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Senior Academic Position (Reader/Professor) in Computational Plasma Physics

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mathematics & Physics

Location: Belfast
Salary: £51,630 to £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th March 2019
Closes: 29th April 2019
Job Ref: 19/107300

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

As a School, we operate with sixty full time academics, fifty research fellows, one hundred postgraduate students and twenty-five support staff.

The School of Mathematics and Physics comprises three teaching divisions, each with a head of teaching; and seven Research Centres. There is a considerable crossover between these areas and the ethos of the School is one of excellence in research informing excellence in teaching.

We are seeking to fill a senior position in the Centre for Plasma Physics with an exceptional academic, able to demonstrate a record of outstanding, internationally recognised leadership in research and, at Professor level, a strong track record in securing major research funding and managing research projects.

As a senior member of the Academic staff in the School of Maths and Physics, you will lead computational research within the Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP) in areas complementing and supporting current activities within the Centre – which include research in laser-plasma interactions, high energy density physics, high-field science and laboratory astrophysics. You will also deliver and develop teaching and assessment activities within the School of Mathematics and Physics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as participate in leadership roles within the School and University commensurate with the academic profile.

The successful candidate will have:

A PhD in Physics (or closely related discipline)

Sustained record of publication of internationally recognised research outputs, with demonstrable impact on leading researchers and the research agenda in one or more of the following: Laser-matter interaction physics, high energy density physics, laboratory astrophysics

  • Evidence of leading successful research funding applications
  • Evidence of successful doctoral or post-doctoral supervision
  • Proven track record of earning research income as Principal Investigator
  • Strong track record in securing and managing large scale grants (Professor)
  • Proven expertise and track record in numerical plasma simulations
  • Proven ability to engage with experimental teams
  • Evidence of international recognition and esteem

Anticipated interview date: Monday 20 May 2019

Salary scale: Reader - £51,630 - £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Marco Borghesi, Director of the Centre for Plasma Physics:
e-mail m.borghesi@qub.ac.uk

Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

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.

   
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