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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:  Sunday 15 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0621-190

Full-Time, Permanent

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

We would particularly welcome applications that apply quantum technologies to establish new scientific directions in our research programme.  A recent area of growth in the Department of Physics has been in the application of quantum technologies for fundamental physics, which currently brings together research groupings across particle physics, theoretical physics, nanotechnologies and ultra-low temperature physics.  

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 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. 

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, direct dark matter detection experiments and theoretical particle physics.   Further details can be found https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/physics/.

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

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 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

We particularly welcome applications from groups that are traditionally under-represented at this level in Physics and Astronomy. We are keen to attract a diverse applicant pool, and we are aware that some under-represented groups are typically less likely to apply for jobs unless they are sure they comfortably meet all the criteria. With this in mind, we encourage all potential candidates to reflect on their strengths and experience in the broadest sense, including transferable skills where appropriate, when considering their suitability for the position. In all cases, we will select the best candidate for the role.

All applicants are asked to attach two written references to support their online application. References can be uploaded at the 'Additional Information' stage of the online application process

Please quote the reference: 0621-190

Closing Date:   Midnight, 15 August 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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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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