Cardiff University Cardiff, Wales
Summary We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on the new phase of the successful UK Catalysis Hub programme. The UK Catalysis Hub brings together the breadth of skills within the UK catalysis community to tackle complex catalytic challenges. This project will be focussed on developing in situ and operando methods for establishing structure-function relationships in all areas of catalysis, both heterogeneous and homogeneous. The researcher will be part of the research groups of Dr Peter Wells and Dr Emma Gibson, and will be based at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH). This is a significant opportunity to be part of an established research group with strong links to national and international networks in the field of catalysis. The location at the RCaH provides unique possibilities to interact with the world-leading research facilities on the Harwell Campus, e.g. Diamond Light Source, the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and the Central Laser Facility. The successful candidate should have first-hand experience in using synchrotron radiation sources to perform X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in chemistry or related discipline, and a track record of academic and research excellence. Potential candidates should also demonstrate an ability to write research papers independently, present their work at international conferences and be able to work successfully with other research groups. Further information is available at the following group webpages: Dr Peter Wells ([email protected]). http://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/about/staff/ppwells.page Dr Emma Gibson ([email protected]) https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/staff/emmagibson/ For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry/RCaH, please contact Prof. Richard Catlow: e-mail [email protected]; Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 4069). For further details about working for Cardiff University, please contact Mr Alastair Baker ([email protected]). For information about working at the RCaH site, please contact Dr Josie Goodall ([email protected]). This position is full time (35 hours per week) and is available immediately for 5 years. Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £35,211 per annum (Grade 6.32). Date advert posted: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Closing date: Saturday, 15 December 2018 Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.