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Professor/Reader in Pure and Applied Chemistry

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £59,828 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2019
Closes: 6th October 2019
Job Ref: 247266

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Hours: Full-time (flexible working considered)

Contract type: Open ended

Placed on: Monday 2 September 2019

Closes: Sunday 6 October 2019

Salary Range: Reader: £59,828 - £63,463           Professor: Competitive Professorial package commensurate with profile and experience.

Who we are

Be bold. Be innovative. Be a ‘Strathclyder’.

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

We are seeking to appoint extraordinary Professors/Readers who align with our strategic priorities.

For more information visit the Strathclyde Global Talent Programme Website: or email

Our department

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry is a vibrant and ambitious Department with a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching and a strong knowledge exchange portfolio.  We have an international research reputation spanning the breadth of chemistry that is reflected in our four research sections; Catalysis & Synthesis, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Materials & Computational, and Bionanotechnology & Analytical Chemistry.  In addition, we host centres of excellence in Forensic Science, Molecular Nanometrology, and Process Analytics & Control Technology, as well as being a key contributor to the University’s Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation. 

We support a large research community including around 160 PhD students, including those in doctoral training centres in Optical Medical Imaging, Medical Devices, and Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry.  Unique to Strathclyde is the collaboration with global healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline on delivery of an industry based, academically rigorous doctoral training programme. 

Our broad teaching portfolio reflects the diversity of our research, offering popular, high quality and fully accredited undergraduate degrees (recent intakes:~150 students per year) and an internationally renowned MSc degree in Forensic Science.

We are interested in high quality applications covering all areas of chemistry and its many interfaces with specific interests in:

  • Analytical chemistry – mass spectrometry and biological imaging,
  • Bionanotechnology – biomaterials and bioinspired materials,
  • Catalysis and Reactivity – sustainability and synthesis,
  • Chemical Biology – biocatalysis and carbohydrate chemistry,
  • Energy – computational and experimental,
  • Materials – sustainable and advanced functional materials.

The opportunity

We would love to hear from you if you have an internationally recognised research portfolio in this area, are publishing in leading international journals, are actively pursuing funding whilst building impactful collaborative links with industrial and business partners and if you have a passion for leading on teaching and learning.  In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who can support our Athena SWAN activity, which inspires the advancement and representation of women in higher education. 

You’ll be rewarded with:

  • A generous remuneration package, with notable additional financial and non-financial benefits including pension and (where appropriate) a contribution towards relocation costs;
  • Excellent start-up support; and
  • Regular career review, with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of outstanding contribution.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in Pure and Applied Chemistry, impress us with your research plan here.

In your application, please indicate at which level you wish your application to be considered: Professor, Reader or both.

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