Join us

We are a young group of international researchers based in the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, at the School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast.


Opportunities to join the group as an externally-funded Fellow

Our group, QUB and Belfast offer a stimulating and vibrant environment for pursuing world-class research. Applications to externally-funded Fellowships to be hosted in our group are welcomed and Dermot will be happy to help develop these. Some possible sources of such personal funding include:

  • Marie Curie individual Fellowships (offer 2-3 years funding for European and International candidates).
  • EPSRC Postdoctoral and Early-Career Fellowships
  • Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowships
  • Stephen Hawking Fellowships
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowships
  • UKRI Future Leader Fellowships
  • Branco-Weiss Fellowships

If you are interested in applying for any of these to hold in our group please contact Dermot at the earliest opportunity.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunities

There are no open vacancies at present. However, talented and highly motivated researchers who are interested in joining the group shouldn’t hesitate to contact Dermot in case of upcoming opportunities or potentially to develop Fellowship applications.

Opportunities to join the group for (funded) PhD research

No current vacancies

The fully-funded PhD studentship is available for October 2021 has been filled. Those interested in PhD study with the group should email Dermot (*AT* and keep an eye on the application portal:

Application portal:

Postgraduate Studies


Getting to Belfast

Belfast has two airports. Belfast City Airport is only 3 miles from the City centre and 6 miles from the Workshop venue, while Belfast International Airport is about 18 miles north-west of Belfast. Both airports are served by public transport (Airport Express 600 and Airport Express 300). A taxi from Belfast City Airport to Queen’s University costs about £10, while that from Belfast International would be about £30.

The bus from both the Belfast International Airport and from Belfast City Airport will bring you to the Europa Bus Centre in Belfast city centre, about 0.7 miles north of Queen’s University. Taxis are available outside the bus centre. One can also take bus numbers 8A, 8B, 8C or 8D to Queen’s University (bus stop across the road from Europa Bus Centre in Great Victoria Street). Tickets can be purchased from the driver.