Research Associate/Fellow In Heterogeneous Nanocatalysis (Fixed-Term)

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Nottingham

Vacancy added: 20.05.2019

Employer: University of Nottingham

Resumes due: 19.06.2019

 

Chemistry

Location:  University Park

Salary:  £27,025 to £39,609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 June 2019

Reference:  SCI163519

The School of Chemistry is looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate/Fellow in heterogeneous Nanocatalysis post within the research group of Prof Peter Licence and Prof Andrei Khlobystov.

The successful candidate will be involved on design and test of heterogeneous catalytic reactions, including kinetic studies for reactions of industrial significance such as selective CO2 hydrogenation to formic acid, one-pot hydroaminomethylation of alkenes and selective hydrogenation of alkenes. This is a highly challenging project in heterogeneous nanocatalysis and requires excellence in contemporary practical skills, preferably demonstrated by your previous publication record.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Chemistry or related discipline. Proven ability in innovative and effective experimental research in catalytic reactions (details can be found in the job profile) using metal catalysts. Evidence of in-depth knowledge and experience in chemistry of ionic liquids. Excellent working skills with air-sensitive reactions (glovebox), chromatographic methods (GC) and high-pressure reactors. Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines, both internal and external to the School.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2.5 year and is available immediately.

The School of Chemistry values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about this at www.athenaswan.org.uk and on our website www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/about/ath...

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Pete Licence (peter.licence@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Nicholas Bennett (Nicholas.bennett@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Pete Licence (peter.licence@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Nicholas Bennett (Nicholas.bennett@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

 
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