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Senior Research Associate (RA1882)

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Location: PHY - Physics
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Research & Analogous (RA)
Closing Date: 09/01/2021
Date Posted: 08/05/2021
Reference: RA1882


Faculty of Science
School of Chemistry

Senior Research Associate
Ref: RA1882

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research on the theory of creation and dynamics of non-Abelian topological defects in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. The project aims to provide the theoretical underpinnings for experimental study of non-Abelian vortices and related topological objects and processes that could be realised in state-of-the-art or near-future experiments. The project is funded through an EPSRC New Investigator Award.

The successful applicant will be involved in the analytical construction of defect states and the devising of creation protocols and will be responsible for developing and running numerical simulations of relaxation and dynamics. This will involve developing codes for large-scale simulations on UEA’s ADA high-performance Linux cluster, including the writing of code for GPU computation.  

The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Chemistry as part of Physics within the Faculty of Science and the cross-departmental Quantum Fluids Group. The post will involve one research visit to the experimental project partner in the United States.

Essential requirements for this post include an awarded or soon to be awarded PhD in a relevant area of theoretical or computational physics, or applied mathematics, together with previous experience of independent, numerical research. You must also have excellent oral and written communication skills and experience of writing up research results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. Previous experience with theory of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates and/or numerical simulations of Gross-Pitaevskii theory, as well as experience with multi-core or GPU programming will be desirable.

This post is available from 1 November 2021 on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 36 months.

Closing date: 1 September 2021

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