Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry / Data Science

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Feb 2024

The Department of Chemistry at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry / Data Science. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who will strengthen and/or complement our existing strengths in quantum dynamics, quantum chemistry, materials chemistry, soft matter modelling, and biological simulation, as well as applicants with expertise in data-led chemistry.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally-excellent research and teaching. The successful candidate will have access to Durham's superb facilities, including our High-Performance Computer System, Hamilton. The appointee will be expected to cultivate an internationally-leading research group and to engage in the full Departmental range of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the development of the Chemistry stream for postgraduate teaching programmes in Computational Chemistry and/or Data Science.

A World Top 100 department, the Department of Chemistry at Durham is one of the very best in the UK, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, teaching and employability of our students. We are an active and vibrant department, with a strong cohort of early career academics and future leaders. We hold an Athena Swan Silver Award, recognising our commitment to gender equality. Our undergraduate programmes are ranked fifth in The Complete University Guide 2023.

We are home to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation. We are partners in the CDT in Molecular Sciences for Medicine and the CDT in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities. There is a strong culture of collaboration within the department and with other departments, institutes, and centres within the University, including the Institute for Data Science, the Biophysical Sciences Institute, the Durham Energy Institute, the Joint Quantum Centre (Durham and Newcastle Universities) and centres in Sustainable Chemistry, X-ray methods and Soft Matter. We have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.

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Our collective aim at Durham is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and we believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work.

As a University, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University's Strategy and a central part of everything we do. We actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive. It's important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including disabled people, women, and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 01 October 2024.

The closing date for applications is 18 February 2024.

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