Research Fellow in Functional Materials Design Grade 7/8 (5 Posts)

Liverpool, Merseyside
£32,958 - £49,772 pa
16 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Full Time

Five Research Fellow/Theme Leader positions are available within the £10 M Centre for Functional Materials Design funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Each post will act as a theme leader in one or more of the following areas:

  • Computational Approaches to Materials Design (2 posts, spanning computational chemistry, physics, material science, and computer science)
  • Organic Materials (experimental)
  • Inorganic Materials (experimental)
  • Robotics & Automation

These Research Fellow/Theme Leader positions are key to the success of the Centre. You will pro-actively progress the specific research theme, using your own initiative and knowledge and through discussion with the Centre Leadership Team and broader community of researchers in the Centre. You will be expected to perform research at internationally leading level and to ensure that other researchers within the theme (particularly PhD students) are working in an optimal way and communicating across boundaries. This is not a standard research project, but rather a 10-year research centre with the ambitious aim of fundamentally transforming our capability to discover new functional materials.

These posts will suit an ambitious scientists motivated to produce step-change advances in new materials. You should have a PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science with a commitment to developing collaborative research within or across the academic networks, external partners and stakeholder groups.

The level of research performed and the experience offered in engaging with senior UK and international partners will make these posts highly suitable for a transition to an independent academic career. It is important to note that these roles have a broad scope and that many skills sets could be relevant. We are seeking to recruit a team that will allow the centre to succeed, rather than to fill a narrow list of technical requirements. Your applications should therefore set out how your skills, experience and capabilities will contribute to the success of the centre at all levels. The posts are available for 5 years.

Job Ref: 007657/CW
Closing Date: 19 June 2017

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