Research Fellow – AR2637NB
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum Start Date: As soon as possible Fixed Term: 18 months

The School of Physics and Astronomy advertises a Research Fellow position in Biophotonics aiming to characterise protein aggregates in neurodegeneration, using bespoke nanophotonic devices. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with an academic background in physical sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Engineering) and experience in microscopy and/or nanophotonics.  


The successful candidate will work at the interface between the groups of Synthetic Optics (Prof. Di Falco) and Neurophotonics (Dr. Varela), supported by the ERC grants AMPHIBIANS and BrainNanoFlow, respectively. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a flexible environment, interested in contributing creatively to harness the synergy between the groups and further develop our research program. The initial contract is for 18 months, with the possibility of further extension in due course.   


Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Andrea Di Falco ( and Dr. Juan Varela (  


Applications are particularly welcome from those with a willingness to commit to the School and University's aspirations towards equality, diversity and inclusivity. The School has Juno Champion status, which recognises physics departments who take action to embed better working practices for all staff and address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities. For more information, including case studies, please see  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:  


Closing Date: 31 January 2022                                            Interview Dates: 7-18 Feb 2022  


Please quote ref: AR2637NB         


Further Particulars: AR2637NB FPs.doc


School of Physics & Astronomy

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927  per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Fixed Term: 18 months