The Gianna Angelopoulos University Lecturer in Computational Materials Science

open until filled
Natural Sciences, Materials Science
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£40,792-£51,630 GBP

The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy invites applications for the Gianna Angelopoulos University Lectureship in Computational Materials Science. This post will focus on atomistic and multi-scale modelling and will complement a separate appointment on continuum multi-physics modelling in the Department of Physics.

The lectureship is part of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme in Science Technology and Innovation (GAPSTI); see

The Programme will nurture exceptionally talented early-career scientists, from postgraduate study and research to the successful commercialisation of their ideas, through a structured training and research programme enhanced by industrial collaboration and entrepreneurial activities. The appointee is expected to engage meaningfully with the research, training and delivery of the Programme, which aims to transfer fundamental science into research objectives relevant to economic opportunities for industry and society.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a track record of excellence on the development of innovative methods for materials modelling that not only enhance existing capabilities, but also offer step-change improvements and radically different solutions. In particular, a demonstrated track record of innovative research and development of techniques applicable to industrially important areas such as materials discovery, digital manufacturing, process modelling and the construction of digital twins would be highly desirable.

The start-up package includes £50,000 for research-related expenses (£10k per annum for 5 years), two fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships and, subject to a competitive allocation process, the possibility to access a further pool of fully-funded PhD studentships, all supported by the Programme.

This Lectureship will be based at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy and will complement the activities of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science (CMMS CDT) based at the Maxwell Centre for Industrial Engagement. Office space for the appointee and their group will be provided at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Science (or a cognate discipline), a strong record of relevant research, and must show evidence of enthusiasm and ability to teach a wide range of core materials science and multiscale materials modelling topics successfully at both undergraduate and master's level. This work will include the delivery of existing courses, and the development of new teaching materials, lecture courses, examinations, laboratory classes and administration.

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications and a research proposal of no longer than 4 pages, including a discussion of their work on software development and applications to solve science and technology problems. This should also include a discussion of how their teaching and research plans fit within and complement existing Departmental and CMMS CDT activities, technology transfer and the remit of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme.

Applicants are also invited to submit (or supply a link to) their three most important papers with a brief summary (half an A4 side) of the reasons behind their significance, and an explicit mention of their contribution to that work (for multi-authored papers).

They should include the names and contact details of 3 referees, at least 2 of which should be external to their home institution.

The deadline date for applications is 31 July 2019.

It is anticipated that shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit Cambridge in September 2019 to give a presentation, informal discussions and interview.

The lectureship is available from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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For informal enquiries please contact the Deputy Head of Department, Professor James Elliott,

Please quote reference LJ19646 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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