Lecturer in Physics
University of Cambridge Department of Physics
United Kingdom

These Harding Lectureships in Physics are endowed by the David and Claudia Harding Foundation. They are associated with the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, which supports fundamental physics that could generate the breakthroughs needed to meet the growing demand on our natural resources. We seek candidates whose research falls within the broad scope of the Programme (see www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk), which covers all aspects of the physics that underpins the generation, storage and use of energy, including experiment, theory and modelling. Candidates' research should fall within the strategic research themes of the Department of Physics (https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/research), which include Energy Materials, Emergent Quantum Phenomena, Quantum Devices and Measurements, Assembly and Function of Complex Systems, and Biological and Biomedical Physics. Areas of interest for these positions include, but are not limited to, the physics relevant to photovoltaics, LEDs, batteries, thermoelectrics, quantum technologies for sensing and low-energy computing, superconductivity, spintronics, topological materials and devices, and the study and control of non-equilibrium excited-state processes. 


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To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter together with a publication list in the Upload section of the online application. You should also include a research proposal of no longer than 4 pages, including describing how your research plans fit with existing Cavendish activities. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 



The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 18th June 2019. 


For informal enquiries please contact Professor Sir Richard Friend by email to rhf10@cam.ac.uk


Please quote reference KA19158 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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