Please speak to Stefan Hild if you want to explore future opportunities to work in this area.

Previous opportunities

New Postdoc Position on Speedmeter Proof-of-Principle Experiment

We are seeking applications for a new postdoc to work with us on the successful realisation of our ambitious speedmeter proof-of-principle experiment. The position will be for a duration of 2 years initially, and the starting salary will range depending on experience of the candidate from £26,527 to £36,661. The closing date for applications the 27th of July. To see full details of the position and/or apply please have a look here. For any questions please feel free to contact Stefan Hild.

PhD position on interferometry with back-action noise evasion

The goal of this ERC project is the design, construction and operation the world's first Sagnac speedmeter. In a regime which is dominated by radiation pressure forces, with our experiment we will demonstrate that a measurement precision beyond the conventional back-action noise level is possible. To enter this regime, top-notch ultra-high precision laser interferometry techniques will be combined to create a challenging and scientifically highly rewarding experiment. Within this experiment, potential fields of work for the prospective PhD student include such diverse topics as monolithic mirror suspensions, high-finesse optical cavities, low-noise analogue electronics, digital control and modelling of opto-mechanical systems.

This studentship includes 3 years of salary and covers tuition fees. The student will be able to profit from a wide range of integrated high-class research and teaching activities carried out at the University of Glasgow, from the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and our international collaborators.

Closing date for applications is the 20th of July 2014. Please send your application letter and CV to Stefan Hild.

New interdisciplinary PhD studentship position on interferometric methods for measuring climate change induced stone decay of historic buildings

This studentship titled "Sensing and understanding the resilience of sandstones" is funded by 'Historic Scotland' to investigate the decay of historic sandstone buildings caused by climate change and acid rain. One core aspect of this project will be to monitor the stone decay on microscopical scales in real time using laser interferometry. The student will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with supervisors from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, the School of Physics and the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. The studentship will cover tuition fees and salary for 3 years. If you are interested in this position please contact Stefan Hild before the end of July 2014.