Research Fellow for a Feasibility Study


Accurate timing knowledge has a variety of compelling use cases in the context of security and defence applications as well as in the wider economy. Improved access to clocks and reliable, accurate timing references have wide applicability across a number of systems and processes such as the urgent demand for clocks for the financial sector. The development of commercial Sr lattice clocks would reduce trading delays and limit the vulnerability of the financial markets. The Research Fellow is expected to work in close collaboration with industry partners and the ability to work across disciplines is expected. The Research Fellow will have access to our state-of-the art labs and will also benefit from the European Collaborations as well as from our direct link to the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology ( This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance their profile in precision timekeeping with optical lattice clocks. 


Key Main Duties

•   Collaborate with the Cold Atoms team to fulfil its deliverables and milestones and contribute to the wider National Quantum Technology Programme.

•   Analyse and interpret data

•   Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding

•   Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc

•   Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods 

Person Specification

•   First degree in Physics and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications

•   Experience in cold atoms and optical lattice clocks

•   High level analytical capability

•   Ability to communicate complex information clearly

•   Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones

•   Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively

The sucessul applicat is expected to join our team in November 2021. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early once a sufficient number of applications have been received.


For further information please contact Dr Yeshpal Singh -