Research Associate in Computational Chemistry

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 30/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : ASAP 12 months from start date

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in computational chemistry in the School of Chemistry with Prof Nikolas Kaltsoyannis. The project, funded by the EPSRC, is to use computational molecular quantum chemistry (especially density functional theory) in conjunction with analysis tools such as the QTAIM, NBO and EDA approaches to probe covalency, and weak interactions between metals and solvent/ligand peripheral groups, in a range of molecular compounds of the 4f and 5f elements at ambient and high pressures. The research will form part of a larger project entitled “FORTRESS: F block cOvalency and Reactivity defined by structural compRESSibility”, in collaboration with Professors Polly Arnold and Simon Parsons at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate area of chemistry or physics, and must have relevant experience of the computational application of molecular quantum chemical techniques, especially density functional theory.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Nikolas Kaltsoyannis


Tel: 0161 275 4692

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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