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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £34,733 per annum (Grade 4), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26206

About the Role

The role will involve the laboratory study of the molecular complexity observed in space by means of state-of-the-art experiments at FELIX Laboratory in the Netherlands (, where an ultra-high vacuum end-station is managed by Dr. Ioppolo and collaborators. The candidate will be based in the Antennas Group at QMUL ( working in close collaboration with Dr. Ioppolo’s and Prof. Redlich’s research groups (, This post is supported by the Royal Society.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy or related disciplines. Practical hands-on experience with laboratory ice experiments and ultra-high vacuum equipment is essential for this position. Experience with IR, THz spectroscopy, ultra-fast laser systems, mass spectrometry, and programming in Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB is desirable.

About the School of EECS

EECS is an exciting and dynamic environment and is home to over 1100 undergraduate students, 370 postgraduate students, and 200 PhD students. We well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term post for 13 months. The starting salary will be £34,733 per annum (Grade 4), inclusive of London Allowance. The successful candidate is expected to be in post by 1 December 2021 or as soon as feasible after this date.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave. We also encourage men to apply for this position to balance the gender distribution in our administrative team.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Sergio Ioppolo at

Details about the School can be found at

Candidates are kindly requested to upload a CV and covering letter only; certificates, references and personal documents should not be provided at this stage.

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The closing date for applications is 2 November 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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