|Salary:||£33,966 to £44,263 per annum.|
|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
The Department of Chemistry is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in the group of Prof. Mike Ward, during his 3-year period as Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine. The main duties of the post-holder will be to (i) conduct research in the general area of coordination cages and their structural, host-guest and catalytic properties; (ii) assist with the day-to-day management of Prof. Ward’s research group; and (iii) contribute to supporting undergraduate teaching programmes in Inorganic Chemistry, particularly via small-group sessions (tutorials, workshops) and helping with laboratory teaching.
The project will involve synthesis of coordination cage hosts (a combination of organic and inorganic synthesis) and characterisation where possible by NMR, mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. The work will use the methodology of physical organic chemistry to determine binding constants of guests; additional techniques that may be relevant include photophysical measurements such as steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence, and spectroscopic and kinetic measurements of catalysed reactions.
In addition to the experimental work, you will be expected to assist with managing the day-to-day running of the research group, including supervision and training of new researchers and undergraduate project students, and preparation of research publications; and to contribute to small-group teaching in the department by delivery of undergraduate tutorials or workshops on aspects of inorganic chemistry, and to help with teaching in the undergraduate teaching laboratory.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
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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