Available positions

We have a post-doc position available,  please contact us for more information.

Further information on the post doc position:

There is an immediate opening for a Research Associate to work in the group of Professor David Cassidy on the production and spectroscopic investigation of positronium ions and molecules. The post will involve two main areas of research (1) the development of new positronium molecule and ion production methods and, (2) the development of a transform limited pulsed laser spectroscopy experiment. The ultimate goal of this work is to study excited states and resonances in Ps ions and molecules. The RA will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the experiment, and will take a leading role in planning and executing research strategies. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other experimental activities in the group, including precision positronium spectroscopy and interferometry measurements.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, in experimental atomic physics, physical chemistry, or a related subject. Hands-on experience with pulsed lasers and optical systems is essential. It is desirable that the candidate will have experience with ultra-high vacuum systems, basic electronics, and programming using Python. Prior experience with positron beams is not required. In the first instance please contact David Cassidy at d.cassidy@ucl.ac.uk

If you’re interested in doing your PhD or university/college project with us in the future, please feel free to get in touch.