Reader/Professor in Materials Chemistry

London (GB)
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Chemistry

Academic Appointment 

Reader/Professor in Materials Chemistry, QMUL14204

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Chemistry submission, in particular, was ranked equal 6th in the UK for research outputs. Queen Mary has a strong tradition of materials-based research which continues to grow successfully with multidisciplinary collaborative research programmes, underpinned by QMUL Centres of Excellence: the Materials Research Institute (https://www.materials.qmul.ac.uk/) and the Institute of Bioengineering. The Chemistry Department is part of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Following a successful recent recruitment phase, the Chemistry Department is currently seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to a senior role, as part of an on-going investment in research excellence. The post is part of a strategy to expand materials research (and education) in Chemistry and enhance the Department as a centre of research of international standing. Applicants should have a strong track record in research, both in terms of outputs and funding, and interests in an area of Materials Chemistry that can complement current strengths within the Department. Interest and previous experience of leadership are highly desirable. A commitment to the delivery of high quality student education and experience is also essential to support our taught programmes in Chemistry, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Chemistry Department is currently undergoing a £4M investment in its Joseph Priestley Chemistry building, including a new state-of-the-art teaching laboratory. The Department hosts a number of facilities which include: an NMR facility, analytical facility with high resolution Mass Spectrometer, EPR facility, X-ray facilities, AFM, Cryo-EM, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, anaerobic facilities and other spectroscopies. Additionally, within the faculty staff have access to state-of-the art equipment for materials research including: TEM, SEM, FIB, dynamic light scattering and a newly refurbished cleanroom.

The post is full time and permanent starting in August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Professorial salary will be by negotiation within the professorial range.  Salary will be in accordance with experience, qualifications and track record. A generous academic support package will also be available.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Marina Resmini, Head of the Chemistry Department via m.resmini@qmul.ac.uk. Further details about the University and School are available at: http://www.qmul.ac.uk and http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk 

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference number QMUL14204

Applicants must include their full CV, a statement of future research plans (max 4 pages), and a cover letter explaining how they match the job description.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 27 March 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; we positively welcome applications from women and black and ethnic minorities, who are currently under-represented in the school. 

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