Lecturer in Photonics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Lecturer salary in the range: £47,910 - £53,400 per annum
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in research and teaching attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. The three Faculties – Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine - together with the Business School explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management. The College is committed to hiring diversely and supporting a flexible working environment.
We are seeking a scientist with an active commitment to innovative research and teaching. The appointee is expected to plan, direct and undertake a research programme of international repute in one or more areas of photonics. We especially welcome applicants with strong experimental expertise who can contribute and enhance our ability to develop and apply fibre lasers and other laser technologies. Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any area of Photonics are also encouraged to apply.
Duties and responsibilities
The appointee will be part of the Photonics Group and also affiliated to the Photon Science Section of the Department which includes Quantum Optics and Laser Science. The Photonics Group comprises of 11 academic staff and conducts fundamental research into optical science and develops and applies new technologies for the physical and life sciences, medicine and ICT. Broad research themes are: fibre and laser optics and nonlinear optics; photonic structures and electromagnetic theory; imaging and adaptive optical technology and applications; and biophotonics including multidimensional fluorescence imaging, super-resolution, in microscopy, endoscopy and tomography systems, applied to tissue diagnosis, molecular biology and drug discovery. The successful applicant will either complement or enhance these research interests.
Essential requirements include:
A good undergraduate degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
An excellent record of research in optically-based science, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage.
Evidence of being able to establish a coherent research programme of their own.
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.
Experience of presenting at national and/or international scientific conferences.
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.