UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Research Fellow in Further Molecular Modelling

Location
Surrey, United Kingdom
Salary
£34,308 to £39,745 per annum
Posted
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Ref
087522
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location: Home-based
Salary: £34,308 to £39,745 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 09 December 2022
Reference: 087522

Applications are invited for a research position RA1A in molecular modelling of proteins and small species and determining the interaction terms between atomic and continuum macroscale level models. The post has a duration up to 30 January 2023 and requires someone who can start as soon as possible. The project is funded by EPSRC and aims at the development of innovative, low-cost, mass-produced, environmentally-friendly filters and masks protecting against COVID-19 and other related airborne viruses. Our project aims at lowering the cost and developing a roll-to-roll process of additive manufacturing using low-cost, abundant and environmentally-friendly materials.

Essential requirements for this post are:

  1. A first degree in Materials, Biological Sciences, Engineering or Physics.
  2. A PhD or an EngD or equivalent work experience in the areas of molecular modelling
  3. Research expertise in molecular modelling: molecular dynamics (MD) and DFT simulations
  4. Being able to start immediately as this is under the Rapid-Response Call regarding COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we shall not be able to await for visas and any other certificates if required before start.

Experience in MOE software and running simulations on Archer 2 would also be useful.

The post will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences (prime investigator: Professor Tina Lekakou, email: C.Lekakou@surrey.ac.uk).

Please note this is a fixed term contract to end of January 2023.

Please upload your CV together with a covering letter with your application.

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£33,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£34,308).

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