We are always open to welcome more members to our team. For a list of current openings, please consult the latest recruitment news which appear at the bottom of this page.
In addition, you may wish to explore and talk to us about the funding opportunities listed below.
Research Council funded studentships:
EPSRC funded studentships are typically available with application deadlines around the new year. Here is our last such opportunity, for information:
There is an opportunity at present to apply for fully-funded PhD studentships to join our research group, please see https://research.kent.ac.uk/pqm/2021/12/22/5151/
University funded studentships:
The university maintains a list of potential scholarship opportunities at https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/. For example, this includes an annually recurrent call for Kent graduates:
These are exclusively for Kent graduates and students that have played an active part in the school are encouraged to apply (student ambassadors, student reps, involvement in open days and outreach etc).
Most recent deadline (for information): Sunday 10th April 2022, 23:59 BST
We can also host self-funded students, so please feel free to contact us if this applies to you.
Funded postdoctoral positions in our department will be advertised via http://jobs.ac.uk and our University recruitment portal at http://jobs.kent.ac.uk.
Strong candidates are also invited to approach researchers in our team in order to discuss options for possible areas of collaboration. We may help you to develop as a postdoctoral researcher, and assist you with applications for a personal fellowship in collaboration with one of us.
For our contact details, please see the tab People.
Available fellowships are listed, below:
- the EPSRC fellowships can be held as 3 year postdoctoral grants, or 5 year early career positions (see below)
- the Stephen Hawking Fellowships for theoretical physicists
- the ERC Marie Curie Actions provide up to two years of support when moving to the UK; these fellowships are available at any career stage
- the Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
- the Leverhume Trust Early Career Fellowship (3 years) — if you think about applying, be aware that you will also need to acquire matching funding, which may be offered through the Newton Trust via a separate application (deadline announced early on in the academic year).
- the Newton International Fellowships (2 years), awarded by the Royal Society, for non-UK candidates to conduct research in the UK (i.e., who want to move to the UK)
- the Stephen Hawking Fellowship scheme has launched recently – please see this blog post for details
For more advanced researchers, there are further opportunities to build their own groups with the following fellowships:
- the EPSRC proposes early career fellowships (5 years)
- the Royal Society schemes, in particular, the University Research Fellowship (5+3 years)
All of these fellowships are competitive and often require the explicit support of the host institution. If you feel qualified to apply and would like to discuss your ideas, please contact researcher(s) whose interests you share.