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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Low Temperature Physics

Department of Physics

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £37,467 to £44,289 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 15 February 2023
Reference:  1122-536

12 Months Fixed Term, Full Time, with the possibility of one-year extension.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Low Temperature Physics in the Department of Physics.

This is a post to work on the measurement of novel superfluid optomechanical devices at low temperature. The post involves the development of experimental tools to build quantum analog systems of black holes to mimic the dynamics of fields in time-dependent spacetimes to study some of the most ill-understood processes in our Universe. The post holder will work in an interdisciplinary consortium uniting the quantum technology and fundamental physics communities, called Quantum Simulator for Fundamental Physics ( The consortium is an interactive network of scientists from seven UK-based research organisations located in St.Andrews, Cambridge, King's College London, Newcastle, Nottingham, University College London and Royal Holloway University of London.

The holder of this post will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the RHUL London Low Temperature Laboratory, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together with and supervise postgraduate and MSci students. In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a closely related area, as well as prior experience relevant to one or more of the following: (i) development of low temperature measurement techniques; (ii) operating cryogenic systems at low temperatures; (iii) cleanroom/sample preparation; (iv) operating radio-frequency measurement systems; or, (iv) data analysis.

This post is based in Egham, Surrey where Royal Holloway, University of London is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.  

For further information about the post please contact Dr. Xavier Rojas at

Further details of the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the required qualifications, can be found in the job description and person specification listed with the post. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at:

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted by the closing date.  

Please quote the reference: 1126-536

Closing Date: 23:59, 15 February 2023 

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Physics within Royal Holloway, University of London.

Further details:    Job Description     Person Specification    
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This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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