Senior Lecturer - Reader in Computational Chemistry

King's College London

Chemistry at King’s College, London is entering a new era. As part of a significant expansion of the Department of Chemistry, the University is appointing a number of new academic staff. We are seeking a talented Senior Lecturer/Reader with an excellent track record and international profile, who exploits chemistry in interdisciplinary research. The post provides a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Chemistry at one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the UK. King’s vision is to create a contemporary department, which enshrines the rigour of the subject but is renowned for ground-breaking Chemistry across the discipline boundaries. This ambition is being realised by considerable investment at King’s in Science and Technology, including Professorial and additional teaching appointments in the Department of Chemistry. 

A focus of the department lies in realising the transformative power of Chemistry at the interface with Biology and Medicine. Chemical Biology is a key strategic area in which we have notable expertise. We encourage applications combining computational and wet experiments, where core Chemistry is being used to pioneer new directions in Chemical Biology, Biomaterials, Synthetic Biology, Nanomedicine and Nanoscience, complementing existing strengths within the department and King’s. 

The successful candidate will join King’s at an exciting time and be involved in the strategic development of contemporary Chemistry cutting-edge future directions in the University. The prime position of King’s in central London is highly advantageous, benefitting from the advances in Science, Technology and Enterprise occurring at a pace across the capital. Notably, King’s is a partner with the landmark Francis Crick Medical Research Institute which will offer tremendous opportunities to work with world leaders in biomedical research to understand the chemistry of life. 

Candidates are expected to cultivate an internationally-competitive, ground breaking research programme and should have a burgeoning research profile with an excellent publication record, international esteem and evidence of research funding. The successful candidates will also contribute to the design and delivery of the department’s innovative teaching programme. 

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. 

Interviews are scheduled to be held in Mid-December or between January 6th-20th. 

Salary Details: Grade 8/Reader £49,772 - £63,018 per annum 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Roger Morris (

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

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