Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (CHEM22-1)

£42149 - £50296 per annum
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2022
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 20 February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

The Department of Chemistry at Durham University seeks to appoint two individuals to roles of Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in any area of organic chemistry. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with strengths in polymer chemistry, functional materials, sustainable synthesis, catalysis, chemical biology, or other areas that complement the research groupings within the department.

These posts offer exciting opportunities to make major contributions to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed careers in an exciting and progressive institution. Durham Chemistry is one of the very best in the UK, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked fifth overall in REF2014 and first for impact, we are an active and vibrant department, pursuing innovative research agendas and hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award supporting the development of women in science.

Our research is centred on three core themes, Manufacturing the Future, Bio-economy and New Materials, all of which are truly global challenges with the potential to generate significant economic and social impact. To support these themes, researchers with common interests and complementary skills are clustered together in Research Groupings. We currently have six research groupings: Functional Molecules & Materials; Bioactive Chemistry & Synthesis; Physical Organic & Assembly; Computational & Dynamics; Soft Matter & Interfaces; and Catalysis & Sustainable Chemical Processes. At postgraduate level our students come from all over the world to carryout research. Durham Chemistry is involved with the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Interfaces, SOFI2, and in Molecular Sciences for Medicine, MoSMed. We work closely with many other departments, institutes and centres within the University, including the Biophysical Sciences Institute and the Durham Energy Institute as well as research centres in areas such as Sustainable Chemistry, X-ray methods and Soft Matter. We have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.

For more information, please visit our Department website here.