For a list of current openings, please see Open Positions.
In addition, you may wish to explore and talk to us about the funding opportunities listed, below.
Both current and generic funding opportunities for PhD positions are advertised via the departmental website of the School of Physical Sciences at https://www.kent.ac.uk/physical-sciences/prospective/pg-research/available-research-projects.html. The university maintains a list of potential scholarship opportunities at https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/.
Note we can also host self-funded students, so please feel 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 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.