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Research Fellow in Computational Chemistry

University of Surrey - Chemistry

Location: Guildford
Salary: £33,309 to £37,468 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 25th January 2022
Job Ref: 001522

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate based at the University of Surrey. You will undertake research in a vibrant, inter-disciplinary research environment with excellent reputation and collaborations, and will join the Computational Chemistry Team lead by Dr Marco Sacchi in the Chemistry Department.

The candidate will work in the computational design and characterisation of novel 2D catalysts using a combination of density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD). In particular, the candidate will investigate the role of chemical doping by substitutional insertion of boron, nitrogen and phosphorus (B-, N- and P-doping), defects (single vacancies, SW vacancies and edges), defect densities and strain.

This position is to start as early as possible and is a fixed term contract up to 14 February 2023. 

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the Surrey jobs platform at jobs.surrey.ac.uk.  Further information can be requested by email at m.sacchi@surrey.ac.uk

On the application website please upload 1) a cover letter including a description of your research experiences, research interests and career plans and 2) CV including a list of publications, three references and their contact information. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities.  The University of Surrey offers benefits packages which include pension, childcare assistance and leisure facilities. Applications from groups currently under-represented in the scientific community are particularly welcomed.

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£32,344) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£33,309).

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