Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics / Quantum Information Science

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Applications are invited for a Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics / Quantum Information Science. The post is available from 1st January 2010 and is based in the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) Group of the Department of Physics.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Theoretical Physicist with an international reputation for research and innovation in theoretical quantum optics, quantum information science or related subjects. In addition you will have an excellent publications record, an established track record in attracting research funding and proven leadership and management of research teams. You will also be expected to have extensive experience in postgraduate training and undergraduate teaching.

You will hold a good honours degree and a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. You will be expected to take a major part in the management and delivery of the new EPSRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre in Controlled Quantum Dynamics. You will also have the opportunity to play a major role in the Quantum Information Programme at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Imperial.

The level of the appointment will be subject to qualifications and experience, but will be at the Imperial College professorial level (minimum salary £66,150 per annum).

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the QOLS Research Group, Professor Richard Thompson (Tel. 020 7594 3606, Email

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2009140NT) into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries about the application process please contact Maria Monteiro, Telephone: 00 44 (0) 207 594 5498,,

Closing Date: 28th October 2009