Lecturer in the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast (Ref. 12/102139)

At least one and possibly more positions are available within the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (CTAMOP). Successful candidates will be expected to undertake research in either Quantum Information Processing or Strong-Field AMO Physics, and to contribute to teaching in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake administrative duties as assigned.

Quantum Information Processing Theory. The current activities of the group working on Quantum Technologies in CTAMOP include the investigation of mesoscopic quantumness in open systems (ultracold atoms, quantum spin networks and mechanical systems at the quantum level), quantum control in hybrid systems, quantum thermodynamics and foundations of quantum mechanics, and the theory of quantum correlations. The group, whose current funding includes support from the UK EPSRC, the European Union, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, has an internationally leading profile and a vast network of collaborations with premier experimental and theoretical teams working in the fields of Quantum Information, Quantum Optics, and (Ultra)Cold Atom Physics.

Theory of Strong-Field Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. Present research interests focus on gaining accurate multi-electron solutions of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation for few- and many-electron atoms in intense short-pulse laser fields. World-leading computational codes, developed within CTAMOP, include the HELIUM code for the helium atom in intense light fields, the R-matrix Floquet (RMF) codes for general atoms in long laser pulses and the R-matrix with Time dependence (RMT) code for general atoms in ultra-short light pulses. This ab-initio work effectively and efficiently harnesses the most powerful supercomputers available. This has made possible scientific discovery in advance of laboratory experiment and has led to a record of sustained funding by EPSRC and the European Union.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics or related area and a high-quality publication record within one of the research areas indicated above. Candidates must have the ability to teach Applied Mathematics at all levels in English. It is desired that candidates have research interests which complement or enhance research activities within CTAMOP, and a record of successful grant applications. It is also desired that candidates have experience of teaching within higher education and a PGCHET and/or membership of an appropriate professional and/or teaching body such as the Higher Education Academy. Please indicate in your application for which research area you wish to be considered.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr J F McCann, by e-mail or telephone +44 (0)28 9097 6041. Salary: £32,901-£48,246 per annum (including contribution points). Closing date: 4.00pm on Friday 31 August 2012. A generous start-up package will be available. Anticipated interview date: week commencing 1 October 2012. For further details and to apply, please visit and click on 'Mathematics and Physics' on the right-hand side. The lectureship in CTAMOP can be found in the list, reference no. 12/102139. Alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or by e-mail. The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Date: 
Friday, 31 August, 2012 - 16:00