Research Fellow in Strong-Field and Attosecond Physics

  • Posted by Grant Holder Manager
  • On 2 February 2021
  • postdoc position

The Theoretical Strong-Field and Attosecond Physics group at UCL Physics and Astronomy are seeking a postdoctoral research associate within the remit of the EPSRC-funded grant AQuA DIP: Advanced Quantum Approaches to Double Ionisation Processes, which involves a collaboration between UCL and the Queen’s University Belfast.

The aim of the project is to develop novel analytical and numerical approaches suitable for correlated multielectron systems in intense laser fields, by extending the UCL developed Coulomb Quantum Orbit Strong-Field Approximation (CQSFA) to multielectron systems, and to apply the developed approach to strong-field phenomena such as double and multiple ionization and photoelectron holography in sculpted fields. Further duties include to contribute to the induction and direction of other research staff and students as requested, to undertake a limited amount of teaching in relation to subject area and to the drafting of papers and research proposals.

Duration of this position is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Physics and expertise in theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physics (preferably strong-field laser-matter interaction), quantum chemistry or mathematical physics.They should have experience with programming languages and time-dependent methods, and a publication record appropriate to stage of career.

Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication.

Experience on analytical strong-field approaches, path integral methods, initial value representations and/or asymptotic expansions; previous postdoctoral and High-performance Computing (HPC) experience is desirable.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 – £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

To access further details about the position and how to apply please follow this link:

Closing Date: 21/2/2021


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