Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mathematics and Physics

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

This post is available for 12 months to work on an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council funded programme, the successful candidate will undertake experimental research in the field of ultra-high intensity laser-matter interactions with particular emphasis to the generation of high-quality positron beams and their practical applications. The research will contribute to achieving the main goals of the recently awarded EPSRC platform grant “NanoRad - Ultrafast, nano-scale material response to radiation and applications of ultrafast radiation sources” and the European project EuPRAXIA.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an 
international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain PhD in physics or related subject.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience
  • Experience in experimental research in the field of laser-plasma interactions.
  • Publication record commensurate with stage of career.

Full criteria can be found online at

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Gianluca Sarri, email: or telephone: +44 28 9097 3575.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 15 January 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 - £42,418 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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