Lecturer in Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter

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Institute: Queen Mary University of London
Closing date: 1 April 2023

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About the Role

The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences (SPCS) is recruiting 2 new Lecturers to develop forward-looking and internationally competitive research programmes that cross the disciplinary boundaries between chemistry and condensed matter physics. We are looking for experimental, computational, and/or theoretical research that complements the existing portfolio of the Centre for Condensed Matter Physics. This has a distinctive focus on the atomic structure and properties of condensed phases, and includes work on advanced materials for energy storage and conversion, including heat pumping, nuclear waste storage, and batteries; electronic, photonic, and quantum materials and devices, including nanotechnology and nanomaterials; and the theory of condensed phases. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the School in an appropriate subfield for their speciality.

About You

You should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or a related subject, with an appropriate track-record of high-quality research. It is essential that you have clear and ambitious plans for your future research and can develop research proposals and effectively manage subsequent awards.

You should have teaching experience, and should be able to design, develop and deliver high-quality teaching and assessment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and/or the Department of Chemistry.

About the School

SPCS was established in 2021, when the Department of Chemistry and the School of Physics and Astronomy merged to create a vibrant multidisciplinary environment. The School maintains a tradition of outstanding teaching and research in ground-breaking fields and offers state-of-the-art experimental and computing facilities.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of July 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 5 or 6, in the range of £44,931 – £54,300 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Anthony Phillips at a.e.phillips@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3429.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. Your application should include a two-page statement of your research and funding plans.

The closing date for applications is 1st April 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held 13th April 2023 or shortly thereafter.

The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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