School of Science

The School of Science is looking to recruit new staff across many of its areas of activity. We undertake world-leading research and teaching in Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and Mathematics Education and are home to state-of-the-art facilities and an active research community.

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.

The School has up to three positions available at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor level in both Chemistry and Computer Science. In Mathematics, there are up to three positions at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer available.

In all cases we welcome linked applications from established groups. Please make us aware of your links to other candidates on your application.

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is looking to grow capability in the area of Experimental Physical Chemistry, and this can be widely interpreted, and Biological Chemistry.

The Department has current research themes in Energy, Health, Security and Sustainability, as well as Research Centres in Analytical Science, Science of Materials and Laboratory to Fabrication. In addition, the Department actively contributes to collaborative research across campus, such as the Centre for Circular Chemical Economy. Applications that align with and complement these research areas are encouraged. The Department leads the Natural Sciences degree programme and contributes to research activity across campus including with Centre for Biological Engineering and School of Sports, Health and Exercise Science and the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Physical Chemistry

Applications in Physical Chemistry would be welcome in the following areas:

  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Energy and storage
  • Catalysis and sustainability

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

Biologically related Chemistry

Applications in biologically related Chemistry would be welcome in the following areas:

  • Biophysical
  • Bioimaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Drug/therapeutic development
  • Regenerative medicine

The successful candidate(s) will have experience of high-quality research in an area of laboratory-based experimental chemistry, evidenced by career appropriate records of research publications, external research funding and PhD student supervision.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is looking to strengthen its research capabilities in its already established research themes. These are: Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Systems and Networks (including cybersecurity) and Vision, AI and Human Centred Systems. Applications that align with these areas are encouraged. The Department runs several successful degree programmes, advanced Masters programmes in AI and Advanced Computer Science and leads, in collaboration with Mathematics, our postgraduate programme in Data Science.

Computer Networks and Systems

Applications in areas of computer networks and systems are welcome. The successful candidates will have experience and track record of: The technical and non-technical aspects of cybersecurity; Internet and network architectures including cloud and edge computing and programmable networking.

Theoretical Computer Sciences

Applications from Theoretical Computer Sciences are welcomed to join our group of established researchers in algorithms, combinatorics on words, cryptography, database theory, decidability, distributed computing, formal languages and automata theory, game theory, and logic. We invite applications from newly established researchers to potential group leaders.

Vision, AI, Autonomous and Human Centred Systems

We welcome applications from researchers in one or more areas of theoretical and application aspects of artificial intelligence, computer vision, robotics and autonomous systems, machine learning, bio-inspired AI, pattern recognition, embedded intelligence, image processing, as well as HCI and human-factors.

Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is looking to attract researchers in the area of Analysis in a wide sense, including Dynamical Systems, Spectral Theory and PDEs. The successful candidates are expected to interact with one or more of the existing research groups in the Department in the areas of Analysis and PDEs, Dynamical Systems, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Linear and Nonlinear Waves.

The Department is also looking for researchers with a mathematical background working in the areas of Statistics or Data Science to join our Statistics group.

Informal enquiries

For informal enquiries in relation to the research areas or the School, please contact:

Candidates for Professorial positions may also wish to contact Professor Claudia Eberlein, Dean of the School of Science.

Apply now

Apply now for Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer roles within the School of Science. The closing date for applications is 3 April 2022.

Professor Reader 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.