Please find out about current PhD positions for start in October 2022.
Who works at Cockcroft?
Our institute has over 200 world-class researchers working on the most exciting accelerator science in the world today; we train around 1/3 of European postgraduates in accelerator science. We regularly recruit across all career stages from summer internships, PhD students, research fellows, postdoctoral researchers, and academic and scientific research staff. Who we are looking for Highly motivated, skilled and dynamic researchers at all career stages. We primarily recruit physicists and engineers with relevant skills.
Why work with us
The purpose of the Institute is to research, design and develop particle accelerators – machines that can be used to reveal the nature of matter – to probe what happened at the instant the universe was born, as well as to develop new materials and medicines to improve our quality of life. These machines are at the cutting-edge of technology, pushing to the limits our ability to control and understand processes happening at the smallest scales, and at the speed of light. They range from very small instruments built to manipulate a difficult process, to large sources of particles to create and probe the innermost workings of atoms. The global economy can afford only a few of these larger machines, so they demand collaboration between multi-national teams of the world’s best scientists and engineers.
Graduate and postgraduate schemes
The Institute offers comprehensive training for all career stages, from summer internship, undergraduate and PhD projects, all the way to world-class research opportunities for experienced researchers.