Assistant Professor (Research & Education) in Sustainable Catalysis / Biocatalysis

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Feb 2024

23 Dec 2023
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

United Kingdom
Application Deadline

7 Feb 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Offer Description

The Department of Chemistry at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in the field of Sustainable Catalysis and/or Biocatalysis. We welcome applications from those with industrial and/or research and teaching interests in the broad fields of synthetically-orientated Inorganic and/or Organic Chemistry. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who will reinforce and/or complement our existing strengths in the broad areas of chemical catalysis, biocatalysis, soft matter, applied spectroscopy, materials, sustainable chemistries, and chemical synthesis.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally-excellent research and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with excellent facilities, including dedicated mechanical, electrical and glass-blowing workshops, as well as state-of-the-art analytical capability. The Department benefits from very strong connections with industry spanning the North East's process innovation cluster. 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 new postgraduate courses (taught and research) in chemical sciences, and to work with industrial partners.

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.

There is a strong culture of collaboration within the department and with other departments and institutes across the University, including the Biophysical Sciences Institute, the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Data Science. Additional centres of excellence in the University include centres in Sustainable Chemistry 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 that is supportive and inclusive. It's important to us that all 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 September 2024.

The closing date for applications is midday Monday 26th February 2024 with interviews for shortlisted candidates provisionally scheduled for 21st and 22nd March 2024.

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United Kingdom
Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham, United Kingdom


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