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PostDoc - Optical Lattice Clock

We are inviting applications for a PostDoc vacancy in our group. Our group carries out activities related to quantum physics and quantum technology. In this vacancy, the job consists of dealing with an optical lattice clock based on ultra cold Sr atoms. There is a PhD student already working on the setup and the selected candidate will join him. The setup will be used to fundamental physics as well as creating ultra low phase noise which could be used to exploit QT in radars and telecom networks. We are looking for a candidate who is hard working and ready to lead the work and the team. The current position is for 20 months, with the possibility of a further extension. For more information on the role, please contact Prof. Yeshpal Singh (

About our School-


The School of Physics and Astronomy is a world-leading physics department, excelling in both research and teaching. Our physics research was recently ranked top in the UK for 4-star-category research, and 4th by GPA, by the Research Excellence Framework 2021. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Professor Mike Kosterlitz and Professor David Thouless jointly for their work into the discoveries of the properties of matter, work which started when they were at Birmingham together. The 2017 Prize was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves, in which Birmingham staff played a key role. The School is an excellent environment for an upcoming academic.


The School’s research portfolio is wide-ranging, and covers three principal themes: Quantum Matter; Particle and Nuclear Physics; and Astronomy and Experimental Gravity. It has over 120 academic and research staff together with 120 graduate students with around 50 technical and clerical support staff.


The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion since 2014 and holder of the Athena SWAN Silver Award. Both initiatives recognise the School’s commitment to promote diversity and equality, and to encourage better practice for all members of the community, whilst also working towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential. 

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