PhD Position in Quantum Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Rb-Sr Mixtures and RbSr Molecules

University of Amsterdam

Are you a wanting to push quantum simulation to new ranges in a energetic, worldwide analysis group? Our Strontium Quantum Gases Group is providing a PhD place on our RbSr undertaking. Our group is headed by Prof. Florian Schreck and is a part of the Quantum Gases & Quantum Info (QG&QI) cluster on the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the College of Amsterdam (UvA). We exploit ultracold Sr for quantum simulation, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. Our group is a part of QuantumDelta NL , which brings quantum know-how nearer to functions by collaborating with trade, startups and customers.

What are you going to do?

You’ll be exploring quantum physics with ultracold RbSr ground-state molecules [Science 357, 1002 (2017) ]. These molecules have a big electrical dipole second and a major magnetic second, which is in distinction to all different ultracold molecules created to this point. These properties allow new methods to tune anisotropic long-range interactions by making use of electromagnetic fields. We lately have created weakly-bound RbSr molecules and your first purpose shall be to switch them into their absolute floor state utilizing laser pulses. Subsequent you’ll analysis learn how to grasp the interactions between molecules and use them for quantum simulations of long-range interacting many-body methods. One more intriguing analysis avenue is to discover strongly-interacting Rb-Sr Bose-Fermi mixtures, which convey past Hubbard-model lattice physics into attain by exploiting element-specific optical lattices.

What do you need to provide?

You’ve gotten:

  • a grasp in experimental AMO physics, ideally utilizing ultracold atoms or trapped ions;
  • motivation to work with an formidable and good workforce in a difficult, however rewarding, analysis area;
  • good command of English

Our provide

A short lived contract for 38 hours per week throughout 4 years (the preliminary contract shall be for a interval of 18 months and after passable analysis it is going to be prolonged for a complete length of 4 years). The popular beginning date is as quickly as potential. This could result in a dissertation (PhD thesis). We are going to draft an academic plan that features attendance of programs and (worldwide) conferences. We additionally anticipate you to help in instructing undergraduates and grasp college students.

The gross month-to-month wage, based mostly on 38 hours per week and depending on related expertise, ranges between € 2,541 to € 3,247 (scale P). This doesn’t embody 8% vacation allowance and eight,3% year-end allowance. A beneficial tax settlement, the ‘30% ruling’, could apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Settlement of Universities of the Netherlands is relevant.

Moreover the wage and a vibrant and difficult setting at Science Park we give you a number of fringe advantages:

  • 232 vacation hours per yr (based mostly on fulltime) and additional holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • a number of programs to observe from our Instructing and Studying Centre;
  • a whole instructional program for PhD college students;
  • a number of programs on subjects akin to management for tutorial employees;
  • a number of programs on subjects akin to time administration, dealing with stress and a web based studying platform with 100+ completely different programs;
  • 7 weeks start depart (associate depart) with 100% wage;
  • partly paid parental depart;
  • the likelihood to arrange a office at residence;
  • a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third a part of the contribution;
  • the likelihood to observe programs to study Dutch;
  • assist with housing for a studio or small residence if you’re transferring from overseas.

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About us

The College of Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ largest college, providing the widest vary of educational programmes. On the UvA, 30,000 college students, 6,000 employees members and three,000 PhD candidates research and work in a various vary of fields, related by a tradition of curiosity.

The College of Science has a scholar physique of round 8,000, in addition to 1,800 members of employees working in training, analysis or assist companies. Researchers and college students on the College of Science are fascinated by each side of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the start of the universe or the functioning of the mind.

The Institute of Physics is located in new, purpose-built laboratory and instructing area within the constructing of the College of Science within the Science Park Amsterdam. This location additionally performs host to quite a few nationwide analysis institutes akin to AMOLF (nanophotonics, biomolecular methods, photovoltaics), NIKHEF (Subatomic Physics) and CWI (arithmetic and Laptop Science), in addition to ARCNL (Superior Analysis Heart for Nanolithography, which mixes the main Dutch tech agency ASML with each Amsterdam universities and AMOLF) and the Quantum Delta NL Ultracold Quantum Sensing Testbed.

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  • CV (together with a listing of publications);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • names and e-mail addresses of two references

We are going to invite potential candidates for interviews on an ongoing foundation.

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