Research Fellow in Theoretical Atomic/Condensed Matter Physics

Research Fellow in Theoretical Atomic/Condensed Matter Physics

Queens University Belfast

Belfast, Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast
Research Fellow
Ref: 19/107108
School of Mathematics and Physics

An experienced and highly motivated Research Fellow is sought to join the team of Dr Dermot Green, to deliver the objectives of the European Research Council funded research programme “ANTI-ATOM: Many-body theory of antimatter interactions with atoms, molecules and condensed matter”, for which he is Principal Investigator.

The successful candidate is expected to start from 1 March 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years, but may be extended to the end date of the ERC research programme (Feb 2024) dependent on suitable performance and the direction of the research programme.

The project, which spans theoretical/computational physics, chemistry and materials science, aims to develop state-of-the-art many-body theory to describe the fundamental interactions of positrons and positronium with atoms, molecules and condensed matter. The team will also focus on developing and implementing new generally applicable computational methodologies (especially diagrammatic Monte Carlo) to enable many-body calculations of processes involving structured atomic and molecular systems.
The specific work to be undertaken by the Research Fellow is detailed in the Candidate information statement.

Note that the balance of focus on atomic/molecular and condensed matter physics can be decided with the successful candidate based on their strengths and interests.

The successful candidate will join the Antimatter and Many-Body Theory research group, in the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, at Queen’s University Belfast. The group consists of two academic staff members Dr Dermot Green and Dr Gleb Gribakin, in addition to postdocs and PhD students. Queen’s has a long tradition of internationally leading research in theory and computation of atomic structure and processes, and intensive research efforts developing theory for quantum many-body systems in various contexts.

Please see the candidate statement for more details. Informal enquiries can made to Dr Green

Note that future calls for additional Research Fellows to join the team may be advertised, so please feel free to contact Dr Dermot Green to express your interest if you cannot apply for this post due to the start date being too early.

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Salary scale: £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Tuesday 19 February 2019

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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Quote Reference: Ref: 19/107108