PhD and job opportunities
We are a friendly research group with PhD students and postdocs working on both fundamental and applied projects.
Past students and postdocs have gone to work in academia, applied-science research jobs, and related jobs such as in data science.
What we can offer you
Interested in studying for a PhD, working as a postdoc, applying for funding for a fellowship, or visiting the group? Please take a look at the research we do, or look at the research interests of the group's six academics.
We have opportunities for both experimental and computational research. If you see an area of interest then please email the academic whose area interests you, and see if there is funding available. Please tell them a little about yourself (your educational background and what research interests you), and they will be able to help.
The Department of Physics is part of GRADnet, a collaborative graduate school of nine South East England physics departments. Through GRADnet our PhD students benefit from courses on physics research techniques, and courses taught in conjunction with companies, on team-working and working in industry.
Apply for a PhD
We are very happy to discuss applications for fellowships with strong candidates, these can be from the UK's research council, Royal Society, or the EU. One of our academics, Dr Izabela Jurewicz, used a fellowship as a stepping stone to an academic career here. Please get in contact either with the group leader, Dr Richard Sear, or another member of the group.
For information about doing a PhD here, click on the course below. Before you apply, we suggest it is best to contact an academic, to see if there is funding and if they are willing to supervise you.