About the Role
The post will be appointed at Grade 8 (Lecturer) or Grade 9 (Associate Professor) depending on skills and experience. In this role you will lead independent and original research in the area of neuromorphic computing technology, which may include basic physics, materials, devices, architectures, and associated metrology.
You will be expected to develop a research group, to teach relevant aspects of physics to UCL students and to contribute to the strategic alliance between UCL and NPL. The full Job Description and Person Specification can be found in the “Available Documents" section below. Please upload a single pdf containing the following:
(1) a CV (including a list of publications and of previous research funding as appropriate), (2) a research statement detailing past research, main scientific achievements, vision for future research and vision for NPL - UCL engagement (4 pages maximum), (3) a statement that describes teaching experience and approach (1 page maximum), (4) the contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested.
A cover letter can be included using the non-mandatory section to upload additional documents which may support your application.
If you wish to register your interest for this position, please apply via the UCL Careers website https://jobs.npl.co.uk/vacancies/1668/associate-professor-in-alternative-computing--joint-appointment-with-ucl.html
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the LCN Director, Prof. Steve Bramwell via email: [email protected]
About You

You will have graduated with a degree and doctorate in physics or a closely related discipline like engineering or computer science. You may be seeking your first permanent academic post or you may already be a University Lecturer (Associate Professor). Alternatively, you may be at a comparable career stage in industry or National Laboratories. You will likely have a passion for research and wish to contribute to solving the world’s problems through the application of science and technology. You may also enjoy teaching and bringing forward the next generation of researchers, and enjoy working as part of an extended team or larger organisation. This is a unique position that offers a great opportunity to a suitably talented and committed individual who can demonstrate an excellent track record of research and leadership potential.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

• 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)

• Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme

•Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)

• Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan

• Relocation scheme for certain posts

• On-Site nursery

• On-site gym

• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

• Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service

• Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

About Us

University College London (UCL) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are seeking to appoint a permanent academic post in Physics and Applications for Neuromorphic Technology, which covers, for example, the basic physics, materials, devices, architectures, and associated metrology that may contribute to the future development of neuromorphic computing. UCL is located in the heart of the historical area of Bloomsbury in central London, UK, and is one of the top-rated universities in the world.

NPL is located in Teddington, South West London and is a world-leading centre of excellence in measurement science, engineering and technology. UCL and NPL are forming a strategic alliance with the aim of becoming a world-leading centre of research into neuromorphic computing technology.

This post offers a unique opportunity to benefit from the complementary opportunities offered by UCL (physics, electrical engineering, nanotechnology) and NPL (industry contacts, metrology).

At UCL, the post will be based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and Department of Physics & Astronomy, while at NPL it will be based in the Quantum Materials and Sensors Group.

The LCN at UCL provides a natural link between engineering and physics and also creates networking opportunities in to the broader LCN network that encompasses King’s College London and Imperial College London.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and 'beacon' status in advancing gender equality. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/


Available documents

Attached documents are available under links. Clicking a document link will initialize its download.