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Lecturer in Physics

Department of Physics

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 30 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0120-029

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Reader in the Department of Physics, in the areas of Astronomy and/or Astrophysics.   

We would particularly welcome applications establishing a new direction in our research programme.  In this context, significant new laboratory space will be allocated to support this initiative and we envision growing the new research area with additional faculty appointments over the next 5 years.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or a closely related field, and have significant research experience and a record of high quality research.  The post holder will be expected to initiate a new research group in line with the Department’s strategy to expand our activities in Astronomy and Particle Astrophysics.  The post holder will be expected to teach and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate level with responsibility for the design, management and delivery of their teaching.  They will also participate in departmental administration as requested by the Head of Department. 

RHUL is one of the four major centres of teaching and research in the University of London, situated on a lovely campus in Egham close to Heathrow Airport and Windsor Great Park, within commuting distance of London. The research of the Physics Department is supported by GRID computing facilities, the SuperFab nanofabrication facility, the London Low Temperature Laboratory and the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, with collaborations at CERN, SNOLAB, SURF, LNGS, J-PARC, CLIC, KEK, ESS and the Diamond Light Source, and in the SEPnet and the NExT Institute for Particle Phenomenology research networks.  The RHUL Particle Physics group is active in Particle Astrophysics, in direct dark matter detection experiments and particle phenomenology.   Further details can be found here.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Stephen West at Stephen.West@rhul.ac.uk.

This is a full time and permanent post, available from 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 0120-029

Closing Date:   Midnight, 30 March 2020

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Physics within Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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