Applications invited for Chancellor's Fellows

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

The School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications in the following area:

  • Extreme Conditions/Astrobiology: examples of the sorts of expertise sought in this area could include the study of the biochemistry of life at extremes such as high pressure, biotechnological applications and science, for example in space manufacturing or missions in the extreme conditions of space, and the study of the earth and planetary processes at high pressure applied to understanding environments ranging from habitats for life in shallow sub-surface to deep planetary mantle and core processes. 

The School is also involved in the recruitment of Fellows in the following areas which are led by other Schools which form part of the College of Science and Engineering.  These are also likely to be of interest to physicists and astronomers:

  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Living with Data

About the Fellowships

Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, the College of Science & Engineering is investing in a further cohort of 10 next generation research innovation leaders.

These prestigious awards are aimed at early career individuals of the highest potential and attainment who have begun to establish a reputation for the highest quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level.

Selection criteria

Applicants to the School of Physics and Astronomy must have a PhD in Physics, Biology, Astronomy or related discipline 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 link below to see the particulars of the each position.

Job descriptions and how to apply 

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

Further information

About Chancellor’s Fellowships