Lecturer or Associate Professor in Experimental Biological and Optical Physics

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London, UK
22 Apr 2022
22 May 2022

The appointment will be on UCL Grade
Full time
Salary: The salary range will be Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum or Grade 9 £58,404 - £63,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

To strengthen and expand our research and teaching activities at the interface between optical physics and biological/soft-matter physics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL seek to appoint a new member of academic staff. We expect this new academic to bring in world-leading expertise in the development and application of advanced optical methods in the context of experimental biological and soft matter physics. The successful candidate will take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration with UCL’s life science research community. In this way they will strengthening UCL’s research activities at the physics/life-sciences interface, where our Institute for the Physics of Living Systems currently plays a key enabling role. Depending on experience and track record, an appointment at the Lecturer (UK eq. Assistant-Professor) or Associate Professor level is foreseen.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in physics or related discipline and a proven track record of undertaking and publishing world-class research in experimental optical physics applied to biology and/or soft matter, as demonstrated by high-profile publications. We expect applicants to demonstrate their ability to develop an innovative world-leading research program that will advance the strategic objective of strengthening research at the interface of optical physics and biological sciences at UCL. Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for personal fellowships from funders such as UKRI and Wellcome Trust. They will also be expected to demonstrate a capacity for high-quality teaching, and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in physics.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/  and search on Reference Number 1883692

To be considered for appointment at Associate Professor level, candidates would need to meet the criteria for grade 9 as detailed in UCL’s Academic Career Framework, "http://https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/academic_careers_framework.">https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/academic_careers_framework.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Lori Coletti Campbell, l.coletti@ucl.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof. Stephen Hogan, s.hogan@ucl.ac.uk and Prof. Bart Hoogenboom, b.hoogenboom@ucl.ac.uk.

Candidates will need to upload (1) a CV (including a full list of publications and of previous research funding as appropriate), (2) a statement of research interests and plans (3 pages maximum), (3) a teaching statement (2 pages maximum), and (4) the contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. A cover letter can be included using the “Statement in Support of your Application” section of the online form.

Closing Date: 16/5/2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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