School of Science

Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in STEM subjects – with a track record in supplying industry with high calibre, highly motivated graduates, and a vibrant international research culture.

The School of Science brings together the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and the Mathematics Education Centre, and boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an active research community.

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics is looking to recruit a new research group in Experimental Physics. We would like to recruit in any of, but not restricted to, the areas:

  • quantum technology,
  • photonics,
  • materials physics,
  • Terahertz physics.

The new group will either complement or link with our existing research activities in the areas of magnetism, spintronics, memristors, superconductivity, and quantum information theory.

The Department has invested in its experimental facilities, including but not limited to: a new cleanroom and satellite equipment for device fabrication; a state-of-the-art thin-film and STM/AFM system with integrated thermal nanolithography; a cryogen-free magnetometer for electric and thermal transport measurements; a suite of X-ray diffraction and reflectometry equipment; and it is also supported by characterisation facilities provided by the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC), which includes SEM, TEM, XPS and XRF.

The Department strives to develop gifted graduates, train postgraduate students in specialist topics and undertake cutting edge research. The Department attracts staff and students from all over the world and is proud of its diverse and stimulating environment.

Experimental Physics

The successful candidate or candidates will have experience of high-quality research in an area of laboratory-based experimental physics, evidenced by their records of research publications, external research funding and PhD student supervision.

We are looking for staff at all levels from Professor to Lecturer and encourage both individual and linked applications.

Informal enquiries

For informal enquiries in relation to the research areas or the School, please contact Dr Alexander Balanov, Head of Physics or Professor Claudia Eberlein, Dean of Science. All other enquiries, especially about the application process, or online submission should be directed to

Apply now

Apply now for Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles within the Department of Physics in the School of Science. The closing date for applications is 31 October, 2021.

Professor Senior Lecturer Lecturer

About the School

We are renowned for the relevance of our research work which is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues. Loughborough scientists are actively engaged in cutting edge theoretical and applied research that is shaping the future and transforming the world through technological advances and scientific discovery.

Extensive investment in the student learning environment and research facilities makes Loughborough an excellent place to pursue academic aspirations, research interests and career goals. The University's recently opened state-of-the-art STEMLab further expanding our ability to offer world class facilities across our disciplines.

In addition to carrying out research in their respective disciplines, staff in the School of Science are engaged in multidisciplinary research in collaboration with other academic Schools and departments across the campus - from Engineering and Sport Science to Arts and Humanities - creating an exciting and truly stimulating research environment.