Job offer in Ireland Research Fellow ‘Ultracold Hydrogen by Molecular Fragmentation’ at Queen’s University Belfast

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The successful post holder will be an active member of the Lane Group assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity so that the overall research objectives of the Leverhulme Trust project are met.

The project will explore the possibility of creating very cold hydrogen atoms from the laser fragmentation of molecules that have been cooled to sub-millikelvin temperatures by optical forces.

The project is mainly computer based and will employ theoretical and analytical methods from a range of physical science disciplines. 

This is post is for 7.5 months in the first instance that includes significant funds for travel.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in maths, physics, computer science or chemistry.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience.
  • Scattering or quantum theory experience
  • Computing experience
  • Experience writing own codes

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Ian Lane, email: or telephone: Click to enter telephone.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 17 September 2018

Salary: £32,548 per annum

Closing date: Tuesday 4 September 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.