Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational and Theoretical Modelling of Porphyrin Nanorings and Molecular Wires
Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA
Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational and Theoretical Modelling of Porphyrin Nanorings and Molecular Wires, to work under the supervision of Professor Harry L. Anderson for a period of up to 2 years. The project involves elucidating the electronic structure of π-conjugated porphyrin nanorings and molecular wires, with a particular focus on aromaticity, excited state energy delocalization and charge transport.
Find out more about the research and group at: http://hla.chem.ox.ac.uk/
Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry (or have submitted a PhD thesis) prior to taking up the appointment. The research requires experience in quantum mechanical electronic structure calculations, expertise in simulating NMR spectra and modelling aromatic ring currents and an excellent fundamental understanding of chemistry. The postholder must also be highly motivated, able to keep accurate detailed records of results and have the ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment.
As the successful postholder, you will be expected to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will also be responsible for adapting existing procedures and developing new scientific techniques, testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data and contributing ideas for new research projects. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles, represent the research group at external meetings and seminars and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group.
The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible. This post is full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 years, funded by The European Research Council.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Wednesday 16 February 2022. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter and are likely to be held the week commencing Monday 28 February 2022.
The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.
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