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Microcavity PDRA positions


PDRA position in Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics:  

NanoPhotonics Centre: Semiconductor Microcavities and Quantum Fluids

Postdoctoral Fellowships

University of Cambridge -Department of Physics

(4 posts)

Salary: £25,243 p.a. – £41,186 p.a.

The Cambridge-Skoltech Quantum Fluids Laboratory (CSQF) invites applications for a number of Post-doctoral Research Associates in the general area of Quantum Fluids, for a period of up to three years.  The positions are expected to commence on 1st September 2013 (or another date by agreement).

The CSDF hosts research programs, workshops and conferences linking fundamental theory with experiments - see There are strong connections with the Nanophotonics Centre in the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK,, the Nonlinear Magnetic Dynamics in Munster University,, Germany, and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, Three theoretical positions will be based in Moscow; some travel to Cambridge and Munster is expected. The experimental postdoc will be based in Cambridge in the group of Professor Jeremy Baumberg with frequent visits to Moscow.

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply who have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent, and a strong track record of research in the following relevant areas:

1. Fluid Dynamics with strong computational skills; some focus on hydrodynamics of quantum fluids is preferred.

2. Theoretical condensed matter, in particular quantum coherence and dynamics of non-equilibrium systems, Bose-Einstein condensation.

3. Experimental solid state; experience with semiconductor microcavities and/or ultrafast spectroscopies is expected.

4. Modelling of spintronic systems. Quantum-Thermodynamics of magnons.

5. Analysis and PDEs or Scientific Computation.

Appointments of will be made with salary from $38,000 to $62,000, depending on experience and qualifications (including previous publication record), in addition to housing allowance and medical benefits. Excellent travel and computing support will be provided and opportunities exist for supervising PhD students.

Please submit a CV, publication list, summary of research interests in electronic form and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to:

Professor N.G. Berloff (email:, so as to reach them by the closing date (12 August 2013). Specific queries can also be directed to Professor Natalia Berloff (email as above), or for the experimental postdoc to Professor Jeremy Baumberg (

Closing Date: 12 August 2013

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