Member (MInstP)

Raise your profile within the physics community.

Whether you’re in academia, business, industry, teaching, science policy, or elsewhere, the Member category is for you. Wherever your career takes you, membership can help you continue to draw on your physics knowledge and skills.

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I am a technician

You can take pride in your responsibility for delivering essential scientific services with IOP membership and have the recognition, status and connections to be part of the collective voice for technicians in the physics community.

  • Be recognised in the physics community with your MInstP post nominal
  • Grow your professional network with discounted rates for IOP conferences
  • Access online resources through our Career and Personal Development Hub to develop skills for the workplace
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Sit on IOP committees and enable your voice to be heard by the physics community across the UK and Ireland
  • Connect with the leading physicists in your field through our special-interest groups and nations and branches
  • Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine, Physics World
  • Take your career to the next level with a professional designation as a Chartered Physicist or Chartered Engineer
  • Take pride in being a part of a vibrant community that shares your passion and excitement for physics
  • Receive support to help you work toward Fellowship.

I am a postgraduate/researcher

Membership can help raise your profile within the physics community. Through the IOP community, you can make the right connections to enhance your research through collaboration and deepen your understanding of your subject area.

  • Stand out in the research community with your MInstP post nominal
  • Be the first to find out about research grants and travel bursaries
  • Grow your professional network with discounted rates for IOP conferences
  • Access online resources through our Career and Personal Development Hub to develop skills for the workplace
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Sit on IOP committees and enable your voice to be heard by the physics community across the UK and Ireland
  • Connect with the leading physicists in your field through our special-interest groups and nations and branches
  • Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine, Physics World
  • Take your career to the next level with a professional designation as a Chartered Physicist or Chartered Engineer
  • Receive support to help you work toward Fellowship.

I am in my early career (five+ years of experience)

Stay connected with the physics community through IOP membership and keep your passion for physics alive, whatever direction that takes.

  • Stand out to employers with your MInstP post nominal
  • Attend our local events and conferences and remain at the very heart of the physics community
  • Continue your professional development with online resources through our Career and Personal Development Hub
  • Widen your professional networks through our special interest groups
  • Stay up to date with global developments in physics through our magazine, Physics World
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Represent the physics community by sitting on our IOP committees and enable your voice to be heard by the physics community across the UK and Ireland
  • Find opportunities for collaboration with other physicists across the UK and Ireland
  • Take your career to the next level with a professional designation as a Chartered Physicist or Chartered Engineer
  • Receive support to help you work toward Fellowship.

I am a mid-career or a senior professional (five+ years of experience)

As an experienced professional, you can represent your sector and become the voice for the physics community in your organisation.

  • Stand out in your field with MInst post nominal
  • Attend our local events and conferences and remain at the very heart of the physics community
  • Make connections through our special interest groups
  • Stay up to date with global developments in physics through our magazine, Physics World
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Take a lead within the community by sitting on our IOP committees and enable your voice to be heard by the physics community across the UK and Ireland
  • Find opportunities for collaboration with other physicists across the UK and Ireland
  • Take your career to the next level with a professional designation as a Chartered Physicist or Chartered Engineer
  • Receive support to help you work toward Fellowship
  • Influence up-and-coming physicists as a mentor, helping others achieve Chartered Physicist, Chartered Engineer, Registered Science Technician or Registered Scientist status
  • If you’ve made sustained contributions to physics, get those achievements recognised by your peers through IOP Fellowship – our highest membership grade

 

 

Member Benefits

Knowledge

Physics World - Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine

Regular e-newsletter – receive the latest news and information that interests you from across the IOP

IOP Publishing – Get access to exclusive IOPP content

Community

Shape the future of physics - Take a leading role in shaping the future of our activity and developing standards around professional accreditation

Support the IOP - Join our panels or committees

Special Interest Groups – Make connections through our specialist groups and join experts in research and industry

Events & Conferences – Be at the heart of the community with discounted rates for IOP conferences

IOP Branches – Promote physics with our member-led branches  through lectures, networking, competitions and physics festivals

Inclusive membership - Be heard within the Institute by voting at IOP annual general meetings

IOP Member Plus – Get access to an exclusive portfolio containing  money-saving discounts on health and fitness, fashion, holidays, motoring, spa treatments, entertainment, technology and more

@physics.org - Create your own IOP forwarding email address

LinkedIn IOP Group – Connect with other physicists online with our Linkedin group for members

Volunteering -  Run a local branch, group, get young people interested in physics or support other physicists throughout their careers with our volunteering and networking opportunities through IOP national committees, regional branches and special interest groups

Discounts - Receive discounted membership to other learned societies

Meeting Room - Get access to our meeting room at Portland Place

Professional development

Grants and bursaries - Through our special-interest groups and nations and branches, you can take advantage of research grants, travel bursaries, and grow your professional network by connecting with some of the leading physicists in your field

IOP Committees - Membership will give you opportunities to sit on IOP committees and enable your voice to be heard by the physics community across the UK and Ireland

Work toward Fellowship - We will provide support and guidance to help you work toward an IOP Fellowship

Careers events - Meet employers at our employer-led careers events, participate in career-themed webinars and access our careers resources for physics events

IOP Career and Personal Development Hub – Utilise a range of online courses and resources through the IOP Career and Personal Development Hub

Opportunities - Be the first to receive Information about postgraduate opportunities for those wanting to stay in academia

Professional recognition

Chartership - Get tailored guidance for professional registration through our ‘Get Chartered’ workshops

Chartered Status - Work towards Registered Science Technician, Registered Scientist, Chartered Physicist and/or Chartered Engineer status – our professional designations that stand as the ultimate mark of commitment and professionalism

MinstP post nominal - Use of the post-nominal MInstP to demonstrate your status in the physics community

Academic Dress – Get our academic dress for your graduation

Continued Professional Development - Access support, dedicated training and technical development, through our strategic partnerships with key providers within the sector, to provide opportunities to develop IPD and CPD

 

Apply Now

Discuss your membership with us and email membership@iop.org or phone 020 7470 4800.

Fees for membership

Eligibility

Our Member category is for anyone with a degree in physics or a related subject, or who has equivalent experience and knowledge of physics gained in the workplace.



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