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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - QMUL21975

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £47,325 - £64,185 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL21975
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 05-May-2020
Closing date: 04-Jun-2020

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About the Role

The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) has a vacancy for a detector physicist.  The role supports the PPRC through development, construction and commissioning of detectors for large international particle physics projects and generic R&D.  The PPRC has significant roles in the construction of the ATLAS Inner Tracker (ITk) and DUNE projects, as well as a diverse generic R&D programme. The role will adapt to serve the changing needs of the PPRC.  The successful applicant is expected to make significant personal contributions to the ITk programme. Once that project is completed the post holder will work on R&D and future projects depending on the priorities and strategy of the centre.   

There is one post available at either Senior Research Fellow (Grade 7)/Research Fellow (Grade 6) level. The attached job profiles provide details of the duties and criteria for each post.  Please indicate on your application the level of post you are applying for. 

For both levels of post you should have a PhD (or equivalent) in experimental particle physics or equivalent experience in a relevant field.  At the Senior Research Fellow level you will be able to demonstrate strong team leadership, including coordination with engineering and technical staff, and ability to mentor, coach and develop junior staff and students. 

The post is available from 1st August 2020. Starting salary will depend on experience and be in the range of £47,325 - £64,185 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. The term ends 30th September 2022, and we strongly expect this contract to be renewed, pending securing funding for the continuation of this core position from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Russell Group.  We believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.


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.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the head of the PPRC, Adrian Bevan, at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6549.

Details about the school can be found at and details regarding the research group can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.  Enquiries on the application procedure can be addressed to SPA-HR

The closing date for applications is 03 June 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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