www.acad.jobs : academic jobs worldwide – and the best jobs in industry
                
     
Position: PhD Studentship: Theory underpinning molecular quantum technologies
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Physics and Astronomy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The aim of this PhD project is to develop theory of the interaction between quantum light and complex molecular systems, as well as investigating the quantum processes that may enhance the sensing capabilities of certain biomolecules. The project will involve the implementation of quantum tensor network methods capable of treating on equal footing electromagnetic, electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom for the light-matter interaction and the associated transient quantum dynamics and non-equilibrium steady state processes
Requirements: Applicants should have, or be expecting to achieve, a first or upper-second class honours degree or equivalent, in physics, physical chemistry or a related subject. Strong mathematical background, strong interest in quantum theory, and strong analytical skills are required. Previous experience with programming is essential. Excellent communication skills in English and ability to collaborate with other scientists are needed. Interest in interdisciplinary research is highly desirable
   
Text: PhD Studentship: Theory underpinning molecular quantum technologies, - Ref:1874201 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division UCL Physics and Astronomy Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3.5 years Stipend £17,285 per annum Vacancy Information A 3.5 year PhD position is available from 1st Oct 2021 to do research under the supervision of Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London (UCL). Studentship Description The aim of this PhD project is to develop theory of the interaction between quantum light and complex molecular systems, as well as investigating the quantum processes that may enhance the sensing capabilities of certain biomolecules. The project will involve the implementation of quantum tensor network methods capable of treating on equal footing electromagnetic, electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom for the light-matter interaction and the associated transient quantum dynamics and non-equilibrium steady state processes. Person Specification Applicants should have, or be expecting to achieve, a first or upper-second class honours degree or equivalent, in physics, physical chemistry or a related subject. Strong mathematical background, strong interest in quantum theory, and strong analytical skills are required. Previous experience with programming is essential. Excellent communication skills in English and ability to collaborate with other scientists are needed. Interest in interdisciplinary research is highly desirable. Eligibility Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/study/phd The start date is 01 October 2021. The studentship will cover all university fees and includes funds for maintenance at the standard UK rate and for participation in international conferences and workshops. If you have any queries about this studentship, please contact Prof Alexandra Olaya-Castro ( a.olaya@ucl.ac.uk ) Please submit applications in the following format: A CV, including full details of all University course grades to date. Contact details for two academic or professional referees (at least one academic). A personal statement (700 words maximum) outlining (i) your suitability for the project with reference to the criteria in the person specification, (ii) what you hope to achieve from the PhD and (iii) your research experience to-date. Please include a contact telephone number and an email address where you can be easily reached. References will be taken up for all short-listed candidates. Please send electronic applications to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Contact name Alexandra Olaya-Castro Contact details a.olaya@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 1 Feb 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date tbc Studentship Start Date 1 October 2021
Please click here, if the job didn't load correctly.
Your browser does not support iframes. Please click <a href="https://www.acad.jobs/job.php?t_id=J000342251&redirect" target="_parent" style="color:#7A7A7A">here</a>, if the job didn't load correctly.