|Salary:||£32,348 to £42,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||17th January 2023|
|Closes:||14th February 2023|
Fixed-term contract for 36 months, 1.0 FTE.
Computational chemists are constantly seeking to develop efficient yet accurate simulation methods that can approximate the quantum motion of molecules - this is an extremely difficult task, requiring perseverance, creative insight, and expert knowledge, but offers enormous benefits in providing powerful simulations to predict and design new photocatalysts for green synthesis, new sensors for medical diagnosis, or new materials for capturing the Sun’s energy.
But what if computers could offer better help with this frontier problem? What if computer codes could automatically search for new algorithms to simulate the quantum motion of molecules and matter, producing new code-blocks that improve on existing human-generated software?
In this research fellow position, you will develop and apply new `self-writing codes’ (AKA program synthesis) to propose, test and optimize new algorithms to predict quantum-chemical dynamical properties – offering an entirely new approach to developing next-generation algorithms for predictive modelling of complex systems ranging from gas-phase molecules to condensed-phases.
Further information on the Habershon group is available at: go.warwick.ac.uk/habershongroup
Please direct informal enquiries and requests for further information to Prof. Scott Habershon (S.Habershon@warwick.ac.uk).
Interviews expected to take place in the week commencing 20 February 2023.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).
What we offer
We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 (Level 2 to 5) or 30 (Level 6 to 9) days’ holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities. We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working, for more information visit our Rewards and Benefits webpage.
We also have an excellent relocation package; to assess whether you may be entitled, please see details on the following page
Athena SWAN Silver Award
We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. Both the Department of Chemistry and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN silver awards, a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression, and success for all in academia. We provide a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment, recognising that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities.
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
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