Research Associate in Physics
Imperial College London Department of Physics
United Kingdom

Job summary

The post is funded by the Royal Society to investigate ultrafast light-matter interactions using theoretical and numerical approaches. To carry out research programmes in ultrafast light-matter interactions. The Research Associate will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding. The post is available to start as soon as possible for a fixed-term duration of up to 18 months, with the...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01187
  • Date posted 15 June 2022
  • Closing date 14 July 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £41,593 – £49,210 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The post is funded by the Royal Society to investigate ultrafast light-matter interactions using theoretical and numerical approaches.

To carry out research programmes in ultrafast light-matter interactions. The Research Associate will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

The post is available to start as soon as possible for a fixed-term duration of up to 18 months, with the possibility of extending depending on performance and funding availability.

Duties and responsibilities

The selected candidate will join the team of Dr David Ayuso and will work on developing new optical methods for inducing and imaging ultrafast electronic dynamics using ultrashort and intense laser pulses, with a particular interest in ultrafast chirality. Please see related publications below.

Essential requirements

It is essential to the project that you have the following:

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in theoretical/computational atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum chemistry
  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including theoretical and computational modelling of ultrafast light-matter interactions
  • Knowledge of theoretical and computational methods in atomic, molecular and optical physics

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 and £39,888 per annum.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr David Ayuso, email:  d.ayuso@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Judith Baylis, email: j.baylis@imperial.ac.uk

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