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Lecturer in Experimental Solid State Physics

Imperial College London, Department of Physics
London, UK
£60,762 – £68,987 plus benefits
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Full time, permanent
Closing date 31 January 2022
Salary: £60,762 – £68,987 plus benefits

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 in the area of Energy. Those with expertise in the physics of materials and devices relevant to energy conversion, energy storage or energy efficient use are particularly 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 16 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; solution processable optoelectronics; materials theory and simulation; superconductivity; superconducting spintronics and topological qubits; complexity; nanomagnetism and magnonics; and strongly-correlated systems. The successful applicant’s research will complement or enhance these areas.

Duties and responsibilities

  • 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

  • Hold 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
  • 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 Department of Physics is an IoP Juno Practitioner and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community. Further information about the Department's EDI work can be found at

Information about the post is included in the Further Particulars

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Lesley Cohen, Head of the Experimental Solid State Group, by email to

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Carolyn Dale, (Senior Section Administrator),;

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The seminars talks  will be held 8th  March 2022

The interviews will be held on 9th March 2022


We are proud to be one of the largest Physics Departments in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate education and postgraduate training.

We offer undergraduate degree programmesMaster level programmes including a new two academic year MSc in Physics with Extended Research, and also host three Centres for Doctoral Training.

We have a vibrant and internationally leading research programme that provides a broad-based coverage of fundamental and applied physics, strongly supporting multidisciplinary collaborations and actively fostering the development of new fields.

We have recently established an Industry Club to promote the relationship with our industrial partners. We are committed to providing a positive environment that supports everyone in reaching their potential.

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