Lecturers/Senior Lecturers/Readers/Chairs in Chemistry at Imperial College London

The Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London is one of the premier departments in the world, internationally recognised for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. 

The Department is currently ranked 9th globally in the 2023 QS World University subject rankings, 4th in Europe and 3rd in the UK. During the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF21) exercise the Department ranked 3rd overall in the UK (according to percentage of overall submission that was 4*) and scored 100% 4*in the UK for research environment (joint 1st). The outstanding quality of teaching in the Department is reflected in the Department being ranked 3rd in the UK by the Times Good University Guide in 2023 and 3rd by the Complete University Guide. 

At the heart of this success is the supportive and inclusive culture of the Department. The Department is proud to hold an Athena Swan Gold Award which recognises the good practices in place for supporting women at all stages, including undergraduate, post graduate, post doctoral, and early career academic through to professional level. The Department of Chemistry values and celebrates its diverse workforce and we are committed to creating a truly open and inclusive culture where every individual is free to reach their full potential. 

Building on this the Department of Chemistry is entering the most exciting time in its history. Following a move to the ¬£170M Molecular Sciences Research Hub, one of the most advanced chemical facilities in the world at the new ¬£1BN White City Campus the Department is continuing its ambitious expansion plans of its research activities. Bringing together work in Molecular Sciences across the College, and with external partners, the Department aims to drive both fundamental science and applications orientated research, seeing these as a common endeavour. 

Applications are therefore invited for 2 Lecturer and 3 Reader/Chair posts in Chemistry, commencing as soon as possible or latest end of 2024. Applications are welcomed from outstanding individuals in any area of Chemistry.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work in the area of the Chemical Sciences within the Department of Chemistry, which is led by Professor Oscar Ces. You will contribute to the academic mission of Imperial College London to deliver world class scholarship, education and research. In addition, the post holder will be required to contribute to administration within the Department. 

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description. 

Essential requirements

Essential requirements, commensurate with career stage:

  • An undergraduate degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a closely related discipline, together with an excellent record of research achievement.
  • A national/ international reputation and expertise in the field of Chemistry
  • Evidence of the potential to plan, lead and direct research activity of outstanding quality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications, confirming national/ international standing
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training, including successful PhD student supervision.
  • Evidence of being able to maintain and lead a coherent and large-scale research activity
  • A demonstrable track record of securing high levels of external research funding for major programmes, enabling income generation opportunities and/or commercialization activities and attracting PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Track record of integrating research with learning and teaching to deliver an excellent student experience and the ability to lead the development of a portfolio of teaching modules.
  • Evidence of effective team working and collaborative development and inspiring others
  • Ability to think laterally and to anticipate trends and opportunities
  • A commitment to diversity and an ability to work with staff, students and visitors from a wide range of backgrounds
  • A high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/search-jobs/description/index.php?jobId=18260&jobTitle=Lecturers%2FSenior+Lecturers%2FReaders%2FChairs+in+Chemistry

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