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Lecturer in Theoretical Nuclear Physics


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 17 January 2022
Reference:  074221

The Department of Physics at the University of Surrey is seeking to appoint two permanent academic members of staff in theoretical nuclear physics.  These new appointments will support the Department’s established strengths in nuclear theory and experiment and facilitate growth in new research directions.  We aim to appoint at Lecturer level but can consider more-experienced applicants for a Senior Lecturer/Reader appointment, where appropriate.


The nuclear theory group’s current research covers a wide range of topics in low-energy nuclear physics, spanning structure, reactions and astrophysics.  We encourage applicants who would help to expand the existing programme (e.g. via ab initio techniques, mean-field theory, and reactions) as well as those who would look to bring entirely new directions to the group.  At the University of Surrey you will be part of a larger physics community, which includes a world-leading experimental nuclear physics group that values its strong collaboration with Surrey’s nuclear theorists.


The group’s research is supported by access to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences’ Eureka High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster and has access to national supercomputing facilities, such as the STFC DiRAC-3 service.  New group members will be included as investigators in the Nuclear Theory Group’s regular STFC Consolidated Grant applications. 


The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections. We are an ambitious, research-led organization, committed to research excellence and to the application of our research for the benefit of society. In addition to your academic salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities.


For further details or informal questions, please contact Dr Paul Stevenson, Head of Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group, or Professor Wilton Catford, Head of the Experimental Nuclear Physics Group, or visit our theory group website


Applications must be received by the deadline of 17th Jan 2022.


We ask that you submit both a CV and a research plan.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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