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Lecturer (bio/nano-photonics)

Job title Lecturer (bio/nano-photonics)

Department Physics

Salary Starting from £44,414, rising to £52,841

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Wednesday 23 August 2023

Closing date Wednesday 18 October 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference ED10872

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The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Experimental Photonics.

Applications in all areas of existing strength within Experimental Photonics will be welcome; those in the area of overlap between photonics and bio/nano-science, especially if the research has a potential relevance to optical fibre technology, ultrafast lasers or healthcare, are particularly welcome.

The Lecturer will contribute to and expand the capabilities of the department in this research area, and be a full member of the Department.

About the role:

This role offers an ambitious and excellent candidate the chance to advance their career in a supportive and dynamic environment.

You will become a part of the vibrant community of researchers in optics and photonics within the Department.

Research programmes revolve around collaboration, shared equipment and facilities, and shared learning, streamlining the process of getting new research programmes off the ground.

The role is to establish an independent research activity, in an area aligned with both University and funder priorities.

Experimental Photonics is already an important element of several existing programmes, but this position will broaden that interest.

About us:

The University of Bath is a leading research-intensive University.

In the recent REF2021 assessment, 96% of the Department's submitted research activity was judged world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The Department consists of over 40 academic staff with over 80 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students and graduates approximately 130 undergraduate students each year.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department aims to become both more diverse and more inclusive, and candidates who can contribute in that regard are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University is in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, conveniently located in the beautiful West Country of England. The city has outstanding architecture, excellent restaurants and a very good choice of schools.

The city of Bristol is 13 minutes away, whilst London is 80 minutes away (via train).

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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