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The Department of Physics invites applications for a University Lectureship in Quantum Devices and Measurements with an associated Fellowship in Murray Edwards College (the Owen Saxton Lectureship). Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a track record of excellence in experimental quantum device physics. This includes investigation of structures and devices formed from materials such as semiconductors, superconductors, magnetic films, Dirac and 2D materials, topological insulators, as well as hybrid structures. An interest in many-body physics as well as applications to quantum technologies such as quantum computing would be welcome.

The Department has extensive facilities for the growth of high-quality materials including superconductors, III-V semiconductors, and a wide range of magnetic materials. Other facilities include an extensive, flexible and well-managed device processing cleanroom, high resolution electron beam lithography and a range of scanning probe and electron microscopes. In addition, there are extensive low-temperature electrical and optical measurement facilities available.

In addition to the University Lectureship which attracts an appropriate teaching load in the Department of Physics, the successful candidate will be appointed to the Owen Saxton Lectureship at Murray Edwards College to provide up to four hours' undergraduate supervision per week during full term as well as acting as Director of Studies for a Part of the Natural Sciences Tripos at the College, duties which will receive separate remuneration and which are subject to a separate contract.

The Department is active in promoting policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in its workforce. We are proud to hold an Athena-SWAN Gold Award for our work on equality and diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing barriers to equality and diversity in education, are particularly encouraged to apply

The lectureship is available from 1st January 2019.

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.

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. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will receive an automated request to upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly. Please note that the email request to referees can only be generated once an application has been fully completed and submitted.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 July 2018. The deadline date for receipt of references will be Thursday 26th July 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Professor Andy Parker, hod@phy.cam.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1223 337429

Please quote reference KA15930 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.

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