|Salary:||£36,386 to £42,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||2nd March 2023|
You will join the group of Professor Alessandro Troisi based in the Materials Innovation Factory (www.liverpool.ac.uk/materials-innovation-factory) to work on a project supported by a recent Innovate UK-Horizon Award.
The appointment will be until April 2025 with a start date before 1st August 2023. The goal of the project is to develop a digital platform for the discovery of new materials for organic electronics. The platform adopts high-throughput virtual screening methods based on electronic structure calculations and combine them with advanced methodologies (to extract non-trivial optical or electronic properties), cheminformatics, data science and machine learning. The project exploits a collaboration with software engineers and cheminformatics experts from international start-up companies. One of the objectives is to expand the range of applications of the digital platform, which will involve collaboration with multiple experimental groups in the UK and EU.
You should have familiarity with electronic structure methods applied to molecular systems and HPC. You have used a programming language to perform part of your previous research work and you are interested in applying these skills to the development of computer workflows or data analysis. Experience in some of the following areas is desirable: (i) computation or optical or spectroscopic properties of molecules, (ii) cheminformatics, (iii) machine learning, (iv) high-throughput virtual screening, (v) organic electronics applications.
You should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science with a proven research track record of publications and a solid background enabling the study of completely new problems. Interviews of shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in early March 2023.
Any applicants who are still awaiting their PhD to be awarded should be aware that if successful, they will be appointed at grade 6, spine point 30. Upon written confirmation that they have been successful in being awarded their PhD, they will be moved onto grade 7, spine point 31 from the date of their award.
For full details and to apply online, please visit: recruit.liverpool.ac.uk
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