Research Fellow, School of Mathematics & Physics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 - £37,386 per annum
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking immediate appointment of a Research Fellow for up to 18 months to undertake theoretical research in non-equilibrium quantum dynamics of mesoscopic quantum systems. The post will be funded by the EPSRC project QuamNESS to Professor M. Paternostro. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in theoretical physics.
  • Can demonstrate at least 3 years’ relevant research experience in theoretical physics, including at the postgraduate level.
  • Can evidence provable research experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Quantum Optics
    • Open system dynamics
    • Non-equilibrium quantum processes and thermodynamics.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.   

This post is fixed term until 30 November 2024. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.    

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.    

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/   

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Mauro Paternostro at m.paternostro@qub.ac.uk     

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