The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London are advertising a set of academic positions as part of a major investment in its strategic research themes, with 25 positions at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level and 5 positions at Reader / Professor level. The research areas for these positions include any areas of Heliophysics, Space Plasma Physics, Space Weather, and Plasma Astrophysics. We encourage candidates to apply whose research would complement, enhance or expand the work we currently undertake in these areas.
Successful applicants could work in any of the schools in the Faculty, although in the above areas would most likely work primarily in the Astronomy Unit within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, which is itself within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. In the UK’s most recent national research assessment (2021 REF), 98% of our research was rated internationally excellent and world leading (3*/4*). Those appointed would be welcomed, supported, mentored in their academic career, and fully integrated into the positive and supportive environment of the School, Department, and research group. Queen Mary’s mission statement is to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.
The Astronomy Unit is one of the largest such research groups in the UK, with 14 full-time permanent academic staff, as well as many postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, and a vibrant visitors’ research programme. Our research focuses on several active areas of modern astrophysics: Space & Astrophysical Plasma Physics, Cosmology & Relativity, and Extrasolar Planets & Planet Formation. Our members play key roles in many space missions and large collaborations, e.g., NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and ESA’s Solar Orbiter, together with other projects including the Square Kilometre Array, the Vera Rubin Observatory, Euclid, LIGO and LISA. We run comprehensive undergraduate and masters taught programmes in Astrophysics, maintain a successful PhD research training programme, and undertake an extensive range of outreach activities, both within the local area and nationally.
For more information about these positions, please see: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/strategic-hires-se/
The deadline for applications is 12th November 2022.
Please get in touch if you are interested in applying, or would like more information.
David Burgess, Christopher Chen, Heli Hietala
Space & Astrophysical Plasmas Group, QMUL