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Lecturer In Ultrafast Science

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

Location: London
Salary: £52,908 to £65,620 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2019
Closes: 24th April 2019
Job Ref: NAT00385

Campus: South Kensington Campus 

The Department of Physics, wishes to appoint an academic staff member at lecturer level in the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) Group. 

We are seeking a scientist with an active commitment to innovative research and teaching. You will be expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of advanced photon science. We especially welcome applicants with strong experimental expertise who can contribute and enhance our ability to develop ultrafast XUV and X-ray sources and apply them to cutting-edge scientific problems. Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any related area of photon science are also encouraged to apply. 

You will be part of the QOLS Group and also affiliated to the Photon Science Section of the Department which includes the Photonics Group that conducts applied research in life science, medicine and ICT. QOLS consists of 20 academic staff, 30 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students and conducts fundamental research into quantum optics and advanced photon science, including development and application of HHG attosecond sources, strong-field science, attosecond and ultrafast science with X-ray FELs and other advanced photon sources. The successful applicant will either complement or enhance these research interests. 

Essential requirements include: 

  • A good honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
  • An excellent record of research in cutting edge experimental ultra-fast science, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of the potential to achieve national and international eminence in chosen field
  • Evidence of being able to establish a coherent research programme of their own. 
  • Experience of presenting 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 collaborate with colleagues and with other research groups nationally and internationally.
  • The ability to interact effectively with a range of research expertise in the Department to develop an exemplary research programme and seek research funds.
  • The ability to teach at both undergraduate and taught Masters level. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor John Tisch Head of the QOLS Group, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7710; Email:

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