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Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Academic Posts, Research Fellowships
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

Application closing date: 20/05/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

About the job

The position is for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the James group at QUB. The goal is to undertake research into the development of porous liquids towards water-capture applications as part of a collaborative project with other renowned international research groups. The successful applicant is also expected to provide a leadership role within the James group.

About the person

The person must have, or be about to obtain a PhD in Chemistry or closely-related discipline ('About to obtain’ is normally defined as within 3 months of application date).

  • Demonstrable experience of:
    • Research in the area of porous liquids especially with regard to aqueous systems.
    • Using experimental methods to carry out synthesis, analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of experimental data as relevant to the research project, in particular synthesis of porous materials through traditional and mechanochemical means, characterisation of surface areas, porosities, measurement of gas solubilities etc.
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research themeStrong publication record commensurate with stage of career.
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
  • Practical problem solving skills, independence of thought and initiative
  • Ability to assess and organise resources.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in oral and written format.
  • Ability to build relationships to develop internal and external networks.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Must be able to travel to USA and Ireland for research collaborations.

This is a Full Time, Fixed Term position, available for 21.5 months.

What we offer:

Beyond a competitive salary, the University offers an attractive benefits package including a holiday entitlement of up to 8.4 weeks a year, pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with flexible working options, work-life balance initiatives and support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more at

Queen's University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit 

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