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King's College London

Academic opportunities in interdisciplinary sciences

We are recruiting academic positions at all levels as part of a major investment in science at King’s. A total of 64 new academic positions will be appointed in the coming years, alongside extensive investment in new laboratories, teaching spaces and cutting-edge education programmes, that will rapidly scale King’s science capabilities and build on our rich history of scientific breakthroughs from developing the theory of electromagnetism through to the world’s first human-to-human blood transfusion.

This is an exciting time for science at King’s. Successful candidates will play a key role in developing and executing internationally leading research, working synergistically across disciplines, and identifying and growing promising early career researchers, as well as supporting the education of scientists of the future. You will be based at one of our central London campuses in one of the UK’s largest and most renowned universities with a mission to make the world a better place.

Appointments will be made according to best fit across our four science-focused faculties: the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences; the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine; the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences; and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

It is important that we reflect the diversity of the population we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We also welcome and support proleptic appointments for candidates with existing personal fellowships.

In this academic year we are focused on recruitment within three interdisciplinary areas (click tabs to expand and see roles):

Our net zero research spans across multiple science and engineering disciplines, as well as the social sciences. The King’s Centre for Net Zero was launched in 2023 with a mission to be a world leader in combining fundamental science and technological solutions for decarbonising our economy and society. This recruitment round is focused on the fundamental science behind net zero research and innovation. It is an opportunity to join a growing interdisciplinary research community focused on whole systems approaches.

The physical sciences of physics, maths and chemistry can help solve fundamental challenges at the heart of modern biology and unlock fundamental secrets about the make-up of living beings. The King’s Centre for the Physical Science was launched in 2024 with an ambition is to integrate experimental and computational physical science approaches to develop a unified framework for understanding biology that integrates molecular and systems levels of thinking into a coherent holistic view.

Quantum technologies are a key strategic research growth area in King’s, where we have unique strengths and an emerging new interdisciplinary research centre supported by a mini Centre for Doctoral Training. There is a vibrant and active community of quantum researchers at King's, and an exciting range of opportunities to collaborate within and beyond King's to realise the promises of quantum technologies. Industry collaborations are supported by a large network of professional services offering bespoke guidance, matchmaking and contract & IP negotiation. A recent success is a collaboration between Kvantify, a pioneer in quantum algorithms for solving complex problems in the pharmaceutical industry, which has the potential to adopt fast approaching quantum technology and implement it into drug discovery projects, which will revolutionize the way new drugs are designed and tested.

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