Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry

£33797 - £40322 per annum
Sep 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
Sep 21, 2021
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

Durham Chemistry is one of the very best UK departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked 5th in REF2014 in terms of grade point average and 1st for research impact, the Department has a strong research profile in synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, photophysics, and the development of luminescent materials.

The Role

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to synthesise and evaluate the luminescence properties of molecular metal complexes, designed to display efficient emission in the near-infrared (NIR) region of the spectrum. The work will involve a significant amount of synthetic chemistry to prepare ligands and their platinum/palladium complexes, together with luminescence measurements, electrochemistry, and theoretical studies.

The project is interdisciplinary, involving close collaboration with physicists in Durham, and with synthetic and computational partners at nearby Northumbria University and Newcastle University, respectively. It forms part of an EPSRC-funded project, spanning the three institutions, that seeks to develop efficient NIR organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

The post is available from 1st November 2021 for 6 months. Funding is available for this fixed period only.

The post-holder is employed to work on a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that he/she will contribute to the advancement of the project.

All applicants are asked to submit a CV and covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the essential and desirable requirements set out above;

The assessment by a panel for the post will include an interview and we anticipate that the assessments will take place late September or early October.​​​​​​​