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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Durham University
United Kingdom
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Full Time
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Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

Durham Chemistry is one of the very best UK departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked 5th in REF2014 in terms of grade point average and 1st for research impact. It routinely features high in national league tables and is 3rd in the Complete University Guide 2020. Our research spans the range of organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry. The department has a strong research profile in Computational Chemistry with excellent high-performance computer facilities.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Chemistry of Molecular Electronic Materials. The position is available to design, synthesise and characterise organic materials which will demonstrate high performance thermoelectric properties in molecular junctions and as self-assembled films between electrodes. The overall aim of the project is to use new tailor-made organic molecules to develop thermoelectric materials and prototype nanoscale devices for applications in information and communication technology and energy management. The work is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 FETOPEN Project 767187: Quantum Interference Enhanced Thermoelectricity "QuIET". The work will be supervised by Professor Martin R. Bryce. The project is highly interdisciplinary involving close collaboration with a consortium of groups from academia and industry within Europe and China who specialise in experimental nanoscale transport measurements, nanoscale device engineering and computatio

This post is fixed term for 12 months duration.

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

What to Submit

All applicants are asked to submit:

  • Essential: A CV and covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
  • Optional: You may wish to include PDFs of two of your most significant pieces of work, at least one of which should be published in the period 2019-2021.

Next Steps

Short-listed candidates may initially be contacted for an informal video discussion and may then, if appropriate, be invited to the University and will have the opportunity to meet with key members of the Department. The assessment by a panel for the post will include an interview.

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