Research Associate - Intrinsically Multifunctional Systems

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Professor David Wales in the Chemistry Department in Cambridge.  The project involves the development of theory and computer simulation within the energy landscapes framework, with particular reference to the analysis and design of multifunctional systems. This project involves aspects of both atomistic and coarse-grained modelling, including designs based on biomolecules, colloids, and other nanoscale building blocks.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in theoretical chemistry or physics. Significant expertise in computer simulation and statistical mechanics is essential. Experience with energy landscapes approaches would be beneficial.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Further information can be obtained from Professor David Wales (

Please quote reference MA10310 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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