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Research Associate - Theory of Open Quantum Systems
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: E&PS-007709

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/03/2016

Salary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Photon Science Institute

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Available immediately for 24 months

In this EPSRC-funded position, you will specialise in developing the theory of the dynamics and thermodynamics of open quantum systems beyond weak-coupling regimes, with application to solid-state and molecular systems.

You must possess a PhD in quantum physics or a related discipline, and an active interest and excellent track record of publications in areas such as the theory of open quantum systems, quantum optics, and quantum nanosystems.

Experience of non-perturbative numerical approaches to modelling open quantum systems, or many-body quantum states would be an advantage.

You should be well-organised, self-motivated, and able to work effectively with a variety of collaborators, both theoretical and experimental.

You will be working under the supervision of Dr Ahsan Nazir, as part of an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship project “Redrawing the boundaries: new approaches to many-body open quantum systems”, please see:

The post is available immediately for a period of 24 months, with the potential for further extension subject to funding.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Ahsan Nazir, EPSRC Early Career Fellow


Tel: 0161 275 1014

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Wednesday 3 February 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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