Job offer available in Scotland Research Associate in Quantum Imaging Technology at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

Project title: Quantum enhanced interference microscopy.

Project description: This project is aimed at developing novel imaging and interferometry techniques based on single photon counting cameras and aimed at new generation quantum microscopes. Specifically, in Glasgow we will be focusing on developing an imaging version of the Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer and demonstrating 100-10 nm sensitivity in optical path depth across a wide filed of view.

This position is funded within the context of Q-MIC, an EU FET-Open project and will be in collaboration with other partners from ICFO, Barcelona, Politecnico Milano, Italy, University of Vienna, Zeiss and MPD. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge in optics, quantum optics and single photon detection. You will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research direction proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 – £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding for 2 years.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy ref: 022472, Closing date: 17 September 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. The School of Physics and Astronomy is the proud holder of an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Interviewees will be eligible for carer expenses, which will be covered by the School.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.


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