Final Call for Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the CLF
15 Sep 2017



Deadline for applications for the programme is the 29th September 2017




​STFC and Diamond Light Source are offering 11 new post-doc fellowships as part of the Rutherford International Fellowship Programme (RIFP).  The EU-funded scheme provides two-year post-doc fellowships to help support the development of the next generation of leading researchers in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Having already appointed 25 research fellows across both organisations in the past two years, the RIFP is currently looking to recruit its final set of fellows under the current EU grant.

The programme, coordinated by Dr Philip King from STFC's ISIS neutron and muon research facility, is designed to attract high quality researchers who will be able to take advantage of the world-class facilities and departments within STFC, including the Central Laser Facility (CLF).

In order to apply, individual researchers need to outline a programme of work they wish to perform within an STFC host department or Diamond.  Potential research areas available at the CLF include soft matter and biology, condensed matter physics, materials studies and plasma physics.

We are also particularly interested in recruiting people who can contribute to the 100 kHz upgrade for Artemis and Ultra and who will fully benefit from the new science opportunities available.

Applicants to the scheme must have a PhD or 4 years' equivalent research experience by 29th September 2017 and must not have lived in the UK for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Alternatively, for researchers returning from a career break, applicants must not have lived in the UK for more than 36 months in the past 5 years.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 29th September 2017.

For more information about the programme and details on how you can apply, please visit the RIFP web pages

For enquiries specifically related to the CLF, please contact Cristina Hernandez –Gomez

Case studies on current RIFP fellows can be found here

The RIFP has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant, agreement No 665593 awarded to STFC.


Contact: Cooke, Emily (STFC,RAL,ISIS)