If you are interested in any of the positions below, have related questions, or would simply like to learn more about our research, please contact Dr. Yeshpal Singh via email: Y.Singh.1@bham.ac.uk

Our current vacancies 

Last updated: 16 June 2020

In several of our projects, we offer Postdoc positions in which experienced scientists can join our research activities. You are welcome to get in touch with Dr. Yeshpal Singh or to consider any of the positions listed below.

No open positions at this time. 

If you are preparing an application for the Newton Fellowship, Marie Curie Skłodowska Fellowship or any other programme and would like to conduct your research at Birmingham, please feel free to get in touch. 

Ph.D. Students

Last updated: 01 October 2020

The Cold Atom Group of the University of Birmingham offers an outstanding science education with training in state-of-the-art experimental techniques and application engineering. Within the Strontium Team, we offer Ph.D. works in the field of cold atom physics, spanning from fundamental cold atom research over application design and its experimental implementation to simulations. Usually, open positions evolve from our daily research activities and are filled on the short term. We, therefore, invite applicants at any time to submit their CV and a description of their research interests to Dr. Yeshpal Singh.

PhD studentship available through Industrial CASE award

The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, led by the University of Birmingham, is offering a PhD studentship with BAE Systems as part of their recently awarded Industrial Cooperative Award in Science & Technology (CASE).


The Strontium Team offers a welcoming atmosphere to undergraduate students who wish to get an insight on our daily research activity in a hands-on project. Funding may be available with funding partners.

Year 4 Projects 2020/21

Last updated: 20 July 2020


The Strontium Team offers non-Theory fourth-year projects for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • Slowing atoms using Rydberg states (Supervisors: Y. Kale and Y. Singh)

  • Modelling quantum clocks (Supervisors: J. Jones and Y. Singh) 


 See abstracts 7.6 and 7.7