Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in the Knipe lab (Knipe Lab @ QUB (knipechem.co.uk)). The successful candidate will work to develop new liquid crystalline mesophases in collaboration with researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Kent State, Ohio. Additionally assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity, specifically developing new synthetic routes towards existing and novel liquid crystalline materials and producing these on sufficient scale to be tested by collaborators. The project also funds a PhD student for the Knipe lab, who will work closely with the applicant to ensure project objectives are delivered.

The post is a critical role, and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in lab-based research, supervision of junior researchers, day-to-day lab management, authoring of scientific journal articles, and working with collaborators.

This post is available on a fixed term contract until 31/12/2025.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or related areas.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience to include
    • Significant experience of multi-step organic synthesis
    • Application of core analytical techniques (1D/2D NMR, IR, MS).
  • Strong publication record commensurate with stage of career.
  • Demonstrable ability to supervise more junior colleagues/students in laboratory matters (safety, experimental design, methods), and in the preparation of theses, presentations, reports etc.

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.* For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the 'Candidate Information' link below. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

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