University of Otago, Physics

Position ID:University of Otago-Physics-PDF [#13156, 1802338]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Experimental Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Dunedin, Otago 9011, New Zealand
Subject Area: Physics / Atomic Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/01/21, finished 2020/01/26)
Position Description:    

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Who we are

The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Our Physics Department was the first Physics Department established in New Zealand, and was a foundation discipline here at the University. Today, the Department embraces innovative teaching methods, promotes a vigorous research ethos, and is committed both to Physics as a discipline and to its applications.

The Role

In this fixed-term Postdoctoral Fellow position, you will join Dr Mikkel Andersen's project "Hot entanglement with cold atoms" and conduct investigations into entanglement generation between atoms in optical tweezers. You will also be required to assist in the development of graduate student skills.

Your Skills and Experience A Doctorate in Physics. Experience with experimental techniques used to produce, manipulate and probe laser cooled atoms. Be highly motivated. Have excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Further Details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin it provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years.

There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

Internal Number: 1802338

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Contact: Mikkel F. Andersen
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Department of Physics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
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