PhD Studentship in Experimental Nuclear Physics

This project aims to explore the properties of some of most exotic radioactive nuclei and assess their role in evolving nuclear structure.

Start date
1 October 2021
3 years (with possible 6 month extension)
Application deadline
Funding information

The studentship covers the University tuition fees (at EU/UK level) and provides an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777.


Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD studentships within the Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Surrey. We are seeking motivated students in Experimental Nuclear Physics.

The funding is for a three-year research programme leading to the degree of Ph.D. The projects will focus on experimental nuclear structure in support of a recently funded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Experimental work takes place mainly at leading leading international heavy-ion accelerator facilities including Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago), TRIUMF (Vancouver), and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (East Lansing, USA). This work makes use of a variety of state-of-the-art detector systems for for both charged-particle and gamma-ray spectroscopy

We strongly encourage interested applicants to get in touch with us to discuss possible projects.

Related links
Experimental Nuclear Physics group

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must hold a first Class or Upper Second Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in an appropriate discipline (e.g., physics or mathematics and physics). You should be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical, analytic, programming skills. Some previous experience with topics including radiation detector systems, high-performance computing, C/C++ programming, data analysis and in performing Monte-Carlo simulations would be advantageous but is not essential.

This studentship is available to UK and EU students.

IELTS requirements: A score of  6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

How to apply

Apply through the University of Surrey admission system , interviews will take place shortly after applications close on the 31st of April 2021.

Two references are required and referee details can be supplied on the online application.

Application deadline

Contact details

Jack Henderson

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