Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Plymouth - School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics

The University of Plymouth is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic Higher Education Institutions. Committed to delivering a first class, first choice student experience and enjoying a leading reputation for excellence in teaching and learning alongside world-class research, it is also distinguished by its long-term engagement with business enterprise.

The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, which is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Quantum Electrodynamics in Intense Fields. 

The Strong-Field QED group presently comprises four faculty researchers (Dr Ben King, Dr Thomas Heinzl, Professor David McMullan, Dr Martin Lavelle), a Marie Curie 
Research Fellow (Dr Anton Ilderton) and three PhD students. The group specialises in calculating particle physics processes in strong laser fields and studying aspects of quantum field theory in intense electromagnetic backgrounds.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in physics or a related discipline, a strong research track record in quantum field theory and ideally some experience in calculating QED processes in intense fields.

For more information about our research centre see:

You should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent by email to Dr Ben King ( prior to the deadline. All applications though must be made through the online system.

This is a full-time position, funded by an EPSRC research grant, working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for a period of 18 months starting in December 2016.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ben King, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics by e-mail

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Tuesday 8 November 2016

The University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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