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Department of Physics Vacancies 

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

STFC has recently launched a call for the next round of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. The fellowships are for five years and are intended for early career researchers who do not yet have an academic position. Full information including how to apply can be found at STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship – UKRI. Please note applications are submitted through the new TFS portal rather than JeS.

The department has been given a quota of 3 Fellowships by STFC so we are asking for interested applicants to submit Expressions of Interest (EoI) as part of our internal selection process.

Applicants are requested to email their CV, publication list and a one page summary research proposal to by Friday 7th July 2023

A Selection Committee will meet on Monday 24th July to decide which three candidates have been nominated and will be notified that week. The Department’s Grants team will be in touch with those candidates to support them through the application process.


College RF/JRF Physics Related Posts

Details of calls for applications for College RF and JRF posts can be found on the University's Job Opportunities web-pages, listed under either Academic or Research.
They are also published on College websites and in the University's Reporter.

Applicants for College JRFs in the sciences are normally required to submit a statement from the Head of the Department in which they intend to hold their fellowship agreeing to accommodate the Research Fellow in that Department, if elected.  However, before such a letter can be generated, applicants need to obtain the agreement of a Faculty Member within the Department to host them. Once the Faculty Member has confirmed their willingness to host the applicant, a Head of Department support letter can be generated. The Head of Department's office normally requires two week's notice to generate such letters.


Winton Programme Studentships and Fellowships

Further details of opportunities within the Physics of Sustainability can be found on the Winton Programme website.