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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: RA2201

Fixed term for two 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 is available in the ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory in the School of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia (Meech Group). The project will require experience in the management and application of bespoke ultrafast laser experiments including femtosecond transient absorption and stimulated Raman spectroscopy. You will apply these skills to measure and analyse ultrafast dynamics in optically accessible higher excited electronic states of novel molecular systems. Such states have recently come to the fore in a number of potential applications in molecular photonics and solar energy conversion. You will join a team of three Senior Research Associates, with the other two being in synthetic (Cammidge Group) and theoretical (Jones Group) 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 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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