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Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mathematics and Physics

Location: Belfast
Salary: £34,304
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 5th November 2021
Job Ref: 21/109219

Duration: FTC for 36 months

Hours: 37 hours

Salary scale: £34, 304 per annum

Do you want to participate in a joint experimental/theoretical research programme solution and explore the viability of un-particle superconductivity? 

The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow for the duration of three years, to undertake theoretical research on microscopic mechanisms of superconductivity in low-dimensional materials through advanced first principle calculations. 

The research will carried out as part of the EPSRC funded project “Un-particle superconductivity in low-dimensional materials” which is a collaboration between the team at Queen’s University Belfast lead by Dr Myrta Gruening and experimental groups from the University of Bristol, working on high magnetic field transport measurements in novel high-temperature superconductors.

This is truly an exciting opportunity, where the successful candidate will be part of a world class innovative and mission-led team, with responsibilities in independent research, planning and collaboration.

The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter:

  • Normally have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Physics, Chemistry or closely related discipline.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience to include:

- A proven track record of using Density Functional Theory for electronic structure calculations

- Undertaking research in the area of Condensed Matter Physics

  • Publication record commensurate with stage of career

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list*. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click Apply or visit

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

Key Dates

Closing date: Friday 5th November 2021

Anticipated date: Thursday 25th November or Friday 26th November 2021

Further information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Myrta Grüning -

For project summary and related grants please visit:

Information about the School can be found at:

More information on our attractive package can be found at:   

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant faith are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at

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