical (Torsional) Oscillators;
- Quantum State Sensing & Qubits ;
- High-frequency Data Acquisition and Control Electronics;
- Data Management, Analysis.
Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental ultra-low temperature physics. Demonstrated skills should include capability to design, fabricate and procure components, assemble, integrate, test and operate ultra-low temperature scientific instruments.
They must have the ability to lead ultra-low temperature research, generating consequential and fundamental scientific discoveries, whilst managing and coordinating academic research and administrative activities of themselves and the ultra-low temperature physics research team.
The successful candidates will be able to adapt and develop; new and existing scientific techniques plus experimental protocols to the research objectives of the project. They must also be able to test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from ultra-low temperature research instruments.
More information about the requirements for this role can be found on the Job Description, the link to which is below.
Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URLs:
Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof. J.C. Séamus Davis. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.