Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering & Materials Science

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials - QMUL11716


Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science

Salary: £40,182 to £50,030 (Grade 6) 

Reference: QMUL11716

Date posted: 23-May-2017

Closing date: 20-Jun-2017

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               School of Engineering and Materials Science

             Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials

                                Ref: QMUL11716

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was ranked 9th overall among multi-faculty universities in the UK based upon GPA.


The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) is seeking to strengthen their internationally regarded materials engineering research activity as part of the School’s investment in research excellence.


QMUL is looking to appoint a member of academic staff, who will be supported in their efforts to develop internationally leading experimental or theoretical research programmes in materials chemistry. Exceptional candidates are invited to apply who will complement and strengthen our existing research activities in functional nanomaterials.


The appointee will join a vibrant and collaborative Materials Division within SEMS that is recognised as world leading with strong international links. They will be expected to attract and supervise high-calibre PhD students and postdoctoral research staff, publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, disseminate research findings at international conferences, seek and obtain external research funding and contribute to the School’s outstanding undergraduate and Master’s teaching programmes. The appointee will be expected to interact with scientists and engineers across QMUL, in particular colleagues with the MRI (http://www.materials.qmul.ac.uk/) and develop external collaborations.


Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, as well as substantial, relevant postdoctoral research experience. The appointee will have established an international reputation, an outstanding publication record, evidence of securing research funding and experience of teaching undergraduate students.


The post is permanent, available immediately and will be based at the Mile End Campus in the vibrant East London.  The salary range is from £40,182 to £50,030 and benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, an interest free season ticket loan and a defined benefit pension scheme.


Additional Information


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Your application must include a completed application form and CV and you must include the following additional supporting documentation:

·         A detailed grant income listing

·         Your full refereed journal papers listing

·         An indication of the 4 papers you believe are your most                significant to date

·         A brief statement on both your research and teaching aspirations (1 page max each)


Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Magdalena Titirici, Chair Professor of the Materials Division: m.m.titirici@qmul.ac.uk


Our preferred method of application is online via our website. The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 June 2017.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science


The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   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 for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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