Lecturer in Theoretical Plasma Physics

Imperial College London - Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Lecturer salary in the range: £47,910 - £53,400 per annum

South Kensington Campus

Job summary

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 a new academic staff member at Lecturer level in the Plasma Physics Group, in the area of theoretical plasma physics. 

We are seeking a scientist with an active, personal commitment to innovative research and teaching. The appointee is expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of theoretical plasma physics.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointee will be part of the Plasma Physics Group. The Group comprises 10 academic staff with expertise in the following areas: high energy density plasmas; inertial confinement fusion; MHD plasma modelling; fundamental plasma processes such as reconnection, turbulence and shocks; laser-plasma interactions including particle acceleration; experimental laboratory astrophysics, and magnetic confinement fusion. Some significant activities within the group include: the MAGPIE Z-pinch experiment; the Centre for Inertial Fusion Studies; the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science; major collaborations with RAL, AWE, DSTL, Sandia and LLNL. The successful applicant will 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 theoretical plasma physics, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage.
  • Demonstrated record of research excellence in more than one area of theoretical plasma physics
  • Evidence of being able to establish and lead a coherent research programme of their own. 
  • Experience of presenting work at national and/or international scientific conferences
  • The potential to collaborate with other experimental or theoretical groups and programmes in the Department and/or College.
  • The ability to teach effectively at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Evidence of the potential to achieve national and international eminence in chosen field
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues and with other research groups nationally and internationally

Further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Sergey Lebedev, Head of the Plasma Physics Group, by phone (+44) 020 7594 7748 or by email to s.lebedev@imperial.ac.uk.

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

Information about the post is included in the Further Particulars.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please go to www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search using the vacancy reference NAT00109.

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 Azra Sabadosh, Senior Section Administrator in the Plasma Physics Administration office via plasma@imperial.ac.uk, or on tel: 020 7594 7396.

For any technical queries when applying please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 30 April 2018 (Midnight GMT)

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