Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Materials in Nanomaterials

Imperial College London
Contract type
Full-Time, Open ended
Closing date
27 Mar 2023
Commensurate with experience.

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Materials in Nanomaterials

Department/Faculty: Department of Materials, Faculty of Engineering

Contract: Full-Time, Open ended

Lecturer – £62,768 - £71,264 per annum

Senior Lecturer – £68,313 - £71,264 per annum

Reader – From £73,806 per annum

Campus: South Kensington and White City

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The Department of Materials wishes to appoint up to five new colleagues to join its academic staff in strategic areas. This will be at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader depending upon experience. The appointed academic will be supported in their development of an internationally-leading experimental research programme relating to the specific themes of:


(1) Engineering Alloys

(2) Ceramics and glasses

(3) Nanomaterials

(4) Functional Materials

(5) Materials for Quantum Technologies


You will join a friendly, dynamic, world-leading Materials department that enjoys an ethos of collaboration.  While the posts are distinct, you may have expertise in several themes. You will be expected to attract and supervise PhD students and postdoctoral research staff, publish high-quality papers in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, disseminate research findings at relevant conferences, seek and obtain external research funding, and contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and Master’s teaching programmes. You will also be encouraged to interact with scientists and engineers from other departments across Imperial and have a strong track record and interest in developing external collaborations both nationally (particularly in connection with the Faraday Institution, the Royce Institute, the London Centre for Nanotechnology, and National Labs and Facilities) and internationally.


We invite applications from exceptional candidates with demonstrable expertise relevant to the posts, with complementary research interests to our existing activities. You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, as well as substantial, relevant postdoctoral experience. You will have (or have demonstrated a strong potential to develop) an international reputation, an outstanding publication record, evidence of securing research funding and an aptitude for inspiring undergraduate students.


The appointee will be expected to plan, direct and undertake the implementation of research activities and programmes of outstanding quality, international repute and innovation in the area of Nanomaterials. They will also be expected to generate income from external sources to support their own research programme and to develop collaborative programmes with other academics within the Department, across other research centres and institutes across the College and other departments within the College. They will also be expected to advance the reputation of the Department of Materials and the College by disseminating their research though publications in international peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.


Imperial College is committed to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff community, reflected in the Department of Materials and College receiving Silver Athena Swan awards. We support our staff in their work life balance with a full range of benefits, including flexible work patterns


These posts are permanent and available immediately.


The details of the departmental research activities may be found at www.imperial.ac.uk/materials.  Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Sandrine Heutz, Head of the Department, ([email protected]).

You can find details of salary, terms & conditions, including contract type/duration, benefits, etc. online.

Candidates will need to complete the online application to be considered for this role.

Closing date: 27 March 2023.

To apply please click here


Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Darakshan Khan ([email protected]).


For technical issues queries, please contact: [email protected].


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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/


The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.



We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.