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Assistant Professor in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (102911-1220)

Full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent position, available for holding part time with salary pro rata.

Warwick Physics seeks to make a new academic appointment in the area of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, in particular the development of advanced methods for application in one or more of the following areas: biomaterials, catalysis, energy materials, organic chemistry applications including pharmaceuticals. Successful applicants will augment and complement the Department’s current portfolio of magnetic resonance research activities and will be strongly committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

The Millburn House Magnetic Resonance Laboratory hosts one of the largest concentration of dedicated solid-state NMR infrastructure, with group instruments (that this post holder will have access to) from 100 to 700 MHz. The University of Warwick also hosts the UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility that operates as a National Research Facility (NRF) as funded by EPSRC and BBSRC: The Facility is based around two dedicated solid-state NMR spectrometers at 850 MHz and 1 GHz, the latter having recently (in November 2020) having been brought to field.

Applicants for this position should have a strong track record of publishing internationally leading research, and a clear vision of how their work would complement our existing research strengths. Applications from early career researchers are encouraged. Assistant Professor is a tenure track position leading to appointment as an Associate Professor after successful completion of probation. Teaching and administration duties are reduced during the probationary period.

In addition, we invite applications from outstanding scientists who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship, in a research area of interest to the department.

Warwick Physics provides an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. All posts can be held full or part-time.

Candidates must submit their application via the online application system, although informal enquiries can be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor David Leadley.

Email: Physics.Head@warwick.ac.uk

Fri 04 Dec 2020, 12:11 | Tags: Academic, Condensed Matter

Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics (102917-1220)

Full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent position, available for holding part time with salary pro rata.

Warwick Physics seeks to make a number of strategic academic appointments in the area of condensed matter physics (CMP). CMP has a broad research agenda that spans traditional areas and emerging interdisciplinary investigations in semiconductors, multiferroics, diamond, 2D materials and other functional materials, including work on quantum technologies and strongly correlated electron physics. We invite applications from candidates who will collaborate with existing groups and bring new expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantum technologies, quantum optics, optomechanics, electronic transport or structure measurements in quantum materials, and 2D materials. We encourage applications from researchers who could collaborate with our well-equipped microscopy group and with our team of theoretical and computational materials modellers.

Successful applicants will augment the Department’s current portfolio of condensed matter physics research activities and will be strongly committed to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants for this position should have a strong track record of publishing internationally-leading research, and a clear vision of how their work would complement our existing research strengths. Applications from early career researchers are encouraged. Assistant Professor is a tenure track position leading to appointment as an Associate Professor after successful completion of probation. Teaching and administration duties are reduced during the probationary period.

In addition, we invite applications from outstanding scientists (experimentalists or theoreticians) who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship, in a research area of interest to the department.

Warwick Physics provides an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and enquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. All posts can be held full or part-time.

Candidates must submit their application via the online application system, although informal enquiries can be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor David Leadley.

Email: Physics.Head@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 03 Dec 2020, 13:00 | Tags: Academic, Condensed Matter

Research Fellow (103559-1220)

Full time, fixed term position for 3 years.

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in quantum-enhanced sensing of novel physics such as dark matter and quantum aspects of gravity. The position is based in the quantum information science group of Dr. Animesh Datta, part of a multi-institution project involving theoretical and experimental groups at Cardiff (Grote, Dooley), Birmingham (Boyer, Martynov, Miao), Glasgow (Hadfield), and Strathclyde (Reid).
The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months. It must start no later than May 01, 2021.

You will develop theoretical schemes for quantum-enhanced sensing of novel physics such as dark matter (axionic or otherwise), emergent gravity, holographic noise, and the quantum aspects of gravity more generally. Particular emphasis is to be placed on the experimental feasibility of these schemes in interferometric and other setups on optical, mechanical, optomechanical or other platforms. Consequently, it will also develop methods of combating decoherence effects in these schemes, for instance by employing strategies from quantum error correction and quantum control.

You will work with graduate students and other Research Fellows in the quantum information science group of Dr. Animesh Datta and collaborate closely with the group of Dr. Haixing Miao (Birmingham).

You will possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in theoretical physics or mathematics and have a strong background in quantum optics, quantum optomechanics, quantum information science (ideally quantum sensing). You are expected to demonstrate knowledge of areas of physics such as quantum-enhanced interferometry and familiarity with testing quantum models of gravity.

You must be capable of working within a broader research team, demonstrating strong written and verbal communication skills, and maintaining a current knowledge of the literature on quantum optics/optomechanics, quantum-enhanced interferometry, and testing quantum models of gravity.
You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

The application should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact information of three referees. The post reference number should be quoted in all correspondence.
Please direct all informal inquiries to Dr. Animesh Datta. Further details about the research group can be obtained at www.warwick.ac.uk/qinfo

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

Wed 16 Dec 2020, 14:53 | Tags: Research, Theory

Professor (102903-0320)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the recruitment for this post had been delayed. It will be re-advertised sometime in Dec 2020/Jan 2021. Please contact Prof. Danny Steeghs (d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk) if you are interested in the post and seek further information.

Full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent position, available for holding part time with salary pro rata.

The Department of Physics at the University of Warwick seeks to make academic appointments in the area of extragalactic transient astrophysics

Expansion in this area is a strategic priority. Applicants will have a strong research track record and be ready to build their own research team with the support of colleagues at Warwick.

Warwick has a strong track record in time-domain astrophysics and explosive transients which we wish to build upon in the era of multi-messenger astronomy. Warwick leads the international Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) project, which consists of an array of wide-field telescopes aimed at fast transients and GW follow-up. It has been awarded substantial funding to expand over the next few years. Members of staff are also active in transient follow-up programs, such as the ENGRAVE consortium for the follow-up of gravitational wave events with the facilities of the European Southern Observatory, and are interested in the host environments and progenitor populations. It is expected that the successful candidates will take advantage of the opportunities presented by these experiments and others on the multi-messenger roadmap.

You will have good communication skills and be willing to contribute to the teaching and administration of the Department.

In addition to the above posts, we invite applications from outstanding scientists who either already hold an externally funded Research Fellowship or are seeking a top-class institution with which to apply for such a Fellowship within this research area.

The University of Warwick maintains a global outlook and has affiliates around the globe. The Department of Physics will provide an exciting and highly supportive environment in which academics can develop their careers. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and encourage application and inquiries from all suitably qualified candidates. Posts may be held full- or part-time.


Candidates must submit their application via the online application system. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Professor Steeghs at the address below.

Email: d.t.h.steeghs@warwick.ac.uk Tel: +44 24765 73873

Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:38 | Tags: Academic, Astronomy and Astrophysics