|Guildford Cathedral + a play park|
Following the recent STFC Nuclear Physics Consolidated Grant round, and the award of a grant to our group at Surrey, we have an opening for a Research Fellow in theoretical nuclear physics. The job advert is here -- closing date 21st November. Tell your friends to apply (if your friends are theoretical nuclear physicists looking for a post-doctoral position).
The nuclear group - and indeed the whole physics department - at the University of Surrey is a nice place to work. We're a friendly bunch, and there is a capacious desk waiting for the successful applicant in our post-doc office.
Guildford itself is a popular place to live, mostly because it is easy to leave, via the train to London. Still - it has much to offer over many other commuter towns in the South-East. It's in a pretty location in the middle of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's also the nearest big town for quite a large local area, with all the amenities that come with it. Bizarrely, though, for a town of its middle class credentials, it doesn't have a branch of Waitrose, but fear not, because one is due to open next year. Besides which, there's a shop just off North Street that sells quinoa. Also, Guildford occasionally returns an MP who is not Conservative, though never one who is not conservative.