Nuclear Physicist in the Nuclear Physics Group

Nuclear Physicist in the Nuclear Physics Group

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Warrington, United Kingdom

Nuclear Physicist in the Nuclear Physics Group


Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

£37,789 to £53,558 (dependent on skills and experience)

Full time

Open ended

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

STFC is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Through combining world-class facilities with major international collaborations, and some of the world’s most talented staff, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, government pension scheme, social/sporting activities and societies and good public transport links.

About the role

A vacancy exists for an experienced nuclear physicist in the Nuclear Physics Group, which sits within Technology Department at STFC Daresbury Laboratory. The group’s principal role is to provide scientific, technical and engineering expertise to support and co-ordinate the programme of research and projects funded by STFC in the field of nuclear physics. This programme is carried out at a number of overseas accelerator facilities and requires the design, construction and installation of specialised equipment at those facilities. The group undertakes this design and development work for both existing programmes and new initiatives.

You will be responsible for leading and developing programmes of research in nuclear physics that align with the STFC roadmap for the subject. You will be leading an internationally competitive research programme in the field of nuclear physics. Interacting regularly with members of the UK nuclear physics community and their overseas collaborators, in order to stay at the forefront of the field.

We are looking for an experienced physicist with an established track record of research with leadership in the science and associated experimental projects and grant income. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to work with a range of colleagues and stakeholders both in UK and overseas including: Nuclear Physicists, Engineers and support staff. 

About you

It is essential that you have a PhD or equivalent in experimental Nuclear Physics and post-doctoral experience in the field of experimental nuclear physics. You will also have:

  • a strong track record of leadership of an internationally competitive experimental programme in the field of nuclear physics
  • a track record track record of successfully winning grant income
  • previous experience of successfully managing research projects delivering them on time, to budget and specification
  • excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 3rd February 2019

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