School of Physics & Astronomy

Postdocs and Fellowships


Postdoctoral positions

Any open postdoctoral research associate positions will be advertised here.


We are very interested in hosting research fellowship applications from candidates who would complement the group’s activities. The group currently includes 10 faculty working on a variety of topics related to both early and late universe cosmology (e.g. CMB, cosmic strings, inflation, QFT, primordial black holes, dark energy, dark matter, modified gravity). We have close links with both the Astronomy Group and the Quantum Gravity group in Maths.

We welcome applications that relate to all of the above research areas. We are also extremely open to extending the group’s areas of expertise and would be very happy to host someone who would allow us to do that, especially for longer term fellowships. A variety of potential fellowships are available, including Royal Society University Research Fellowships, Ernest Rutherford Fellowships (STFC), Marie Curie (EU) fellowships, and possibly national fellowships from the candidate’s country of origin. Nottingham University also has its own internally funded fellowship programmes.

Expressions of interest for fellowships should be sent to and should include a CV and a brief description of your general research direction. For the case of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships and Royal Society URFs, we ask that you do this by 15th July 2023 since we need some time to decide which candidates we plan to support.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships are five year fellowships funded by the STFC (formerly STFC Advanced Fellowships). The STFC deadline is 21st September 2023. They are open to candidates of any nationality, but each institution is limited in the total number of applications it can support. STFC encourages applications from those returning after a career break. They may submit applications in excess of the quota allocated to each department. For further information see here 

Royal Society University Research Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, and Newton International Fellowships

Royal Society University Research Fellowships are five year fellowships (renewable for up to ten years in total) open to citizens of all nationalities (deadline for 6th September 2023). The Royal Society also offers the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for candidates with a need for flexible support (deadline 1st November 2023), and Newton International Fellowships (two years) for early stage international (non-UK) researchers. For further information see here 

Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships (internally funded)

Targets outstanding early career researchers in most academic disciplines at the University.
Each fellowship offers three years of independent funding. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm, 6th October 2023. For more details see here 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme includes Individual Fellowships (IFs) intended to add significantly to the development of the best and most-promising researchers active in Europe. These are for trans-national researchers, including researchers coming to Europe and those moving within Europe, deadline 13th September 2023. For further information see here

Royal Astronomical Society and Daphne Jackson Fellowships

RAS postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for up to 3 years for early career research astronomers and geophysicists. Applications are restricted to candidates who have a recognized PhD (or equivalent) obtained no more than 5 years before the start of their position or who have taken their viva before the application deadline and expect to be awarded the PhD by the time of appointment. The deadline for 2023 has not yet been announced, but is likely to be in October.The Daphne Jackson Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid Fellowships, normally for two years, to assist talented scientists into a career following a break of at least two years. Applications are accepted year round. For further information see here

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