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Academic in Accelerator Physics

Egham, United Kingdom
£47,719 - £71,565
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Department of Physics

Location: Egham
Salary: See Advert
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 June 2024
Reference:  0324-078

Full-Time, Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an academic working in the research areas of accelerator physics and/or medical physics involving accelerators. We are able to consider applicants at any of the following levels - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor. Please specify on your application form, which level you are applying for.

  • Lecturer Starting Salary is £47,719 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Senior Lecturer Starting Salary is £58,155 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Reader Starting Salary is £58,155 per annum (including London Allowance)
  • Professor Starting Salary is £71,565 per annum (including London Allowance)

These are the expected starting salaries for the posts, however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the respective role.

The Department of Physics has a record of outstanding research across particle physics, theoretical physics, nanotechnologies and ultra-low temperature physics, and has recently initiated a new research group in Astronomy.  Research within the Physics Department is supported by GRID computing facilities, the SuperFab nanofabrication facility, the London Low Temperature Laboratory and the John Adams Institute (JAI) for Accelerator Science, with collaborations at CERN, LIGO, 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 JAI is part of our Centre for Particle Physics and Astronomy, which includes research in dark matter searches, neutrino physics, particle theory, LHC experiments including ATLAS and FASER, and astronomy activities include analysis of gravitational waves, supernovae and involvement in the Euclid Mission.

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science is a centre of excellence in the UK for advanced and novel accelerator technology. The Institute provides expertise and training in accelerator techniques, participates in research and development, and promotes advanced accelerator applications in science and society at large. Royal Holloway University of London is a founding member of the JAI, in partnership with the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. Our Accelerator Group has developed advanced beam instrumentation for international accelerators, including the high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and has developed the Beam Delivery Simulation (BDSIM) software that is being applied to design future colliders, beamlines for physics beyond collider experiments, and medical accelerators for hadron beam therapy.

We are seeking to appoint an academic working in the research areas of accelerator physics and/or medical physics involving accelerators. We welcome applicants that strengthen or complement our activities in the HL-LHC, Future Circular Colliders, Muon Collider, or Physics Beyond Colliders programme and/or Medical Accelerators. Applicants with research expertise and interest in particle tracking development,  accelerator instrumentation, or complementary areas are encouraged to apply. This appointment is open to all levels of academic roles: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor. Applicants should have a strong record of producing high quality publications and attracting significant research funding. Applicants should have a track record of excellence in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to the development of research impact, and the successful applicant will have, or have the potential to have, a strong track record in this area.

The Department of Physics is committed to delivering excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students on our IoP accredited degrees undertake research projects embedded in our 100% world-leading and internationally excellent research environment (as described in REF21).

The Department plays an active part in inter-disciplinary activities and benefits from a number of University led initiatives including the ‘Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society’, ‘Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies’ and ‘Living Sustainably’ research catalysts and the School will be leading the establishment of a new Centre of Applied AI and Skills.   In addition to the opportunities with the Department of Physics, the post holder(s) will have the opportunity to play a full role in the growth of Applied AI within the School, and across the University more generally, with the opportunity to collaborate in development of new MSc programmes in this area.

The Department of Physics is committed to reducing gender inequality, as recognised by the award of Athena SWAN silver status and the renewal of Physics Juno Champion status in 2022, and strongly welcome applications from groups under-represented in academic posts.

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.

Royal Holloway offers 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 posts are 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 the Head of Department, Professor Stephen Gibson

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0324-078

Closing Date: 23:59, 3 June 2024  

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Further details:    Job Description - Lecturer     Job Description - Senior Lecturer     Job Description - Reader     Job Description - Professor


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Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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