Research Fellow in Materials Chemistry - School of Chemistry - 96026 - Grade 7

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Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND

Research Fellow in Materials Chemistry - School of Chemistry - 96026 - Grade 7 - (200001VS)




Position Details
Area: School of Chemistry in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322 with potential progression once in post to £42,792 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full-time 
Duration: Fixed-term for up to 3 years 
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Closing Date: 25 June 2020 

To create and disseminate knowledge by undertaking original research in the synthesis and characterisation of novel magnetic metal-organic framework solids and nanosheets.
Summary of Role
Work towards achieving the milestones and delivering the outputs of EPSRC New Investigator Award “A New Paradigm for Quantum Materials Discovery: S = 1/2 Kagomé Magnets in the Two-Dimensional Limit” 
Operate within the area of synthetic materials chemistry and work collaboratively with closely related disciplines, e.g. condensed matter physics, as well as industry and central research facilities partners
Analyse, interpret and disseminate research findings
Contribute to generating new research project directions and ideas
Main Duties/Responsibilities
Deliver and develop research objectives (conducting own and original research) of the project, with the mentorship of Dr Lucy Clark
Contribute to writing beamtime proposals for access to central research facilities (e.g. Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)
Collect research data through a variety of research methods, including scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research collaboration
Analyse and interpret data
Apply knowledge in a way that develops new intellectual understanding
Disseminate research findings for publication (including drafting academic papers) and present research at national and international conferences
Supervise students on research related work and guide PhD students where appropriate 
Contribute to developing new materials synthesis and characterisation techniques and methods to enable project outcomes
Contribute to School research-related activities and research-related administration
Contribute to enterprise, business development and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University under the supervision of Dr Lucy Clark
Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research project
Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines related to the project
Person Specification
First degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related discipline and a PhD (or be approaching the completion of) in solid-state, inorganic or supramolecular materials chemistry (PhD thesis should be submitted before starting post)
High-level materials synthesis capability including one or more of the following: solvothermal synthesis, ceramic synthesis, single-crystal growth, materials exfoliation methods 
High-level materials characterisation capability including one or more of the following: crystal structure solution and refinement, X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering, microscopy, light scattering, muon spectroscopy, magnetometry
Ability to learn and develop new material synthesis and characterisation methodologies
Ability to think creatively and critically and problem-solve 
Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and engagingly 
Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively 
Ability to contribute to broader management and administration processes in the research group of Dr Clark and the School of Chemistry 
Contribute to the planning and organising of the research project
Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
Informal enquiries can be made to Lucy Clark: 
The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, and the School of Chemistry welcomes flexible working to suit family or other commitments. The University has on-campus childcare facilities. The School of Chemistry holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its work in promoting women’s careers in STEM subjects in higher education.
We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community’
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Primary Location
: GB-GB-Birmingham
: Academic Non-clinical
: Chemistry
: Regular
Job Posting
: 24.05.2020, 7:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis)
: 30,942.00
Maximum Salary
: 42,792.00
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