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Open Rank Academic Positions in Particle Physics - QMUL21080

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Lecturer) or £55,840 per annum (Senior Lecturer / Reader) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21080
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 09-Jan-2020
Closing date: 08-Feb-2020

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About the Role

The academic appointed will contribute to the intellectual life of the School and wider institution and research field of particle physics as a member of the Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC). They will contribute to student education and experience through curriculum development and the delivery of teaching activities in the subject area of Physics and Astronomy.

Positions are available across the academic levels: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader.

About You

The successful candidates must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent discipline and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience. They will have a track record of high-quality world-class research in experimental particle physics appropriate to the level of appointment, and clear and ambitious plans for future research. Candidates will also have the ability to, and appropriate experience of, delivering teaching and assessment.

About the School

The School of Physics and Astronomy has brought people together to foster world-changing discoveries. From trailblazing work on the structure of the atom, to the international collaboration jointly responsible for the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson, our discoveries capture headlines and showcase the diversity of our expertise and the breadth of our collaborations.

The PPRC is establishing a new activity with a focus on hardware and software contributions to the DUNE experiment. The successful candidate will establish themselves with a leading role in this activity as appropriate to the level of appointment.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. We foster social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We 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, 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 full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment with an expected start date of 1st June 2020. Salaries are competitive and not less than £42,433 per annum (Lecturer) or £55,840 per annum (Senior Lecturer / Reader) inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Adrian Bevan at or for DUNE Dr Jon Hays For general queries, please contact Srividhya Kulandaivelu at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. Applicants must submit their CV as well as a two page summary of current research and future research plans at Queen Mary London.

The closing date for applications is 8th February 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Physics and Astronomy are proud to hold IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena SWAN silver status, and have supportive policies in place to facilitate a diverse and inclusive working environment within the school. The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

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