We invite applications for experimental and theoretical post-doctoral researchers in the field of quantum optics, cold atoms, atom spectroscopy, and atom vapor cells. We offer a highly stimulating and energetic environment for experimental and theoretical atomic physicists and very competitive offers for both domestic and international applicants, including generous re-location packages. Applicants should have extensive experience in atomic physics and ultra-cold atoms.
We also have open positions for students with proven excellence who are interested in advanced degrees in experimental and theoretical physics in the fields of cold and hot atoms, magnetometry, Bose-Einstein condensation, matter-wave interferometry and Quantum Physics in general.
Ben-Gurion University (~20000 students) is the youngest and fastest growing university in Israel. It is situated in Be’er Sheva in the middle of the Negev desert, a mere hour by train from Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean. The surrounding area includes fascinating desert landscapes with their unique geology, archaeology and wildlife, and a fantastic kaleidoscope of ancient and modern society. For those who love nature and travel, we note that the University is located a short drive from Egypt, Jordan, and Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the beautiful coral reefs of Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea.
We are always searching for excellent students and post-docs from Israel and abroad.
We are a very diverse group in terms of available projects:
· Material science and micro/nano fabrication (including photonics, nano wires, superconductors, crystalline materials, carbon nano tubes, etc.)
· Experimental physics in NV centers in Diamond, BEC on an atom chip, and atomic vapo...r.
· Theoretical physics in foundations of QM, single atom and BEC physics.
A student or post doc in our group is exposed to state-of-the-art analytical and numeric methods on the theoretical front as well as cutting edge experimental methods. On the theoretical front, we deal with a wide range of topics from fundamental questions of QM to simulations of complex systems. On the experimental front, half of our projects are on fundamental science such as identifying the border between the quantum and classical worlds, and half in cooperation with the industry (e.g. NATO and IAI for the development of magnetic sensors, AccuBeat for the development of atomic clocks, Israeli defense for the development of navigation systems).
As we also manufacture our own atom chips, lasers, electronics, vacuum parts, computer interfaces, and even vapor cells, a student or post-doc leaves the group with a wide variety of practical high-tech knowledge appropriate both for a career both in Academia or in Industry.
There are available funding programs for people from the US, Canada, Europe, China and India, but funding is also possible for excellent candidates from elsewhere.