Lecturer in Materials

Job summary

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a new colleague to join its academic staff. While the expectation is that this will be at the level of Lecturer, we may consider suitably qualified and experienced candidates for more senior grades. The appointed academic will be supported in their development of an internationally leading experimental research programme relating to the broad theme of “Atoms to Devices”, a research area of the...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00671
  • Date posted 16 January 2019
  • Closing date 1 March 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a new colleague to join its academic staff. While the expectation is that this will be at the level of Lecturer, we may consider suitably qualified and experienced candidates for more senior grades. The appointed academic will be supported in their development of an internationally leading experimental research programme relating to the broad theme of “Atoms to Devices”, a research area of the Henry Royce Institute for Materials.

You will join a dynamic, world-leading Materials department that enjoys an ethos of collaboration that is especially strong between our Functional, Nanotechnology research themes. They will be expected to attract and supervise high-quality PhD students, supervise postdoctoral research staff, publish high-quality papers in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, disseminate research findings at relevant conferences, seek and obtain external research funding, and contribute to the Department’s outstanding undergraduate and Master’s teaching programmes. They will be expected to interact with scientists and engineers from other departments across Imperial, and have a strong track record and interest in developing external collaborations both nationally (particularly in connection with the Henry Royce Institute) and internationally.

Duties and responsibilities

We invite applications from exceptional candidates with demonstrable expertise relevant to the theme of Atoms to Devices, with complementary research interests to our existing activities. You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, as well as substantial, relevant postdoctoral experience. You will have (or have demonstrated a strong potential to develop) an international reputation, an outstanding publication record, evidence of securing research funding and experience of teaching undergraduate students.

The appointee will be expected to plan, direct and undertake the implementation of research activities and programmes of outstanding quality, international repute and innovation in the broad area of “Atoms to Devices”. They will also be expected to advance the reputation of the Department of Materials and the College. We are seeking a scientist or engineer with an active, personal commitment to innovative experimental research. The tasks of the appointed academic fall under three headings: Teaching, Research and Administration.

Essential requirements

The successful candidate will have proven ability or demonstrable potential to carry out experimental research and teaching at the highest level within the broad area of Atoms to Devices”, a research area of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. 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, supervising postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and teaching students at all levels.

The following are all essential criteria unless otherwise noted.

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, engineering or a related discipline
  • Substantial, relevant post-doctoral experience

Knowledge and Experience:

Applicants are expected to demonstrate expertise relevant to the area of “Atoms to Devices” with a preference for those whose research is complementary to existing strengths within the Department’s Functional Materials and Nanotechnology & Nanoscale Characterisation themes. Those with interests in relating fundamental materials properties to device performance, are strongly encouraged. Evidence will include:

  • A record of high-quality publications in an area relevant to “Atoms to Devices”
  • Experience of presenting work at significant international conferences
  • Experience of teaching students at undergraduate level
  • Experience of raising research funding
  • Experience of interaction with industry (desirable)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English that allow clear and coherent talks or lectures to be delivered and persuasive written documents to be prepared
  • Ability to work independently to establish a coherent research activity of your own and to work collaboratively in a team
  • Ability to articulate a clear research vision that falls within the theme of “Atoms to Devices” and is complementary to those of the Department’s current academic staff
  • Ability to provide leadership
  • Ability to inspire undergraduates

Further information

Imperial College is committed to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff community, reflected in the Department of Materials and College receiving Silver Athena Swan awards. We support our staff in their work life balance with a full range of benefits, including flexible work patterns. Full details are available at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/ and http://www.imperial.ac.uk/human-resources/procedures/guidance/flexible/.

The post is permanent, available immediately.

The details of the departmental research activities may be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/materials. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the Department, (p.haynes@imperial.ac.uk).

You can find details of salary, terms & conditions, including contract type/duration, benefits, etc. online.

 

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Darakshan Khan (d.khan@imperial.ac.uk).

 For technical issues queries, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

 

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.