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James Franck institute, Enrico Fermi institute, and Department of Physics of the University of Chicago

Job Description:

To conduct high-quality and innovative research projects on few- and many-body physics, as well as quantum control based on ultracold atoms and molecules.
Start date: as early as Fall 2019.

Research Directions:

1. Quantum phase transition, quantum dynamics and quantum magnetism of bosonic and fermionic atoms in optical lattices.
2. Scalable quantum control based on stereotactic control of single atoms.
3. Synthesis and interactions of ultracold heteonucleus molecules.
More details can be found on our group website:

Research Facilities

1. Personnel: 2 postdocs, 6 graduate research assistants and 7 undergraduate research assistants.
2. Labs: 4 laboratories (total: 2500 square feet) and 4 apparatuses.
3. Supporting facilities: professional machine shop, electronics shop and material preparation center
4. Major equipment:  Fiber lasers, solid-state lasers, dye laser, CO2 laser, diode lasers.


1. Ph.D. degree in experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics.
2. Experience in quantum gases and laser physics preferred.


Interested applicants should email Cheng Chin <>. Please prepare
1. CV
2. Publication list
3. A short statement of your research interest
4. A list of three references.


We encourage applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

RESEARCH HIGHTLIGHTS (please check publications for recent research activities)

In-situ imaging of ultracold gases near a quantum phase transition

Quantum information processing and quantum microscopy based on translatable optical lattices