Lectureships in Astrophysics – Queen’s University Belfast

October 29, 2018, from Mihalis Mathioudakis

School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast

The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast seeks to make 2 permanent appointments at lecturer level in the Astrophysics Research Centre. We are seeking high calibre candidates with outstanding research track records (appropriate to career stage), who have the potential to build their own research groups and establish exceptional research programmes. Successful candidates will be provided with a generous startup package and PhD studentships to launch their research team.

The lecturers will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching activities of the School, and to sustain their research team through external funding. Staff have access to many lines of national funding, such as the UKRI STFC, Leverhulme Trust and Royal Society, and European funding lines such as the ERC.

The research interests of the successful candidates must complement and strengthen one of several existing research areas within the Astrophysics Research Centre. Specifically, the appointments will be made in the following areas:

Area A: Supernovae and transients.
Area B: Identification and characterisation of extrasolar planets.
Area C: Studies of solar system minor bodies.
Area D: Studies of the solar atmosphere from the photosphere to the corona.

Candidates working in either theoretical or observational aspects of these areas are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2018

Further details can be obtained from:


Informal enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre, Professor Francis Keenan: e-mail f.keenan@qub.ac.uk; telephone +44 (0)28 9097 3281.