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

Job Description:

To conduct innovative research projects on few- and many-body physics, as well as quantum control based on ultracold atomic and molecular quantum gas.
Start date: as early as Fall 2021.

Research Directions:

1. Quantum phase transitions, Bose fireworks, atomic and molecular Bose-Einstein condensates, Bose-Fermi quantum mixtures. 
2. Scalable quantum control based on stereotactic control of single atoms.
3. Quantum many-body chemistry based on molecular Bose-Einstein condensates.
More about our research activities can be found on our group website:

Research Facilities

1. Personnel: 1 postdocs, 8 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, 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 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