Vacancies in the Department

Vacancy Closing Date
Research Associate in Cavitation Bubbles by Optical and Acoustic Tweezers
26 August 2016
Research Associate in Construction and Exploitation of CHIPS
30 September 2016
Research Associate in Attosecond and Strong Field Science
01 October 2016

Student vacancies in 2016/17




The end of September will see the start of a new term and a new influx of Fresher Physicists.  We need postgraduate demonstrators who are willing to help to train undergraduates in practical physics.  It is very rewarding and is great for developing your skills.  Indeed, it has been said that you only start to know physics once to start to teach it.

This is a paid activity.  You will be rewarded at the current demonstrator's hourly rate for 40hrs contact and preparation time.  This will mean you will need to set aside 3.5hrs a week to work in the Teaching Labs during term time. I am looking for people for this coming term but I will need more for the second term (that starts just after the Christmas break). If you are interested and want to learn more then please contact Dr. Paul Bartlett ( ).

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2. PhD student demonstrators needed for computing (python) course


We are looking to recruit PhD students with experience in Python, particularly Jupyter Notebooks, to act as demonstrators on course PHAS1240 in the autumn term (it is likely that there will be further demonstrating opportunities in term 2).

You will be teaching for 3.5 hours a week during the Autumn term on either Monday, Thursday, or Friday afternoons (2.00-5.30pm), helping and advising students, providing feedback, and assessing student work. You will be paid at the standard PhD demonstrating rate.

No prior teaching experience is necessary, but applicants will need to have either i) already attended, or ii) signed up to attend, before the start of teaching, a UCL Arena Gateway training session . Additional module-specific training will also be provided, and mentoring will be available should you wish to enrol on the UCL Teaching Associate


If you are interested, please send a summary of your Python background, any teaching experience, your motivation for applying, and which of the three weekly sessions (Monday, Thursday or Friday pm) you are available for, to Louise Dash ( by Wednesday 7th September.


3. Do you have a good knowledge of silva – web editor required


The Physics and Astronomy website needs to be updated in anticipation of a move to the new UCL Content Management System.  We are therefore seeking to recruit a student who has a good knowledge of Silva to help us with this.  Hours can be discussed, and be flexible around your own timetable, but we would hope to complete the task by Christmas 2016.  You will be rewarded at the current demonstrator's hourly rate.

If you are interested and want to learn more then please contact Julie Smith, Departmental Manager ( ).