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The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is looking for outstanding candidates eligible to apply apply for various fellowship schemes, including STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship and Royal Society Fellowships. if you are an early stage post-doctoral researcher and have a compelling research proposal matched to the strengths of the PPRC research activity, contact us to discuss an application.
PPRC is actively involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN with leading contributions to Higgs physics (bb, tautau, mumu and di-Higgs), precision Standard Model and Electroweak physics, rare B decays, SUSY and dark matter searches, the Level-1 Calorimeter trigger, and the ATLAS ITk upgrade. More information about our group can be found at
Applicants for EU fellowships including Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, ERC Starter and Consolidator grants are also welcome. The UK currently remains fully eligible for all EU funding schemes. We anticipate continued access to these funding schemes throughout any agreed Implementation Period of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and this rapidly evolving situation will be closely watched.
Candidates should have 2-10 years (taking account of career breaks) post-doctoral experience in high energy particle physics, and be able to demonstrate research leadership and excellence. To be considered for the fellowship applications please contact us with the following information:
* draft research proposal (2 sides A4)
* list of your best 6 publications
Your 6 publications should each be accompanied by a short description of your direct involvement.
Applications should be sent to Dr Eram Rizvi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7th May 2019. Later applications might be also considered. Selected applicants will be matched to fellowships schemes depending on eligibility criteria. Individuals will be paired with an academic from our group to work with and provide detailed guidance in preparing the final application to the funding agency.
Please refer to the PhD programme page
Training opportunities for students at CERN
QMUL undergraduate students can apply for training periods at CERN.
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.
The Royal Society offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under three different programmes:
The European Union offers a number of prestigious Fellowships under the Horizon 2020 programme, specifically:
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.
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:
There are other opportunities for post-doctoral research funding at Queen Mary. These include: