Fellow in physics or mathematics

23 Feb 2021

The London Institute is hiring a world-class senior scientist to conduct and communicate research as it expands following its move into the Royal Institution.

London Institute Fellows are senior scientists with a record of exceptional research and a viking spirit. They conduct research and publish and disseminate their discoveries. They also attract funding, supervise junior scientists, act as ambassadors of the Institute and promote collegiality. There are no teaching duties.

The gross salary is £96,000 per year, pro rata. The position can be full-time, or half-time if the candidate wishes to maintain a joint appointment with a university.

London Institute

The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a private institute for curiosity-driven research primarily in physics and mathematics. It gives scientists the freedom and support to make fundamental discoveries full-time.

The Institute is funded by a range of research grants, defence contracts, corporate investments and gifts. In 2019 it received government recognition as an Independent Research Organisation, the first organisation in the physical sciences to do so. In 2021 it was invited to take up space in the Royal Institution in Mayfair, the world’s most illustrious scientific building, which will allow it to expand.

Job activities

  • Conduct research in theoretical physics or mathematics.
  • Describe their discoveries in clear and beautiful papers.
  • Publish them in leading journals and promote them.
  • Contribute to super-additivity by being present in the building.
  • Work with our staff to create an optimal research environment.
  • Be curious about the research of their colleagues.
  • Seek funding from research agencies and other sources.
  • Supervise and train postdocs and junior research fellows.
  • Help communicate our research and values through the RI.
  • Help the Institute attract visitors and recruit members.

Candidate values

  1. Ambition
  2. Communication
  3. Curiosity
  4. Enthusiasm
  5. Inspiration
  6. Irreverence
  7. Mastery
  8. Originality
  9. Perfectionism
  10. Persistence
  11. Simplicity
  12. Spontaneity