Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry / Chemical Biology

Durham, United Kingdom
£43,414 - £51,805 per annum
17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Chemistry at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Organic Chemistry. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who will strengthen and/or complement our existing strengths in the broad area of chemical biology including medicinal chemistry, agrochemistry, biomaterials and biocatalysis.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally-excellent research and teaching. The successful candidate will join a grouping with established links with colleagues in Biosciences, a number of whom are co-located in the Chemistry Department. Staff working at this interface have access to Durham's superb facilities sited in both Chemistry and Biosciences including molecular and structural biology and biophysical instruments, cell culture laboratories, imaging suite and plant growth facilities. The appointee will be expected to cultivate an internationally-leading research group and to engage in the full Departmental range of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the development of new postgraduate courses (PGT and PGR) in chemical biology.

A World Top 100 department, the Department of Chemistry at Durham is one of the very best in the UK, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, teaching and employability of our students. We are an active and vibrant department, with a strong cohort of early career academics and future leaders. We hold an Athena Swan Silver Award, recognising our commitment to gender equality. Our undergraduate programmes are ranked fifth in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Durham Chemistry hosts multiple EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs): The Molecular Sciences for Medicine CDT (MoSMed), The Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation CDT, (SOFI2) and the CDT in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU). There is a strong culture of collaboration within the department and with other departments, and institutes within the University, including the Biophysical Sciences Institute, the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Data Science. There are also other multidisciplinary centres of excellence in the university that the appointee can interact with including the Centre for Global Infectious Diseases, the Durham Crop Centre and centres in Sustainable Chemistry and Soft Matter. We also have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.

For more information, see http://www.durham.ac.uk/chemistry

Our collective aim at Durham is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and we believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work.

As a University, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University's Strategy and a central part of everything we do. We actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive. It's important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including disabled people, women, and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.