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Research Fellow

Department of Physics

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £40,322 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 25 February 2021
Closing Date:  Saturday 17 April 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 05 May 2021
Reference:  012121

Postdoctoral research position in experimental nuclear physics at the University of Surrey.

The position will support a programme of nuclear structure, funded under a recent UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award. The programme of work will employ Coulomb-excitation and transfer reactions, making use of high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometers and their associated ancillary devices. The position will involve work with radioactive rare isotope beams at laboratories including the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Argonne National Laboratory and TRIUMF. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on detector development using novel scintillators and will be encouraged in the submission of experimental proposals.

The Experimental Nuclear Physics group at the University of Surrey undertakes research including fundamental theoretical and experimental nuclear physics, radiation physics and applications. The PDRA will join an established group studying nuclear structure phenomena and reactions pertinent to astrophysical scenarios using gamma-rays and charged-particles and performing isomeric and beta-unstable nuclei at the limits of experimental accessibility. Our research also benefits from close collaboration with the Nuclear Theory Group in Surrey.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary at Level 3.6 to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1

For further information about the Surrey Nuclear Groups please see

The position is available for a period of up to 18 months in the first instance.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Jack Henderson (

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