School of Physics and Astronomy

Opportunities at PPRC

Open positions

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Recently closed positions:

ATLAS postdoc position to work in ATLAS (L1Calo and physics analyses)

Lectureship in Experimental Particle Physics

Lectureship in Experimental Particle Physics

Neutrino research associate position to work on SNO+

Two junior neutrino research associate positions

Available Ph.D positions

Please refer to the PhD programme page

Training opportunities for students at CERN

QMUL undergraduate students can apply for training periods at CERN.


Funding Opportunities for Post-doctoral Research

There are a number of sources of funding for Post-doctoral Fellowships. The group welcomes exceptional candidates who manage to secure funding through such sources. If you are interested in applying to any of the schemes detailed below we can offer help and guidance with the application process - please contact the academic you wish to work with. Please note that the information on this page is to give an idea of possible schemes but please look at the linked pages for the most up to date criteria and timeline for each scheme.

A summary of the main criteria for each available scheme are detailed below along with indicative closing dates. Please note that the criteria, availability and closing dates change from year to year so please refer to the specific website for each scheme.

Royal Society Fellowships (internal deadline 06/2019 - TBC)

The Royal Society offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under three different programmes:

European Commission Fellowships (internal deadlines TBA)

The European Union offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under the Horizon 2020 programme, specifically:

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (internal deadline 06/2019 TBC)

The STFC award a small number of 5-year Ernest Rutherford Fellowships: STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships.
These awards are very competitive and we can only put forward 1-2 applicants per round, which are decided as per the deadlines above.

Other funding opportunities supported by the STFC can be found at the link: STFC Fellowships.

Leverhulme Grant schemes

There are a number of grant schemes offered by the Leverhulme Trust. The general description of the available schemes can be found here. Of particular interests are the following fellowships:

  • Early Career Fellowships Around 70 fellowships available but across all disciplines. Degree from UK HE institution, or academic position in UK. Under 35. Hold PhD (or submitted it by closing date)
  • Research Fellowships

Other Funding Opportunities

There are other opportunities for post-doctoral research funding at Queen Mary. These include:

  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Fellowships, 3-year fellowships, for early career researchers; subject to annual renewal.
  • L'Oréal Women In Science Awards: Around 4 UK and Ireland Fellowships awarded per year to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research. Support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences. The value of each fellowship is ~£15,000. Candidates must have no more than 10 years active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience. Candidates must not currently hold a permanent academic post.
  • Boncompagni-Ludovisi Fellowships, for italian or swedish researchers.
  • Della Riccia Fellowships, for italian citizens.