Lincoln, Lincolnshire (GB)
from £32,548 per annum
12 Jun 2018
08 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Chemistry

Brayford Pool, Lincoln

Salary from £32,548 per annum

Post reference: COS199A

Senior Scientist Position in Analytical and Structural Science

College of Science - Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Pharmacy 

With substantial investment including the HEFCE Catalyst scheme, the University has opened the Joseph Banks Laboratories, housing research and training facilities for the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Pharmacy. The University is seeking to substantially enhance its position in these fields and further its track record in training, research and innovation through the appointment of scientists that manage and develop the state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation laboratories of the facility. These posts are central to establishing a dynamic and modern science environment for the academic Schools and to link effectively with businesses in Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op. We are targeting an individual with the ability to maintain and manage instrumentation, deliver projects and training, and develop advanced instrumental methods in solid state materials analysis with X-Ray Diffraction, solid state NMR, Vibrational Spectroscopy and Thermal Analysis instrument suites, a commitment to working within multidisciplinary teams and an enthusiasm for providing solutions for research and commercial projects will be strong attributes in the successful candidate. Where appropriate structured training with unfamiliar techniques will be provided but successful candidates will be able to demonstrate expertise in one or more of the instrument suites.

We are seeking an applicant with experience in the utilisation of high-end instrumentation in research, training and commercial contexts and the potential to provide a sustained contribution to all aspects of the University’s activities including research, teaching and knowledge exchange. Early career candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop their skills across the broad spectrum of attributes required for these roles.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and friendly city. The School provides a stimulating environment for academic research, and is based in high quality, newly developed facilities. 

If you would like to be part of shaping our world-class vision to make a real difference and would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Ian Scowen, Head of Chemistry on 01522 83 7010 or

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at

Closing date: Sunday 8th July 2018

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.