Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics

Imperial College London - Department of Physics

Imperial College London is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in research and teaching attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. The three Faculties – Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Medicine - together with the Business School explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering, and management. The College is committed to hiring diversely and supporting a flexible working environment. The Department of Physics wishes to appoint two new academic staff at lecturer level in the Experimental Solid State Physics Group.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointee will be part of the Experimental Solid State Group and also affiliated to the Condensed Matter Physics Section of the Department. The Condensed Matter Physics Section comprises 25 academic staff with expertise in the following areas: classical and quantum nanotechnology and nanophotonics; materials for energy applications, with particular strength in photovoltaics; plasmonics and metamaterials; the physics of organic and hybrid semiconductors and their applications; flexible and printed electronics; materials theory and simulation; superconductivity; complexity; magnetism; and strongly-correlated systems. The successful applicant will either complement or enhance these research interests.

Essential requirements

Essential requirements include:

  • A good undergraduate degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • An excellent record of research in experimental solid state physics, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of being able to establish a coherent research programme of their own.
  • The potential to collaborate with other experimental or theoretical groups and programmes in the Department and/or College.
  • Experience of presenting at national and/or international scientific conferences.
  • The ability to teach at both undergraduate and taught Masters level.

Further information

Further information about the Department can be found at the website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics.

Further information about the post is included in the Further Particulars.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search using the vacancy reference.

Guidance on completing the on-line academic application, including mandatory areas that should be included in the application, is available here.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach a full CV, with contact details for three referees.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Emily Michael, Senior HR Administrator, Faculty of Natural Sciences (tel.: 020 7594 0852 or email emily.michael@imperial.ac.uk).

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Stefan Maier, Head of the Experimental Solid State Group (tel.: (+44) 020 7594 6063 or email: s.maier@imperial.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 31 January 2018 (Midnight GMT).


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