To be held jointly in the Department of Physics and the Department of Applied Mathematics and

Theoretical Physics
Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Quantum Complexity (deadline passed).

The appointment is open to any candidate with a strong track record of research in theoretical/computational approaches to complex quantum systems, including (but not restricted to) the union of quantum information with quantum many-body physics and the dynamics of complex quantum systems far from equilibrium. This lectureship will provide a bridge between the expertise in physical implementations of synthetic quantum systems in the Cavendish Laboratory and the mathematical expertise in DAMTP.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote closer engagement between the Departments of the School.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematical Physics, Physics or a cognate subject, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. It is expected that their research programme will be firmly anchored in both Departments.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level. (The total teaching load is expected to be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments.) They will contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

Applications are particularly welcome from those who can demonstrate commitment to the spirit of both Departments’ Athena SWAN aspirations concerning the advancement of women’s careers in science, and to the University’s wider equality and diversity obligations. For more information about this post, click on the ‘Further information’ link below. 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 upload a letter of application, a CV, and a Publication List. Because this post is created under the School of the Physical Sciences’ Inter-Disciplinary scheme, candidates are also required to upload a short (no more than 2 pages of A4) statement of their research vision which sets out how their research programme will be grounded in, and contribute to, both Departments. Contact details of three referees are also required. Please quote reference KA10435 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor M A Parker, Head of Department, 01223 33749, email hod@phy.cam.ac.uk .

Please quote reference KA10435 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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