Caldin Fellowship in Synthetic Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences
University of Kent, Canterbury Campus
The School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent is seeking a research fellow in synthetic chemistry to join the Functional Materials group for a fixed three-year term. The work of this group is currently focussed around four main themes: Porous, Nanostructured and Amorphous Solids – the synthesis, characterisation, and modelling of porous crystals, nanocrystals, sol-gels and glasses; Soft Functional Materials – the synthesis, characterisation and application of organic and macromolecular materials; Energy Materials – synthesis and energy related materials, such as batteries and solid oxide fuel cells; and Quantum Materials and Magnetism – synthesis, characterisation and theory of magnetic systems, superconductors and topological insulators. The School of Physical Sciences has greatly expanded over the past few years with substantial investment in academic staff, infrastructure and research facilities, and offers a vibrant environment for research.
You will be tasked with contributing significantly to the research profile of the school by producing research of an international standard in an area of synthetic chemistry, publishing research articles in high quality journals, and attending academic and professional conferences to present your research findings. Our ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Chemistry or an appropriate discipline in addition to having a track record of excellence in synthetic chemistry.
In return; you’ll receive a competitive benefits package including a salary of £32,277 - £37,394, generous annual leave entitlement, and a competitive pension scheme during the fixed three year period.
Applications will be reviewed from 29 Sep 2014 until the closing date of 30 Nov 2014, although the post may close sooner if sufficient applications are received.