Reader or Chair in Functional Thin Film Growth

Imperial College London - Department of Materials, Faculty of Engineering

Minimum Salary for Readership: £57,710

Minimum Salary for Professorship: £73,270

We are seeking a new colleague to lead a world-class hub in functional thin film growth for device structures by establishing an internationally recognised experimental research programme. As an exceptional academic with a track record of the highest quality research in the area of the physical deposition of thin films, you are invited to apply.

This post is associated with the Atoms to Devices core research area of the Henry Royce Institute (HRI) for Advanced Materials at Imperial College London. You will be supported with purpose-built laboratory space at Imperial’s new White City Campus and a generous capital equipment budget to expand our current shared facility.

You will be joining a vibrant and exciting department that enjoys an ethos of collaboration and is recognised as world-leading with strong international links. You will be expected to:

  • attract and supervise high-quality PhD students and supervise postdoctoral research staff
  • publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • disseminate research findings at international conferences
  • seek and obtain external research funding
  • contribute to the Department’s outstanding teaching programmes
  • interact with scientists and engineers from other departments across Imperial and the HRI, as well as to develop external collaborations both nationally and internationally.

You will possess a PhD degree (or equivalent) in physical sciences, engineering or a related discipline. You will be able to provide evidence of an international reputation including an outstanding publication record, a track record of securing major research funding and experience of teaching undergraduate students. Ability to lead a shared facility, or evidence of potential to do so through success in setting up a substantial experimental laboratory are also essential.

Imperial College London is committed to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff community which is reflected in both the Department of Materials as well as the College receiving Silver Athena Swan awards. We support our staff in their work-life balance with a range of benefits, full details of which are available at www.imperial.ac.uk/human-resources/working-at-imperial/benefits.

The post is permanent, available immediately and will be based at the South Kensington and White City campuses. Salary offers will be competitive and negotiable.

The details of the departmental research activities may be found at www.imperial.ac.uk/materials.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the Department of Materials, (p.haynes@imperial.ac.uk) with any informal enquiries.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants. (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload the appropriate application form as directed quoting reference number EN20170222LE. In addition to the application form, you should attach a full CV (including a list of publications) that covers any aspects of your career not covered by the online form, a statement of your research plans over the next 5 years (2 pages maximum) and a brief statement of your teaching interests (1 page maximum). Further information is also available in the job description.

Should you have any queries please contact Mrs Maria Monteiro via email: m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is also a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we are determined to evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/