Joining us

Joining us

Our ambition is for the University of Nottingham to be recognised as among the very best in the world. Our Beacons of Excellence are at the core of this global vision.


Beacons of Excellence

The Beacons will champion our field-leading responses to global challenges. They will drive significant inward investment in to our internationally renowned research areas, and support our ambitious vision by increasing collaboration, strengthening networks and partnerships, attracting diverse funding, and raising the reputation of our world-changing research.

Powerful, transdisciplinary discoveries can only be achieved as part of a vibrant research ecosystem. With the Beacons embedded into our research base, our resources will be more diverse and fertile than ever before.

Our Beacons are just part of a significant investment in the resources, people, infrastructure and environment essential to delivering our world-leading discoveries.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for talented individuals to join each of our Beacons to help us continue with our world-changing research. These include:

  • Academic Staff
  • Administrative, Professional and Managerial
  • Fellows
  • Research Fellows
  • Research Officers
  • Technologists
  • Technicians

Find out more about our Beacons

You can also express an interest about joining our Beacon teams.

Future Food

Exploring new ways to feed the world

Rights Lab

Helping to end global slavery

Precision Imaging

Transforming healthcare with pioneering imaging


Propulsion Futures

At the heart of a revolution in greener transport

Green Chemicals

Securing the low carbon bio-economy of the future

Smart Industrial Systems

Towards smart production of smart products



World-class research at the University of Nottingham

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