Research Associate in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Chemistry

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a heterogeneous catalysis project. The project, funded by The Royal Society, will be based in the Hammond Catalysis Engineering (HCE) group at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, under the guidance of Dr Hammond. Applicants should hold, or be expected to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of heterogeneous catalysis or inorganic materials chemistry, or relevant industrial experience.

Further information is available at the following group webpages:

Dr Ceri Hammond;

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Ceri Hammond: e-mail; +44 (0) 29 2087 6002.

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (; 02920 874805).

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available from 1 December 2017 for 1 year.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above point 30 on the scale - £32,548 per annum).

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 6589BR.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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