Lecturer in Theoretical Biological Physics

University College London

Closing date 1 November 2020

Grade 8, Full Time, Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
University College London is recruiting for a Lecturer (UK eq. Assistant-Professor) to develop and lead an independent research programme of international quality in theoretical and/or computational physics applied to biology. 

The Lecturer will be located in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with strong links to the Faculty of Life Sciences. The Lecturer will also be a member of the cross-faculty UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS) and more generally – at UCL and in London as a whole – have direct access to one of the largest and most vibrant biomedical research communities in Europe. Our overall goal is to recruit and develop exceptional early career researchers working at the interface of physics and biology, and to support them in an environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity and innovation to become leaders of the future.

We expect successful candidates to assume such leadership, setting up an independent research group and carry outstanding scientific research, while benefitting, supporting and strengthening this environment; and to make a high-quality contribution to physics teaching in our department.
Key Requirements
Applicants should be strong early-career theoretical/computational physicists with a PhD degree, postdoctoral research experience and an established track record of collaborative work with biologists. Candidates will have research activity that spans the larger field of the biological physics of complex systems and emerging behaviours, including soft matter physics, image analysis / signal processing and dynamical systems. 

Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop and submit personal Fellowships from UK Research Councils as well as organisations like the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust. They will also be expected to demonstrate capability for teaching in order to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in physics.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Besides a CV and list of peer-reviewed publications, candidates are asked to include a 2-page statement of research interests.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Lori Coletti Campbell on l.coletti@ucl.ac.uk

For informal enquiries regarding the vacancy itself, please contact Prof. Bart Hoogenboom, Head of the Biological Physics research group, at b.hoogenboom@ucl.ac.uk

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