Associate Professor in Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics

 
University of Oxford
Department of Physics in association with St Hugh’s College

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WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK
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The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Soft Matter and/or Biophysics with effect from 1 June 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, under arrangements described in the Further Particulars.

The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from 48,114 p.a. plus a housing allowance of 9,390 p.a. A further allowance of 2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to merit-based further pay awards.

In addition to the wide range of research in theoretical physics underway within the Rudolf Peierls Centre, soft matter and biophysics span a range of departments at Oxford. There are close links with the Oxford Biological Physics group focussing on experimental biophysics and the Oxford Centre for Soft and Biological Matter which brings together faculty working in this area from Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematics. The commitment of the University to interdisciplinary biosciences across departmental boundaries is exemplified by investment in the Dorothy Hodgkin Centre, opening in 2020 in purpose-built laboratories, which will house scientists using physical techniques to address biological problems.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in theoretical physics or a related field and will have a record of high-quality creative research at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level, and willing to participate in the administration of St Hugh’s College and the Physics Department. They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme in theoretical soft matter and/or biophysics, teach a wide range of topics within the field of physics, and contribute to administration within the Department and College.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professor Julia Yeomans FRS ( julia.yeomans [at] physics[.]ox[.]ac.uk ) or Professor Ard Louis ( ard.louis [at] physics[.]ox[.]ac.uk . Queries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to the Senior Tutor at St Hugh’s College, Professor Roy Westbrook ( roy.westbrook [at] st-hughs[.]ox[.]ac.uk ).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 March 2020. Please quote departmental reference 144677 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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