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Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics

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

Location: London
Salary: £50,681 to £65,620 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 8th April 2019
Job Ref: NAT00352

South Kensington Campus

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics within the Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The appointee is expected to have a strong background in experimental condensed matter physics or materials science with expertise in the application of materials to energy conversion or storage are encouraged to apply.

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 inorganic, 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’s research will complement or enhance these areas.

Duties and responsibilities

You must have a proven ability to carry out research at the highest level in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. Related duties include publishing research papers in peer-reviewed journals, attending and presenting work at international conferences, obtaining research grants from national and international funding bodies, and supervising postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You must also have demonstrated an ability to teach students effectively

Essential requirements

You must also be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

  • A good honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area
  • Evidence of a developing international standing in experimental condensed matter physics research that is relevant to energy conversion or storage
  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage
  • Be able to work independently to establish a coherent research activity of their own
  • Experience of presenting work at national and/or international scientific conferences
  • Evidence of the potential to achieve national and international eminence in chosen field
  • Potential to collaborate with other experimental or theoretical groups and programmes in the Department and/or College
  • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission
  • Experience of training undergraduate and postgraduate students

Further information

The College is committed to hiring diversely and supporting a flexible working environment. In line with the Department’s Athena SWAN programme, we particularly welcome female applicants.

Information about the post is included in the Further Particulars.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website.

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.  

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jenny Nelson, Head of the Experimental Solid State Group, Tel: (+44) 020 7594 7581; E-mail:

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Carolyn Dale (Senior Section Administrator), E-mail:; Tel: +44 (0) 207 594 7579. 

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:   

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Closing Date: 8th April 2019

Seminar and Interview Date: 8 and 9 May 2019

The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.

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