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2 Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Atomic Physics at Faculty of Science – Institute of Physicsin, Netherlands

The Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics is looking for two highly-motivated Postdocs with excellent laboratory skills for performing state-of-the-art atomic physics experiments within the Quantum Flagship project iqClock.

In the project you will develop a new type of optical clock: a continuously operating superradiant clock. Optical clocks exploit mHz linewidth transitions of atoms as frequency references and can achieve an accuracy that corresponds to going one second wrong over the lifetime of the universe (10-18).

The strontium quantum gases group, headed by Prof. Florian Schreck, is part of the Quantum Gases and Quantum Information (QG&QI) cluster at the University of Amsterdam. The main focus of the group is the exploitation of Sr quantum gases for novel precision measurement techniques and the study of many-body physics.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: 31 December 2018
  • Course Level: Position is available for a Postdoctoral researcher.
  • Study Subject: The Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics is looking for two highly-motivated Postdocs with excellent laboratory skills for performing state-of-the-art atomic physics experiments within the Quantum Flagship project iqClock.
  • Scholarship Award: The appointment will be on a temporary basis for the period of two to maximum three years (initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months and after a satisfactory evaluation, it can be extended).
    The monthly gross salary will range between €2,640 and €4,166 (scale 10), based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% and flexible employment conditions.
  • Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for the position
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of position is not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the position
  • Entrance Requirements: You hold a PhD in physics or a related field and are requested to motivate why you apply for the position and to supply a CV.
    Other skills/experiences/documents that would benefit your application are:

    • previous laboratory experience in an atomic physics lab;
    • working knowledge of a programming language (matlab, C++ or equivalent);
    • excellent English oral and written communication skills;
    • scientific publications.

    To foster diversity in our research group, we will especially appreciate applications from excellent female candidates.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicant must be fluent in English.

 

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may send in your application using the link below.

Please upload the following information in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page), why did you choose to apply for this position;
  • curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • the names and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two academic references.

We will recruit until the position is filled. The selection process commences immediately but will close when a suitable candidate has been found, even if this is prior to the final date of the application window.

Scholarship Link