Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Simon J Clarke on a research project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a period of 2 years in the first instance. The project is entitled “Soft chemical control to achieve new layered architectures and strongly correlated states” and involves chemical synthesis using high and low temperature techniques, structural analysis, crystal growth and correlating physical properties with composition and crystal structure. The work is a collaboration with Profs Stephen Blundell and Andrew Boothroyd in Oxford Physics.
The role will include chemical synthesis, powder and single crystal diffraction, magnetometry, transport measurements, supervision of graduate and masters students and there will be opportunities to drive the research direction and to lead experimental teams at international facilities (e.g. the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility).
Find out more about the Clarke research group at Clarke Research
You should have a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry or a cognate subject area, or have submitted your thesis prior to taking up your appointment. You should have expertise in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry. The duties will include testing hypotheses, analysing and reviewing scientific data, and managing your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management, and coordination of the multiple aspects of the work in order to meet deadlines. You should be able to perform chemical synthesis using a wide range of techniques, interpret crystallographic data and interpret physical property measurements, and be willing to learn new techniques related to these.
The post will be based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks, OX1 3QR and is available from 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:
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The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, 7 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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