Lecturer in Biological Physics

London (Greater) (GB)
11 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biophysics to undertake internationally leading research in the area of Biological Physics within the Biological Physics and Soft Matter group (BPSM) and take a lead role in the delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The appointee will have research interests in experimental and/or theoretical biophysics with the aim of consolidating and diversifying existing research within the Department, which currently includes experimental work in super-resolution imaging; fluorescence microscopy; Atomic Force Microscopy, Raman spectroscopy; single molecule and cell mechanics and the physical principles of immunology, combined with coarse-grained and all-atom simulations. To this end, the areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, mechanobiology, molecular motors, natural and naturally-inspired molecular machines, statistical mechanics and bio-inspired active matter.   

The Department of Physics has had a distinguished scientific tradition since its foundation in 1829.   We are committed to both educational and research excellence with a wide variety of BSc, MSci, and postgraduate programmes driven by research.   

The Department of Physics at King’s College London is diverse, international and friendly with a positive atmosphere of collaboration and support between research groups. We currently hold a silver Athena Swan award and Juno Champion status from the Institute of Physics (IOP). We offer a welcoming environment and welcome applications from applicants of all backgrounds.   

Celebrating diversity and supporting staff is important to us and we offer a range of provisions including flexible working, caring support (including a Parenting and Carers Fund and the Carer’s Career Development Fund), training, and a variety of diversity and inclusion networks. Staff can apply for flexible working to help them balance the demands of their professional and personal commitments and we offer comprehensive leave policies for parental, adoption, surrogacy, dependant, and shared leave.   

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) comprises Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics – all departments are highly rated in research activities and have a wide-ranging portfolio of education programmes.  The university is making investment in NMES and both student and staff numbers are growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and 56% of our students are from outside the UK. KCL staff are principally located on the Strand Campus in the heart of central London, further details available at  and

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract   

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

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