Research Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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University of St Andrews
10 May, 2018


School of Physics and Astronomy
North Haugh
St Andrews KY16 9SS
United Kingdom
56° 20' 27.7656" N, 2° 48' 41.5692" W

As part of the EPSRC sponsored programme grant “Hybrid Polaritonics”, we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in the first instance with Jonathan Keeling, on the theory of polaritons in hybrid organic microcavities, with a particular focus on the physics of organic molecules in the presence of strong matter-light coupling.  The grant is led by the University of Southampton, and involves also the universities of Sheffield and St Andrews.  The start date is negotiable, and the duration is initially 18 months with the possibility of extension.

You should have or be about to complete a PhD in theoretical physics, and experience and/or a willingness to use both analytical and numerical methods. You should have evidence of your capacity to work as an independent researcher, for example through published papers. The role will also involve day-to-day supervision of students, and modest contributions to departmental teaching, public engagement, and the scientific organisation of the Programme.

Informal enquiries to Jonathan Keeling (jmjk [at] st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a willingness to commit to the spirit of the School and University's aspirations towards equality, diversity and inclusivity. The School has Juno Champion status, which recognises physics departments who take action to address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities and to embed better working practices for all staff. For more information, including case studies, please see

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

Applications should include: A cover letter explaining how you fit the person pecification, a CV, and a publication list including a paragraph describing each of your key publications.

Closing Date: 10 May 2018                

Interview Date: 28 May 2018  

Further details at:
Please quote ref: AR1598HM            

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