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PDRA in Electron Momentum Spectroscopy to Benchmark Quantum Chemistry Calculations

The Open University - STEM

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £37,099
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: 21320
 

Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term for 24 months

Closing Date: 8th January 2024 - 12:00 noon UTC

Interview date: w/c 22nd January 2024

It is expected that the postholder will be working mainly on campus. 

Change your career, change lives.

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The STEM Faculty is made up of 6 Schools and one Institute: Computing and Communications, Engineering and Innovation, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Life Health and Chemical Sciences, and the Knowledge Media Institute. This position will be based in the School of Life Health and Chemical Sciences.

“We aspire to be world leaders in inclusive, innovative and high impact STEM teaching and research, equipping learners, employers and society with the capabilities to meet tomorrow’s challenges”.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to join the EPSRC funded project Electron momentum spectroscopy of radiosensitizers: New benchmark data for assessing theoretical models.

The researcher will directly probe the wavefunctions of complex molecules in the gas phase using electron momentum spectroscopy. The aim is to benchmark state-of-the-art quantum chemical calculations. The project will focus on molecules with potential radiosensitizing characteristics.

Skills and experience

  • You will hold (or have submitted a thesis by the start date) a PhD in physical chemistry, chemical physics, or related discipline.
  • Experience in working with gas phase spectroscopy, ideally involving electron beams, scattering techniques and/or mass spectrometry.
  • Effective diagnostic and problem-solving skills in a laboratory context
  • Good interpersonal, scientific communication and presentation skills

Please see the job description below for further details and desirable criteria.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application, please email Dr Kate Nixon (kate.nixon@open.ac.uk).

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Paula Haycock at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 21320

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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