Research Fellow, School of Mathematics and Physics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
11 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 05/11/2021
Salary £34,304 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

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.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 36 months.

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*.

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.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcome applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant faith are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality and Diversity and Inclusion: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity  and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

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Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Myrta Gruening (m.gruening@qub.ac.uk)

Attractive reward package

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