Lecturer in Cold Matter

Imperial College London Department of Physics

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in the Centre for Cold Matter, working in the Quantum Optics & Laser Science Group in the Department of Physics. The Centre for Cold Matter is a world class research centre specializing in tabletop tests of fundamental physics, quantum science with ultracold molecules, quantum nanophotonics using organic molecules, and atom interferometry. We seek a candidate who can consolidate and expand one or more of...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00984
  • Date posted 16 August 2021
  • Closing date 26 September 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £60,762 – £68,987 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in the Centre for Cold Matter, working in the Quantum Optics & Laser Science Group in the Department of Physics. The Centre for Cold Matter is a world class research centre specializing in tabletop tests of fundamental physics, quantum science with ultracold molecules, quantum nanophotonics using organic molecules, and atom interferometry. We seek a candidate who can consolidate and expand one or more of these areas. The appointee is expected to become a leader in their field and to strengthen our academic mission to deliver excellent scholarship, education and research.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and lead an innovative research programme of international quality
  • Teach and examine students at all levels including lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising research and PhD students, providing pastoral support and contributing to curriculum development work
  • Act as a coach and role model through excellent practice and mentoring of colleagues
  • Contribute to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity in Physics
  • Undertake appropriate administrative tasks in support of the Department’s activities

Essential requirements

The essential criteria for this post are:

  • A PhD in Atomic, Molecular & Optical physics or equivalent
  • Expertise in tests of fundamental physics with cold atoms or molecules and/or quantum science with cold atoms or molecules, with an established national reputation and developing international reputation
  • Evidence of contribution to the development and performance of colleagues through coaching or mentoring
  • Experience of preparing or helping to prepare grant applications for submission
  • An outstanding record of research publications recognized as nationally leading and internationally excellent (commensurate with career stage)
  • Experience of training undergraduate and / or postgraduate students
  • Experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD)
  • Evidence of contribution to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.

Further information

The post is available immediately and the starting date will be by negotiation.

Applications can be made online via our website. Please go to www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search for NAT00984.

Closing date: 26 September 2021

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Michael Tarbutt – m.tarbutt@imperial.ac.uk

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Sanja Maričić, Operations Manager for the Centre for Cold Matter – s.maricic@imperial.ac.uk

For any technical queries during the application process please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

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