Photon Science Institute Research Fellow

Manchester, United Kingdom
£40,792 to £50,132 per annum, depending on experience
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 19/11/2018
Salary : £40,792 to £50,132 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Photon Science Institute
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2023

The Photon Science Institute seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist or engineer at an early stage in their academic career to a Fellowship position. The Fellowship is a for an initial 5 year period, leading to full academic tenure on completion, subject to satisfactory performance. Upon appointment, the successful candidate will also be appointed to one of the Schools within the Faculty whilst also remaining a member of the PSI.

The expectation is that the holder of the fellowship will have identified a substantial and significant research challenge linked to the research interests of the PSI, and show signs of becoming a future leader in their field. In order to apply, you should have completed your first PhD and have no more than 5 years of post-PhD research experience by the closing date. However, applicants who were awarded their first PhD more than 5 years prior to the closing date of the call may still be eligible in certain documented circumstances such as maternity, paternity, long-term illness or career breaks.

All applications should be submitted through the University of Manchester website and be accompanied by a detailed CV, uploaded in pdf format. The CV should also include a two-page research plan outlining the research that is proposed, how it complements or relates to existing work in the PSI, the resources and equipment required to deliver it, and how it will be used to develop a sustainable research activity.

The School of is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. The appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Contact: Prof. Richard Curry, Director - Photon Science Institute


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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