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Research Fellow in Polar Liquid Crystal Chemistry

University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences - School of Chemistry

Location: Leeds
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th October 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022
Job Ref: EPSCH1077

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for you next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the leading research-intensive Universities in the UK?

You will join a programme of research into polar and ferroelectric liquid crystals with Dr. Richard Mandle in the Soft Matter Physics group.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline; you will have hands on experience in the synthesis of small molecules, allied to a strong background in chemical characterisation.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, focusing on recently discovered polar nematic liquid crystalline systems. You will work on the design, synthesis and characterisation of polar nematic materials. In addition to contribution to different topics as part of the research team, you will be an excellent written and oral communicator, contributing to scientific publications and patents, as well as through dissemination at conferences and industry-focused meetings.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary. 
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Richard Mandle, University Academic Fellow and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Email: R.Mandle@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Grade: 

Grade 7

Salary: 

£ p.a.

Working Time: 

37.5 hours per week

Post Type: 

Full Time

Contract Type: 

Fixed Term (3 years - grant funding)

Release Date: 

Friday 28 October 2022

Closing Date: 

Sunday 11 December 2022

Reference: 

EPSCH1077

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