|Salary:||£27,929 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||14th March 2023|
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Dr Alexander Forse at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. This Leverhulme Trust-funded project will develop new adsorbent materials for the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (i.e. direct air capture).
Research in the Forse group centers around the development of new materials for climate change mitigation. In this project we aim to synthesise new carbon-based materials with excellent direct air capture performance.
Day to day, the project will involve synthesizing carbon materials with an electrochemical method, characterizing their structures, and carrying out gas adsorption measurements. The successful applicant will benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities for synthesis, gas adsorption measurements, as well as state of the art spectroscopy and diffraction resources, as required for this project.
Essential requirements for this position are (i) a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or similar, (ii) PhD-level expertise in chemical/materials synthesis and characterization. Additional desirable skills: (iii) experience with gas adsorption experiments, and (iv) experience with electrochemistry; candidates must have at least one of the two desired skills to be considered. The cover letter should specifically discuss each of these four criteria in turn.
We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested, and we are keen to see as many applications as possible from BAME applicants, women, applicants with diverse gender identities, and other underrepresented groups. We encourage good work-life balance, and accommodate flexible working arrangements.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/39398.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Dr Alexander Forse via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote reference MA35320 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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