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Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - Faculty of Science - School of Chemistry

Location: Norwich
Salary: £36,333 per annum, with an annual increment up to £43,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: RA2199

Fixed term for 2 years

Salary on appointment will be £36,333 per annum, with an annual increment up to £43,155 per annum  

A two-year Senior Research Associate position in synthetic organic materials chemistry is available in the Cammidge group in the School of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia. The EPSRC funded project brings together experts in ultrafast photophysics (Meech), Theory (Jones) and aromatic organic materials (Cammidge, this post) in order to probe design features in chromophore diads in which the interactions between the two terminal fragments are carefully controlled. The project requires innovative synthesis, particularly cross-coupling chemistries, and close interaction with the other team members to design and deliver new molecules in response to initial results. You will therefore join a team of three Senior Research Associates, with the other two being in ultrafast photochemistry/physics and theoretical chemistry (advertised separately). Thus, enthusiasm for collaborative interdisciplinary research is also important.

As a Senior Research Associate you will be associated with a particular project and will contribute ideas and/or enhancement of techniques or methodologies. You will analyse and interpret data, write up results and present information on research progress and outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to grant applications and may be involved in the supervision of researchers and teaching of students within the School. 

You will have a postgraduate level qualification, equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant research area. You will also have experience of independent research, have publications in respected journals or equivalent within the field and be able to work in a proactive and results driven manner in a high paced environment. You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret data and work effectively as part of a team. Advanced skills directly relating to this research area and experience teaching small classes and/or overseeing practices would be advantageous.  
 
This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for two years.

Further information on our great benefits package, including 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and additional University Customary days, can be found on our benefits page.

Closing date: 18 March 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

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