Assistant Professor Positions in Physics, University College Dublin

Applications are sought for Ad Astra Fellows within the UCD School of Physics.

The School of Physics ( delivers the full spectrum of academic undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and education, and performs research in various fundamental and applied areas of physics.  Candidates are expected to contribute fully to teaching and learning of physics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to execute a vigorous research programme, and to provide academic contributions and leadership in the management of the School of Physics, the College of Science and the University.

In this Ad-Astra round, the School of Physics is inviting applications from excellent early-career physicists with a few years of post-doctoral experience, and working in one of these research areas:

  • Medical physics – diagnostic imaging,
  • Medical physics – radiation oncology,
  • Quantum science and technology (theory),
  • Smart materials/active matter (theory).

    The first two areas are associated to the School’s Center for Physics in Health and Medicine, which has established clinical links to hospitals in the Dublin area.  The third area is associated to the future Thomas Preston Center in Fundamental Physics. The fourth area is associated to the bio-nano research groups in the School. Closing date for applications: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 24th January 2020.

For more information, or to apply online, go to