Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department Of Chemistry

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £35,210)
05 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Chemistry

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £35,210)

We are seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in relatively straightforward synthetic organic chemistry, crystallization, soft materials chemistry and molecular dynamics calculations. The primary technical responsibilities include undertaking gelator synthesis, solid state characterisation of molecular organic solids and of gels using techniques such as XRPD, single crystal X-ray diffraction, rheology, IR and Raman spectroscopy, thermomicroscopy, AFM and particularly electron microscopy (SEM, TEM). The post holder will analyse and interpret data, prepare written and oral reports on progress and potentially contribute to the preparation of beam time applications for large scale facilities. They will also supervise PhD and MChem students in the laboratory and oversee routine maintenance on local instrumentation and liaise with equipment service professionals.

This post is fixed term for 3 years' duration – funding is from EPSRC and is available for a start date between 1/10/19 and 01/04/20 for this fixed 3 year period only.

Closes midday on :     30-Sep-2019