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Research Fellow, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in chemistry or materials science to be an active member of an international research group focusing on the development of a prototype redox flow battery (RFB). Your responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of project objectives
  • Interacting and collaborating with industrial partners
  • Supervising and mentoring research students
  • Delivering high-quality reports, publications, and documentation

We welcome applications from experienced researchers in related fields.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • BSc (Hons): at least 2:1 or equivalent in Chemistry.
  • Have a PhD in Chemistry (or about to obtain) or related discipline such as chemical engineering with hands-on chemistry experience.
  • Research experience in designing, synthesising, and characterising advanced organic and inorganic electrolytes for electrochemical systems.
  • Expertise characterising the electrochemical performance of electrolyte formulations, including redox potentials, conductivity, viscosity, and stability.
  • Knowledge of surface treatments to optimise electrode/electrolyte interfaces for efficiency.
  • In-depth understanding of redox flow battery electrolyte design considerations, including active species solubility, voltage potential, stability, etc.
  • Ability to critically analyse complex experimental data and derive meaningful conclusions to guide ongoing research.

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

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.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Simon Murray via

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