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Lecturer in Particle Physics (Teaching & Research) - QMUL25802

Department: School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Salary: £43,069 - £53,625 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Reference: QMUL25802
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 17-Aug-2021
Closing date: 17-Sep-2021

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About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics within the Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC). The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, consistent with their current career position, and be experienced in working in forefront international particle physics collaborations with a focus on neutrino physics.

The main current activities of the PPRC are the operation and data analysis of the ATLAS and NOvA and the construction of the ATLAS tracker and trigger upgrades and the DUNE experiment.  These are supported by a strong GridPP group, and teams working on smaller projects.   In addition to the LHC and Neutrino sub-groups of the PPRC, we have a detector development group that transcends projects to provide a world leading technical capability that supports generic R&D, industrial collaboration and instrument construction for next generation facilities and projects using state of the art equipment.  The group is supported by an excellent engineering and technical team.

About You

The successful candidate will be expected to make major contributions to the neutrino activities within the group, specifically the DUNE experiment, and to also bring a significant new project to complement our existing neutrino programme.

The candidate will also contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching at undergraduate/graduate level, scholarship and administration within the School. Potential and/or ability to communicate science to non-specialist audiences and potential students in outreach work is expected. Potential or proven ability to secure research funding would be an advantage.

About the Department

Queen Mary University of London is a leading UK university, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy resides within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, a part of the Science and Engineering Faculty.  This provides a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment with a broad range expertise and diverse well-funded facilities to match.

The Department maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Our research is internationally excellent, with academic, research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Experimental Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, and Theoretical Physics. The Department has a multidisciplinary detector development group that transcends the research centres, and strong links to the Materials Research Institute, Institute of Applied Data Science, and the Digital Environment Research Institute that provide state of the art experimental and computing facilities elsewhere in the University that are used to augment our research capability.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £43,069 - £53,625 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Adrian Bevan at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6549.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 17th September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held in early October or shortly thereafter.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to hold IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena SWAN silver status and have a number of supportive policies in place to facilitate a diverse and inclusive working environment within the school We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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