Applications invited for Chancellor's Fellows

These prestigious 5-year awards support highly talented early career researchers from across the world to develop their careers. 

The School invites applications in the following areas:

Food and Rheology: Soft condensed matter research and its impact through the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership, particularly in the rheology of soft materials and in applications of physics to food and personal care products. 

Computation/Big Data: Exploiting the link between particle physics simulations and the co-design of high-performance energy-efficient microprocessors.

Remote Sensing/Big Data: Data-driven astronomy and its link to wider data-science projects in remote sensing. Collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute and the Higgs Centre for Innovation will also create significant opportunities for cross-fertilization of algorithm research and exploitation of intellectual property.

About the Fellowships

Fellows will initially concentrate on research and innovation, with a start-up package in support, but will be trained in teaching and student development skills and be expected progressively to take up this core academic activity. It is anticipated that following a successful end of year 3 review the majority of Chancellors Fellows will transition to an open-ended lectureship.

Selection criteria

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics and present clear evidence of their potential to undertake leading research in collaboration with industrial partners. Successful candidates will demonstrate scientific excellence, capacity to contribute to knowledge exchange, and a track record in obtaining external funding for such projects.

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential for all academic posts as Chancellor's Fellows will be expected to teach and to contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Holders of personal Fellowships are welcomed.


Follow the links below to see the particulars of each position.

Information about how to apply is available from the University's Apply Here webpage.

All applications should include a completed Application Form, a Curriculum Vitae, a Statement of Research Interests, and names and contact details for three referees.