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.
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, Person Specification and details of how to apply can be found on the UCL website.
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.