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Research Fellow in Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Southampton, United Kingdom
£37,099 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Computational Systems Chemistry

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £37,099 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 42 months
Closing Date:  Friday 17 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2247423EB-2R

You will develop time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy capabilities in Southampton. The project will utilise UV and IR probes of chemical dynamics in our lab in Southampton and XUV probes through collaboration with the Artemis Facility in the UK and the ELI-Beamlines facility in the Czech Republic. You will be responsible for leading advanced photoelectron spectroscopy experiment as part of a collaborative team. You will coordinate the analysis of the data and work with our theoretical collaborators (Adam Kirrander, Oxford, Zdenek Masin, Prague) on the interpretation.

To be successful you will have a PhD (or within six months of completion) or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics and a demonstrable understanding and knowledge of ultrafast laser technology and spectroscopy. 

The position is available for 42 months full time. For more details or for informal enquiries please contact Dr Russell Minns (

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University and the School of Chemistry hold an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.  We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

The University is one of the UK’s leading research Universities.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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