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Research Associate/Fellow in Computational Chemistry (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Chemistry

Location: Nottingham
Salary: see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd January 2019
Closes: 22nd February 2019
Job Ref: SCI008119

Location: University Park

Salary: £27,025 to £39,609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate/Fellow in Computational Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

The successful candidate will work as part of a university-funded project on the development and application of computational modelling approaches for the design of chemical catalysts and/or separation media. This research is supported within the University of Nottingham’s recently announced Green Chemicals Beacon, which spans the multi-disciplinary space of metabolic engineering, process development and green chemistry and seeks to generate efficiencies that culminate in real economic and environmental benefits towards a sustainable future. The role holder will work closely with several colleagues in Computational Chemistry on a range of existing and new collaborations aligned closely with the goals of the Green Chemicals Beacon. Systems of interest include, amongst others: metal nanocatalysts; enantioselective catalysts; reactivity of polyoxometalates; photochemical catalysis and ionic liquids.

Candidates should have (or be near completion of) a PhD in computational chemistry or a related discipline and have a proven research record in computational modelling of chemical problems. Excellence in one or more of the following areas is essential: molecular simulation, DFT, electronic excited states, materials modelling, 3D structure-property relationships. The successful candidate can look forward to working in a well-resourced environment with state-of-the-art facilities within the Computational Chemistry Group, and to developing the necessary transferable skills to be an independent researcher.

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of three years and is available from 1 May 2019.

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science.

You can read more about what this means at and on our website 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jonathan Hirst, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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